Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Auburn University, Alabama
66 Emberglo coupe for son
I still have my first car, a '66 Tahoe Turquoise
C-code coupe with auto and a bunch of added options over the years. My parents helped me buy it when I was 16 and 1/2. The car has been reliable, useful and tons of fun... I drove it through high school, dating, to work, slow for grandmother's shopping, and too fast on more than one occasion...to college and to the police academy, to work at a Sheriff's Office until I got a take-home Crown Vic... even left my wedding in it.
Fast forward 27 years and I have driven both my sons from just after birth til now, and they LOVE the Mustang. I just acquired a very nice and (almost) rust-free '66 Emberglo C-code coupe with auto, factory air, power steering, and a fresh build on the 289. It runs great, shifts, stops, and steers perfectly. The paint is a 10 in some areas and an 8.5 or so in others. It's not perfect, but it will be a great father and sons project until we get one for my younger son. (He wants a Nightmist Blue one.) It needs EVERYTHING done to the interior, but it's complete and there is new carpet and underlayment, so we have a solid start. Last weekend, we got rid of the remnants of the original headliner and some flash rust, I primed the inside of the roof and C pillars to prepare for new insulation. Next, out comes the front and rear glass for a headliner and new weather stripping with the glass re-install. Plan to detail the engine, rebuild the suspension and detail the undercarriage.
We have a lot to do to make this Emberglo and Parchment pony all it can be. I plan to teach my son to drive in it and have him take his driver license test at 16 in it, laying the foundation for a second generation of Mustang memories.
My 1st car...
'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
Older son's 1st car...
'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Dealer A/C • Console
•Dual Exhaust • Power Steering
Younger son's 1st car...
'66 Nightmist / Blue & white deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Factory A/C •Console
•WAITING FOR RESTORATION