2 Door Hardtop
289 2v V8
2 Door Hardtop, Standard Interior
Ivy Green Metallic
Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Rosette Vinyl, Standard Interior
March 21, 1966
This is a 1966 Ford Mustang coupe for sale. I bought it from an elderly gentleman who was the original owner. This car has 77,621 original miles on the car and engine (engine has never been rebuilt). It has a 289 2V, with power steering. The car was originally ivy green metallic, but the owner had it repainted to its current "teal" color, which has started to fade on the hood and roof. The only two cosmetically bad spots are the two rust spots shown in the pictures below: at the bottom of the front right fender, and around the wheel open on the left rear quarter. The only other rust on the entire car is some on the left rear frame rail extension (about the last 6", though still structurally sound) and on the right side of the right toe pan.
I got it this summer, with the intention of making it my daily driver while I worked on my '73 Mach 1. I got it running after replacing all the usual items. It was running well, but not really strong. I decided to replace the upper-end gaskets, but then afterwards it was running really rough. I took a compression test, and though the numbers weren't great (95-130), it should have been still running. I let it sit for a day or two, and after that, it couldn't start again. It sounded like a timing issue, but after setting the timing, it still wasn't starting. I pulled the front to replace the timing chain and gears and to make sure it hadn't jumped time), but the gear markings hadn't moved, so it hadn't jumped time. I had my friend also take a look at it, who was a Marine mechanic, and he was stumped (said this was only the second engine in his life that got the best of him). Anyway, I need to start concentrating on my '73 Mach 1 project (the main car), so this one needs to go.
I also acquired a 5.0 roller engine that I intended to go in this car. It came out of a '93 Crown Victoria with 60,000 miles on it. It is a complete longblock (minus the intake and carb- the original EFI system is no longer here) that is standard bore. I also have a lot of parts off of a 5.0 roller crate engine that I bought: oil pan, timing chain set, timing cover, flexplate, water pump, oil pump and pickup, etc.
Price: $2200 w/ extra 5.0 engine, $1900 w/o extra 5.0 engine. If this car sells, great! If not, I'll store it away and keep for a project later down the road. It's a solid car, and no one has messed with the car since it has not been restored yet. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I live in Council Bluffs, Iowa. My evening phone number is 712-256-1706 (w/ voice mail). You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Battery and starter cables
- Oil filter
- Fuel pump
- Distributor cap
- Distributor rotor
- Distributor points and condensor
- Spark plug wires
- Spark plugs
- Starter Solenoid
- Air cleaner and filter
- Timing chain
- Timing gears
- Aluminum timing cover
- (4) KYB Gas-A-Just Shocks (not yet installed)
- (4) Brake pad/hardware/spring sets (not yet installed)