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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 01:18 PM
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WOW, that thing looks like it was shrink wrapped for 50 years. Congrats.
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Ok I got it on the lift now, got some leaks, typical 50 year old car. Looking it over today I'm certain it has been painted, but they did a great job masking it up, not a speck of over spray anywhere. They only listed White and black for the vinyl tops so I'm pretty sure it would have been White. Driver seat showing some cracking on the side from sliding in and out. The car is very clean and had been taken care of. I did go over to Virginia Classic Mustang this morning and pick up the pony and coral for the grill, that was the only thing he couldn’t find. It does have new bumpers, and I got the originals and they’re not bad inside and out. I also got some Cragars and the original rims and caps.

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Love it! Congratulations. I, too, would be afraid to work on it!
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Wow, such a nice survivor. Add me to the list of people who wouldn't know what to do with that kind of time capsule. I'm sure I would have an existential crisis trying to resist a T5 swap or something and ultimately sell it to a better caretaker than myself.

Must...resist...urge to....mod....
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My first impression upon seeing it was "high quality repaint".

The paint was never that deep new from the factory.

Otherwise, looks immaculate.

Great job finding it on your part.
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Awesome car, congrats on a true gem of a find. And that spare with the little t*ts and paint still on the tread.
Wow. Just WOW!

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WOW beautiful
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Wow, that's beautiful!

It's also crazy that that car has had less miles on it in over half a century than my '66 fastback has had on it in the past 4 years


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Beautiful ride, great find for sure. Love the price list to, the AM radio cost more then the carb and intake.
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Great car and its the same color that my Mustang will be. I'm heading to PA 2 weeks from today to pickup a 1 owner for myself as well. Original interior and everything. I was told be seller that the only non original parts are tires (of course), exhaust and gas tank.

Must be some good Mustang owners in PA.

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We had a Mint '66 GT locally in the same identical interior and exterior colors that was owned by a guy in the Orlando/Apopka area that used to go on the Pony Drives (which I was not involved in)... Pony Doc here on the VMF knew him well. Don't remember what his name was, But he worked at Northrop Grumman just like I did (Note NGC Parking Decal on Windshield), but he was in Apopka, and I was at the Melbourne location... but he retired...and I got laid off after 15 years... At any rate, Here is his '66 GT. I only met him once, and ironically, It was while I was doing some work temporarily in Apopka, and I spoke with him about his '66 GT. He sold it on Craigslist for a measly 17K.... Whomever bought the car, stole it...at that price...

Here are some pics of the car I took a couple years back.... Note interior and exterior colors...
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That is amazing. Yes, you can keep it if you take care of it! What do you plan to do with it, MCA shows? Hope to see you in Fredericksburg this year with it!
We plan on just driving it and enjoying it. I don't do shows, but I do go just to look. The underside really looks like a 50 year old car. After I get the 71 finished I'll start dialing this one in.

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You nailed it. That a beautiful looking 66 hardtop. Fastbacks eat your hearts out Bet the hunt for such a fine car was as much fun as all the thumbs bring her home on the trailer. Congrats BZ
As any Mustang fan knows the hunt can be fun, but it gets frustrating when you spend a whole day to and from a location just to be disappointed. Most cars aren’t as advertised. We were looking for a couple months to find one we were willing to purchase. We were looking basically 65-70 so nothing specific except for being a Mustang.

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Stunning!

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These greens have my head wobbling and ive never seen the true '66 green in person to be sure of what I'll eventually choose, some I say yea some OE paints I say nay.
How would you compare your green to these pics? I know its 90% light and shadows but would you say "ya, that's just like mine in a different light?
Neither really look to have metallic as the proper name suggests, is it there and I just don't see it?

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We had a Mint '66 GT locally in the same identical interior and exterior colors that was owned by a guy in the Orlando/Apopka area that used to go on the Pony Drives (which I was not involved in)... Pony Doc here on the VMF knew him well. Don't remember what his name was, But he worked at Northrop Grumman just like I did (Note NGC Parking Decal on Windshield), but he was in Apopka, and I was at the Melbourne location... but he retired...and I got laid off after 15 years... At any rate, Here is his '66 GT. I only met him once, and ironically, It was while I was doing some work temporarily in Apopka, and I spoke with him about his '66 GT. He sold it on Craigslist for a measly 17K.... Whomever bought the car, stole it...at that price...

Here are some pics of the car I took a couple years back.... Note interior and exterior colors...
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As any Mustang fan knows the hunt can be fun, but it gets frustrating when you spend a whole day to and from a location just to be disappointed. Most cars aren’t as advertised. We were looking for a couple months to find one we were willing to purchase. We were looking basically 65-70 so nothing specific except for being a Mustang.

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