1966 Ford Mustang Convertible289 V8 C-Code, Auto, Two Owners Since New! Beautiful!
SOLD to California!!! Interesting Fact: The Mustang was designed, engineered and launched in just 18 months, a monumental feat. The design criterion initially included: seating for four with bucket seats and a floor mounted shifter, weigh no more than 2,500 pounds, no more than 180 inches in length, sell for less than $2,500 and to be offered with many power and convenience options. They nailed it!!
This is a beautiful two owner since new 1966 Ford Mustang convertible that is a nice original car that has been sympathetically restored as needed. We love the combination of the blue on blue color combination, 289 CID V8 and automatic transmission. This is nice enough for any local or regional show and it drives very well, being well loved for the past 53 years! It is now ready for its next new, loving and careful caretaker. This car has had the pleasure of transporting VIPs through numerous parades, including Miss America contestants, a governor, a senator, etc.
This Mustang was bought new on January 18, 1966 from Pletcher Ford in Jenkintown, PA by Mr. T. John McAlonan. He purchased it as a gift to his wife to help celebrate their wedding that year. Mrs. McAlonan enjoyed the Mustang for the next 43 years and 74,000 miles until it was finally sold it to his good friend and fellow Country Club member, Albert Cowling of King of Prussia, PA. Albert has been a lifelong car collector and continued to enjoy the Mustang and participate in local and regional car shows until he recently sold it to us. This car has always been garage kept, well serviced and has never had any rust or rot issues so common with Mustangs.
This Mustang was been once partially repainted in the original Arcadian Blue (Paint Code F). The repaint is highly serviceable with great gloss and shine with very straight body panels and gaps throughout. It would be proud to be in any local car show, but isn’t a concours repaint. The repaint was mainly to clean up some chips and scrapes on the drivers side that had accumulated over the previous four decades. There are many areas which retain the original paint, such as the underside of the hood and certain trim areas, which maintains this as a nice survivor. Most all of the chrome and stainless are all original and in very nice condition. The bumpers are all original and look great!! The overall look is very nice and consistent, urging you to drive her out to dinner or for a weekend getaway drive.
The interior features Blue with Blue Trim (Trim Code 22) and most all of the upholstery was replaced with all correct high quality materials. It had been replaced under Mr. Cowling’s ownership in 2011. The only item that isn’t really nice is the original blue steering wheel which has two small cracks in it. The blue loop carpeting looks terrific and it is obvious that she’s seen little wear since being installed. The black vinyl electric powered convertible top works beautifully and is in excellent condition.
The Mustang is a C-Code 289 CID V8 featuring 200 hp and paired with the C4 three speed automatic. The Mustang now has accumulated 94,400 miles since new and has been loved and cared for its entire life by two owners. The entire drive train is tight and the car runs and drives very well.
The Mustang comes complete with its original owners manual, a couple other service manuals, various receipts and documentation. Also included are two sets of keys, with one set being the original set that was delivered with the car back in 1966!!
We have this priced well. The base Hagerty price guide values are: No. 2 example at $34.8k and a No. 3 value at $26.8k. The two ownership history and originality bumps these to about $40k and $31k, respectively. This won’t last long.
We have a special place in our hearts for this Mustang. For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.