(6 photos of a 1966 Emberglo Orange Mustang Convertible) This Emberglo orange 1966 Mustang convertible was at the 2010 Mustang roundup in the Tampa, Florida sun. It has steel styled wheels, Emberglo and white pony interior, and a nice V8 engine under the hood.|
(3 photos of a 1966 Red Mustang Hardtop) This custom red 1966 Mustang hardtop was at the 2011 Mustang car show held in Port Angeles, Washington. It has full wheel covers with spinners and metal rocker panel trim.
(5 photos of a 1966 Blue And White Mustang Players Special Edition Hardtop) At least 50 of these blue and white 1966 Mustang hardtops were given out by the Player's cigarette company in many separate sweepstake in Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta between October 1965 and September of 1966. All Mustang has the 200 cubic inch six cylinder engine, 3 speeds manual transmission, full wheel covers, and AM radio. The Blue and White exterior paint matched the Player's cigarette package. We think the blue is 1966 Nightmist Blue which is very dark and Wimbledon White. We also have several newspaper advertisements for this promotion as well as many of the winners. This set of photos was submitted to us from a viewer as well as the first newspaper article in the second set.
(1 photo of a 1966 Blue And White Mustang Players Special Edition Hardtop Advertisement) Submitted by a viewer, this is a Player's Mustang special edition advertisement from the National Library and Archives of Quebec / Le Petit Journal for the Week of June 5, 1966. Player's Cigarettes gave out a series of blue and white specially painted 1966 Mustangs as part of this sweepstakes. This ad says, Enter the contest Mustangs Players Hurry in! You to can easily be among the winners of a spirited Mustang 1966. A Mustang will be awarded in prizes every week. So you can participate in the competition many times. Nothing could be simpler: you just have to get a Player's cigarette packet and ship your entry to the address listed below. In the rules it says that a drawing will be preformed every week starting June 21st and ending August 23rd (10 weeks). Similar contests ran in Alberta, Ontario, and Manitoba from 1965 through 1968. All Mustangs have the 200 cubic inch, six cylinder engine, 3 speeds manual transmission and, full hubcaps, and an AM radio.
(7 photos of a 1966 Blue And White Mustang Players Special Edition Hardtop) This newspaper advertisement introduces the late 1965 early 1966 Player's "Mustang-A-Week" contest for the Blue and White 1966 Mustang Players special edition hardtop. This advertisement calls the sweepstakes a weekly contest, but some later versions had it every two weeks. It came from the October 26th, 1965 edition of The Lethbridge Herald of Lethbridge, Alberta. It says that every week for 10 weeks starting October 25th a Player's Mustang will be given away.
(1 photo of a 1966 Candy Apple Red Mustang Hardtop) Ford promotional photo of a Candyapple Red 1966 Mustang Hardtop with standard full wheel covers and metal rocker panel trim.
(5 photos of a 1966 Emberglo Mustang Hardtop) This amazing Emberglo orange 1966 Mustang hardtop with steel styled wheels is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 16th, 2013. Besides the steel styled wheels, this car has a parchment pony interior, and a 289 V8 under the hood. I photographed this car last year at the Mustang Round up car show in the Seattle area.
(1 photo of a 1966 Red Mustang Santa Special Fastback Advertisement) What makes a Santa Special Edition 1966 Mustang? How about red paint, white-wall tires, and a special sale before Christmas? Twin City Pontiac in Monroe Louisiana advertised this Santa Special Mustang in the December 20, 1868 edition of The Monroe News-Star newspaper.
(5 photos of a 1966 Mustang Colt Hardtop Advertisement) Bob Davidson Ford in Baltimore Maryland created the 1966 Mustang Colt special edition. The 1966 Mustang Colt cost $2195. It was first advertised in the February 22nd 1966 edition of the The Baltimore Sun newspaper. It was part of their Washington's Birthday celebration sale, but continued to be advertised throughout the year. The dealership was giving away Colt-Redskin football tickets with the purchase of any new 1966 Ford in stock. The Colts were located in Baltimore in 1966. The Bob Davidson dealership was located just two blocks west of the stadium. The new 1966 Mustang Colt was Custom equipped to put the kick in your driving. I wonder if they were referring to a horse kick or a football kick? The Mustang Colt special consisted of a automatic transmission, the Colt "Special" 200 engine (200ci 6-cylinder), full console, wire wheels, chrome air cleaner, heater, defroster, full carpet, and a padded dash. From the wording, this Mustang started off as a Sprint 200 factory special which had the 200ci engine with the chrome air cleaner. We don't know if the Mustang Colt was offered in the convertible body style as well. This early ad did not talk of any special badges for the Mustang Colt. We did however talk with an existing owner who has verified a badge, Colt script letters, and that they were primarily Blue or White hardtops.