Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Auburn University, Alabama
66 Nightmist coupe for son
Well, some of you have read my "66 Emberglo coupe for son" thread, and you may be aware I have 2 sons.
My younger son absolutely loves the Nightmist Blue cars and said, "Dad, maybe we can find my dream car one day, too." I told him I would try, but the chances of finding a Nightmist V8 car close enough to home and not riddled with rust are slim. I know I could find a car and paint it any color and make the interior any combination we wanted, but there's just something about an original equipment car, and let's face it, they're not getting any cheaper and I'm not getting any younger... so I've kept my eyes peeled. Just in case.
A couple of days ago I ran across an ad for a 66 Mustang about 45 minutes away. I saw the old faded blue paint, the hood and trunk lid off, and a big shelf full of parts in the pictures. I asked for some more photos and couldn't believe my eyes... It still has the original door data plate with no signs of tampering or paint, the original buck tag and the fender stamping that match. It is a Nightmist Blue
1966 hardtop built in Metuchen just after my other two cars, also with the original 289, C4 auto, has factory A/C , and is still sporting its original Blue and White Luxury interior ! ! ! There aren't even any tears in the seats, nor any cracks in the dash pad. It's dirty, the headliner and carpet are shot and the passenger front toe board is rusted, but it's dry as a bone inside. I wondered if a clogged AC drain contributed to that, because I don't see any signs of a leaking cowl. The owner said when he got it, the tires were flat, the original wheels were rusted at the ground and maybe that contributed to the rust on the floor. He already had new sheet metal for it.
We struck a mutually handsome deal, and I am going back in a day or so with my truck and trailer to pick up a 3rd Mustang for my 2nd son's very 1st car.
Gonna build that 289, go through the C4, put that new floor in right, get it ready for some body work and paint, and get that interior sharp as a razor. It will take us a while, but that's okay. It will be time well spent together.
And when the time is right, he too can say, "My Dad helped me with my first car, a '66."
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