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This Rangoon Red 1966 GT convertible is as American as Apple Pie !!!
Data Plate numbers indicate manufactured in Dearborn Michigan, March 17 , 1966 . First sold in Denver. Car was originally Silver with Blue interior .289 V8 "A" code 4 barrel carb, 4 Speed Transmission.
The code also indicates that the car has a tight ratio 3.00:1 traction lock rear end. I did not check numbers on the rear end to see if the car still has the original one.
Although the car is not a San Jose born California car, it does have the old black California plates, I will say with confidence that the original, practically rust free undercarriage indicates the car has spent much of its life in a dry climate.
Manual ( non power) top, Correct GT options including dual " Trumpet" exhaust, front disk brakes and fog lights. Correct GT "badging" and stripe. Correct tight ratio GT non power steering box. #'s HCCAX 6C10B
Optional"rally pac"... very nice ! It has the Styled Steel wheels which were not automatically part of the GT package in 1965 and 1966 and had to be ordered separately. Paint very good , older job still high gloss with no signs of peeling. checking, fading. Body panels very good, rust free, minor "wave" when looking down the side of the car (indicating some bondo), parking lot dings and several very small 3mm by 3mm gravel chips. All in all very presentable and impressive to the casual observer.
Bumpers, bright work all very presentable. Window regulators all good, go up and down. Horn, lights, turn signals, wiper, heater fan, oil pressure, water temp, and amp meter all OK
Under hood:"Driver" clean engine compartment with typical oil seep. New 3 core radiator heavy duty radiator, new water pump , cap and rotor.
Car starts immediately, holds idle, runs smooth. Accelerates briskly, did not pull right or left. Overall conclusion: This a solid #3 condition, rare, factory original 4 speed GT. This is an iconic 1966 Mustang Convertible GT ! It is is a great investment / proud car to enjoy and keep !
The Fog Lights, part of the
GT package, sit at
the ends of the "spears" in the center grill.
The Dual "Trumpet" exhaust and GT gas cap were also part of Ford's GT package.
This car has a Black Standard vinyl interior .
This rare GT is a beautiful rust free car that lived all its life in the Los Angeles area .
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