The introduction of the Mustang in 1964 created a new class of automobile known as the pony car. The Mustang's styling, with its long hood and short deck, proved wildly popular and inspired a host of competition including Camaro, Firebird, Cougar and others.
The 1966 Ford Mustang was the highest production Mustang in all fifty three years it has been in production. The world had caught Mustang fever after the introduction of the 1964 1/2 model, and Ford was working double time to try and keep up with demand. The factory in Dearborn, Michigan pumped out a whopping 607,568 Mustangs between August of 1965 and July of 1966.
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The 1966 Red Mustang GT302 V8 at Skyway Classics is the real deal. You do not find a real Red Mustang GT with a real 289 Cubic Inch performance rebuilt engine and 4-barrel carb anywhere anymore.
It has a gorgeous body, outstanding performance, and a price the everyone could afford. Built around the standard 289CI V8 available in the base model, the GT's "A" code 289 featured a bigger four barrel carburetor, better intake, and higher duration camshaft to increase the output from the base model's 200hp up to 225hp in the GT.
The suspension was upgraded as well with stiffer springs for better handling and front disc brakes(a rarity in those years) were added to make sure you could "woah" this pony down. On the outside, this GT model got a custom grille with fog lamps on either side of the iconic "Pony" emblem. On the sides you will find rocker stripes that look so good, Ford still uses them on Mustangs to this day. Out back the GT model has a unique fuel filler cap on a blackout panel between the tail lamps, with dual exhaust exiting underneath.
This Mustang GT is extremely close to factory original, boasting the original interior colors, a new upgraded stereo system, new disk brakes, fog lights, seat belts, a rust free body, all ne front suspension, new tinted windshield, Hurst shifter, Trumpet exhaust, and much more.
This is a real GT. It has the V cut out behind the gauges, fog light switch is factory, four turns lock to lock on the steering wheel, not 6 like a regular Mustang, 4-piston calipers, HD susp, disc brakes, exhaust hangers are correct, and more.
This particular GT has been upgraded with aftermarket American Racing "Torq-Thrust" wheels and white letter BFGoodrich Radial T/As. This wheel and tire combination is totally fitting on this classic pony car, and combined with the square set body, they give this Mustang a stance that is just magnificent.
On the inside, it is all business. Black vinyl buckets up front separated by the classic four on the floor shifter with white cue ball handle. The instrument panel is unique to the GT model, and features a speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and ammeter in five round dials.
Trim Tag Info Verification shows this to be a real 225 Horse 289 GT!
6 â€“ 1966 model year
R â€“ San Jose California Plant
07 â€“ Hardtop
A â€“ Optional 225 Horse 289 4V V8
142611 - Build Number for production at San Jose
This Mustang is one amazing machine, and it can be yours today! If you are in the market for a super clean, extremely original and well kept first generation Mustang, then look no further than the one we have here at Skyway Classics.
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