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post #16 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 04:32 PM
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Another oddity... someone cut a notch in the lip of the passenger front fender to highlight the VIN... it is hidden from the factory...
I'd be willing to bet the normal left-front VIN is gone due to a repair.
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"$50K if done right"? It's not a vert, and not being proclaimed as a GT either. More like $35K tops if done right as a coupe. Then deduct your $10K to fix stuff. Vanguard motors is (as per usual) looking for suckers and willing to wait until one comes along.....
I agree they are asking too much, but you are lowballing. Take what I said (35-40) and add $25,000 if it was a fastback, and add $40,000 if it was a convertible.

And lemme tell you, I know a guy who has a 66 GT K-code convertible. Arcadian Blue, blue/white deluxe interior, AM/8 Track, console, power top, 4-speed, etc. It would not be possible for it to have more options, only alternatives. Drives real nice, too. I've worked on it, and tested it afterward. The convertible K codes are really rare. People who wanted to go fast bought hardtops and fastbacks, because convertibles were significantly heavier, and more flexible. This made the K code convertible a very rare bird.

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HIPO 289's also had their VIN numbers stamped on the block above the starter... if door matches inner fender and title.. ask them to pull the starter and take a picture...
Not 100% of them were stamped.
There are other things I'd be scrutinizing long before the stamped VIN on a K block.

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I've seen VINs stamped at the very front of the passenger's side of the block, just above the oil pan flange. Have seen trans stamped too. It might have been on the rectangular pad just forward of the trans mount. They might have to scrape some of that 5 gallon discount black paint off to see if it exists.

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The GT emblems are too high, Mustang letters are not straight, improper brake pedal pad for disc brakes, all suggesting not an original GT.

As to the build date, there's a VIN within 200 cars (earlier) of this one a C2 build date on this site:

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You mean BESIDES the reproduction data plate and the "09Z" scheduled build date which would mean this '66 was built on December 9, 1967?

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The market may not back me up on this, but supposing it is a real K code but not a real GT, I think that would be more interesting. A non-GT k code is pretty unusual for 66 isn't it?
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True, but hard to document.

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True, but hard to document.
Fair point. I think I just like the idea of the most desirable engine letter for 65-66 hiding in an otherwise unassuming coupe.
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Well, before such cars as the Firebird Trans Am, people often wanted to go fast without all the dress-up junk. That's why you could get a K code Mustang that was NOT a GT in 65-66. In fact, for the first year of production, you could get a K code, but the GT had not been invented. Similarly in 67, there were a lot of 390 Mustangs that were not GTs. The hardtop was the lightest body, so those in the know bought them, not fastbacks. The convertible weighed even more. A plain Mustang hardtop with a big engine was very fast, and unassuming, we called them "sleepers", because they lacked ornamentation, and the exhaust was very subtle, at least until you jumped on it. Even my "other" car, which totally lacks visual subtlety, has very quiet exhaust, until I jump on it. Then the straight through (and stone-stock) chambered mufflers notify every cop for half a mile that I'm in a hurry.

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Exactly - when my Dad ordered the '66 HiPo Hardtop sitting out in my garage, he wanted the lightest, fastest, plainest Mustang he could get.


It is very rare. I have been in the Mustang game since the mid-70's and have owned dozens and have only seen 2 of them. Rare does not always make the transfer to value. Had Dad ordered a GT - convertible - HiPo - 4-speed - it would be worth twice what my silly '66 automatic HiPo is worth.
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There's so much wrong with that car, I don't even know where to begin.. $50K... Realistically, He's luck if he gets 20K... and that's stretching it...

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There's so much wrong with that car, I don't even know where to begin.. $50K... Realistically, He's luck if he gets 20K... and that's stretching it...

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I would agree but I bet he gets more...realistically only worth maybe what you say...but I bet it sells for more.

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There's so much wrong with that car, I don't even know where to begin.. $50K... Realistically, He's luck if he gets 20K... and that's stretching it...

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Unfortunately, some uninformed buyer will get screwed and end up losing his shirt on this deal...

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Unfortunately, some uninformed buyer will get screwed and end up losing his shirt on this deal...
Are you taking bets on how long we have to wait until this post appears here: Just Bought a '66 K-code Coupe and I Have A Few Questions...?
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Are you taking bets on how long we have to wait until this post appears here: Just Bought a '66 K-code Coupe and I Have A Few Questions...?
If that be the case, I'd hope the poster will have a "join date" that is newer than the purchase date of said vehicle and will have viewed the youtube.com video and read its comments (snicker).

I'd advise that any of us with a conscience comment there, too....
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Exactly - when my Dad ordered the '66 HiPo Hardtop sitting out in my garage, he wanted the lightest, fastest, plainest Mustang he could get.


It is very rare. I have been in the Mustang game since the mid-70's and have owned dozens and have only seen 2 of them. Rare does not always make the transfer to value. Had Dad ordered a GT - convertible - HiPo - 4-speed - it would be worth twice what my silly '66 automatic HiPo is worth.
My 65 kcode fastback is a non-GT car with only a rally pack. Thankfully it has the vin on both the engine and transmission. It's build date was Dec 7, 1964, so even before GT cars were made, I think lol
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