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Automatic with Power Steering,
Drum Brakes , Dual Exhaust.
Data plate indicates the
car was manufactured in Detroit off the assembly line December 30th
1965 , originally distributed and sold in Chicago, Factory "C Code"
289 V8 2 barrel carb. California Black Plate car, meaning it has original
license plates form the 1960's, after 1969 the plates were blue so the
car has been in California at least since 1969. Data plate also indicates
289 V8 2 barrel carb, Automatic trans, Pony Interior and F code 2.80:1
ratio Traction Lock limited slip rear axle. The traction lock makes
sense for a car originally sold & used in snowy Chicago.
The car is Night Mist Blue with Blue and White "Pony" interior, an original combination offered on the 1966 Mustang convertible. The blue is a slight shade lighter than the standard issue Night Mist blue, but close enough where I would still consider this a numbers matching car,meaning that correct color / engine / trans as indicated on the dataplate code. All exterior trim intact and correct.
Excellent paint job, . Power
top with glass rear window. Front and rear bumpers are bright like new,
and have been re chromed or replaced . Body panels line up excellent,
with no "wave" when you look at the reflection in the bumpers
indicating this is an accident free car with no body filler Spinner
style hubcaps with blue hub center (1966 Mustang period correct option).
Matching Michelin tires almost new with 90% wear all around .
Engine compartment clean,
no excessive oil leaks (i.e. valve cover leaks,etc.) . Newer heavy duty
radiator, up The engine has a "Monte Carlo" bar n the engine
compartment, a period correct aftermarket item that stiffens the frame.
Undercarriage, rocker panels, torque box's and rails are straight ,floor
panels intact and rust free Exhaust system, mufflers serviceable. No
underengine oil leaks or transmission fluid leaks ( drops on ground
after drive) except for typical oozing from the pan gasket.
Nice soft throaty sound coming from dual exhaust. Car tracked well, did not drift right or left, auto trans working upshift/downshift into all three gears. This 35+ year So Cal veteran presents very well, and is great example of a 1966 Mustang !
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