West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautiful example of this true original southern California survivor 'Little old lady from Santa Barbara" rust free 1966 Ford Mustang 2 door hardtop with some 85K original miles and built in San Jose, California and with it's original and highly desirable 289 2V 'C' code V8 engine and still in its original 'Sahara Beige' factory color paint with 'Black Vinyl & Black Rosette Vinyl' Interior Trim with Bucket Seats, original C4 automatic transmission, 2.80:1 rear axle, built on 7/1 in the first year of production, and boasting it's original California 1960's issued 'Black License Plates' & original factory spare wheel.
Ford's biggest success of the sixties and the originator of the 'Pony car' concept was essentially a sporty compact car but with a now legendary long hood and short deck proportions, built on Falcon and Fairlane chassis and drive-train components, the Ford Mustang was introduced in April 1964 as '65 models and within a year became the fastest selling car of all time; with these early production cars now carrying special favor and becoming fondly known as 64 1/2 models by Mustang enthusiasts! The upgraded V8 from the Falcon six cylinder engine was the 260 c.i. V8 produced on the same assembly line with other 1964 Fords, these early models were titled as 1965 models although they were actually from the 1964 production era. After September 1964 the 260 V8 was dropped in favor of the larger 289 V8.
Recently purchased from the family of the original 'Little Old Lady from Santa Barbara' owners and obviously always well kept, always garaged and looked after and mostly all original apart from one repaint in it's original 'Sahara Beige' color. The car has factory power steering and must be driven to be fully appreciated - the engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no noticeable oil leaks and the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool.
The car is still very striking with one very professional and still absolutely presentable repaint in it's original 'Sahara Beige' factory color paint and the original 'Black Rosetta Vinyl' standard interior is still in fabulous condition with no noticeable flaws and a steering wheel and an original dashboard that looks as it must have when it left the factory floor over 55 years ago!
They are only original once as they say and this is is one very fine example of this very collectible and desirable original southern California owners first generation model of the legendary Ford Mustang in turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition!
You will look long and harder to find a finer example of this highly sought after original southern California 'black license plate' 1966 first generation Mustang, a true 'time capsule' if there ever was one!