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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Next barn/shop find (cat's out of the bag Blake!)

I had another 'can't pass it up' deal fall in my lap a couple days ago. This car was at a body shop for and engine and trans rebuild, as well as fuel and brake lines, shocks, and brakes. The work was done, but the bill wasn't paid in full. FF almost 8 years, and I was able to snag the car for the remainder of the bill! Yes- 8 years the car sat in the corner of the shop! 10 hours on the road today and she's home. Beside needing the rear quarters and drop offs, the rear rails are a little soft. Other than that, it's a pretty solid platform for whatever comes next. It's a 6 cyl automatic, but I've got a complete V8 drivetrain from another '66 right down to the dual exhaust that I can slap into it. I told BlakeTX I was toying with the idea of a street legal stock car- stripped interior, leave the exterior 'patina', but solid underpinings. The possibilities are endless, right?!? lol
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I assume you are retired?
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Dammit man! Nice find. Wish I could stumble upon something like this for my kid's first car.
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Heck yeah! If somebody had to find a killer deal, might as well be somebody cool with a fun plan
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This car was at a body shop for and engine and trans rebuild, as well as fuel and brake lines, shocks, and brakes.

Who takes their car to a body shop for engine and trans rebuild, fuel and brake lines, shocks and brakes?
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I like your plan.....
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I assume you are retired?
Not quite... 15 +/- to go before that lucky day! I just got lucky and had a few days off to burn
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Looks nice.
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Man, I keep coming back to this thread to look at the pics. It's really fun to see such a good example of untapped potential, just ready to be made fun.

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Dammit man! Nice find. Wish I could stumble upon something like this for my kid's first car.
I'm out of places to put Mustangs and parts now.

I may be done having kids, but I'm not too old to play with cars !

Nice find, @gt350sr !
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'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
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Why not a period correct vintage race car?
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Whoa, That car that you picked up looks like a REAL 1966 "Sprint 200". I want the numbers and some pics of the car before you cut her up!...

gt350sr, shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] ..... Thanks. ...So I can get her in the Sprint 200 Registry if she is a REAL Sprint 200.

Thanks.

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First thing I thought too, Tony. Looks like a good prospect.

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Why not a period correct vintage race car?
oooh- I like it! Ok- show me some examples...and maybe how you'd do it!

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Whoa, That car that you picked up looks like a REAL 1966 "Sprint 200". I want the numbers and some pics of the car before you cut her up!...

gt350sr, shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] ..... Thanks. ...So I can get her in the Sprint 200 Registry if she is a REAL Sprint 200.

Thanks.

Tony K.
I didn't know there was a Sprint 200 Registry.
I just met a fellow about 20 miles from my home that I see from time to time that is (sort of) working on his wife's first car...she is the original owner of a 1966 Sprint 200 Mustang, still has the original 200 with chrome valve cover and air cleaner, C4 automatic, full console, and it still has its original Silver Blue exterior with a dark blue C Stripe and its original standard blue interior. It's kinda rough, especially on the outside. I maaaaayy be able to get the car one day...

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

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