(from page 9 of the 1966 Collection)
White 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Jamie Wilske from Urbana, Illinois. Under the hood is a 302ci 2v V8 engine. Jamie shares, "I bought this car from a collector in September 2009. Overall already in great shape! I have been modifying the engine - replaced valve covers and air cleaner to chrome, replaced distributor cap to a clear blue cap, replaced spark plug wires to a hi performance blue, replaced the spark plugs at the same time, placed some stickers in engine and trunk to original, replaced radiator cap with a blue cap, placed a blue cap over vacuum line off distributor, replaced solenoid and battery. Future replacements: radiator, alternator, water pump, balancer, change intake manifold to headers, starter, carburetor, rims and tires from 14 to 15-inch, radio and antenna, carpet, seats, and oil pan. Just to name a few." |
(from page 11 of the 1966 Collection)
Check out this Sauterne Gold 1966 Mustang GT fastback. The owner of CloudCasters owns it. It was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 2nd, 2011. The owner comments, "It had been sitting for 4+ years on four flats with an unmolested deluxe interior and exterior. It had a 450 HP dual carbed 302 with a Tremec 6-speed and Total Control Products (TCP) for coil-overs. I got it home, changed all fluids, and added a set of Vari-Shock dual adjustable shocks. A new battery was needed, so a Gel cell red top was added. It was already relocated to the trunk. After a few cranks it fired right up. I ran it down to the muffler shop and purchased 2-1/4-inch pipe with Flow Masters. I drove vehicle for three years until a complete (down to frame) restoration was done. The tear down revealed a dead mice nest in headliner and others in the rear wheel wells. I thought there was an odd smell. The color is Sauterne and is as close as one can get, with modern paints, to the original with the Wimbledon White stripes. The wheels are original style and size. Two sets were purchased and used to make one set that is wider and offset. The semi-slick Toyo R888 are perfectly sized at 235/50/15 in the rear and 205/50/15 up front. All four corners have disk brakes, SSBC up front and the large stock ones that came on the 9-inch Lincoln Versi rear end. The differential is a built with 3.80 gears, connected using an aluminum drive shaft. The steering is done with Flaming River components and a sub-frame kit welded underneath. This car is solid, and has been done very very well."
(from page 12 of the 1966 Collection)
Super rare 1,000,000th Anniversary Edition 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Paul Axiaq from Millbrae, California. It still has it's original 289ci V8 engine. Paul tells us more, "You've heard about the 1966 Gold Edition Millionth Anniversary Mustangs that were built to commemorate the one-millionth-sales success in 1966. Well they only made about 50 of them so maybe not. They made about 50 of these and there are only 5 known to exist today!
In 1966, about 50 special ordered Anniversary Gold Mustangs were built as part of the Millionth Mustang Anniversary, special order number 1111 and sent to dealerships across the nation. Of the few that have been found, the common features include that they are all hardtops and have C-code 289ci 2-barrel V8 engine, pony interior, steel styled wheels, and special Anniversary Gold paint. There was no paint code for this particular vehicle and they were all made on March 29, 1966.
This car was in two magazines: The June 2009 issue of Cars & Parts, and the July 2009 issue of Mustang Monthly. The original owner says this car was the first unit produced, and that it had been on promotional display as Metke Ford in Bellevue Washington. 'Treasure Chest' keys were mailed to area residents - inside the dealership's chest were keys to the Gold Mustang. The owner's father-in-law stopped by the Ford place while his wife went shopping for a dress: the car was his. The whole story was told in the Seattle Times and Seattle Post Intelligencer. It has been in storage since 1985 by the original owner.
I purchased the car in June of 2009. The car is now stored in my garage where it has been since I purchased it. I have a copy of the original owner's title in Washington. It has a documented 53,987 original miles."
(from page 16 of the 1966 Collection)
Vintage Burgundy 1966 Mustang GT convertible owned by Mark Wieszyk from Adelaide, South Australia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 24, 2011. It has it's original 289ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Mark tells us more, "I purchased this Mustang convertible GT in 2009. It was imported into Australia from North Carolina in 2006 by the person I purchased it from. The car has been restored to a very high level. It is an A code 4V motor with air conditioning, power steering, front disc brakes, power roof and rally pack. It is a beautiful car to drive and the color combination between the exterior and interior catches a lot of attention. The car won a sponsors award at the 2010 Australian Mustang Nationals in Adelaide and has been featured in Australian Mustang and Ford magazine."
(from page 17 of the 1966 Collection)
Raven Black 1966 Shelby GT-350H Tribute owned by Dale Smith from Adelaide, South Australia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 21, 2011. The car has it's original 289ci V8 and a manual transmission. Dale tells us more, "After having an awesome Emberglo coupe, I fell in love with the GT350H and just had to have one. A real one is out of my budget so the next best thing was a tribute. So this is the fruits of my labour - a fully restored 1966 GT350H replica with all the good bits. Looks and drives great. I am really thrilled with the end result. It truly is a wonderful car, which looked after should live on forever."
(from page 20 of the 1966 Collection)
Wimbledon White 1966 T-5 GT convertible owned by Chris Wold from Edgerton, Wisconsin. This is an original color convertible with the 289ci K-code Hi-Po engine with a manual transmission. Chris adds, "This car was handed to me by a previous owner who didn't have time for it. I have been showing this car at shows because of its rarity. It's was sold thru through the military PX system, shipped from the US to Europe, and sent back when a soldier was done with there tour of duty. It's been with me for a year and a half and has won best of show, best of class, and also a Facebook page.
(from page 21 of the 1966 Collection)
Red 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Shawn from San Angelo, Texas. This car has the in-line 6-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Shawn tells us more, "On June 30,2012 I saw ad on craigslist for $6500 or looking for possible trade for an economy car. I responded that I had a 99 Ford F150 extended cab that got 20mpg and they went for it. I did not like the faded Sautern Gold color, so I did the $50 Rustoleum paint job (from
a 2007 Hot Rod Magazine article) and purchased 65 hubcap spinners from eBay."
(from page 22 of the 1966 Collection)
Raven Black 1966 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Daniel De Bono from Australia. This beauty is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting November 18, 2012. Daniel tells us more, "This 1966 factory GT coupe just spent the last 36 years with it's previous owner in Greensboro, North Carolina. Frank (now 82 years old) was the second owner as he'd bought it from the original owner who ordered it as a customer order back in late November 1965. It was optioned out nicely with an A code engine, power steering, a banded windscreen, green glass, pony interior, Rally Pac, long console, rear speaker, and AM radio to complement all the GT extras. It arrived in Australia in January of this year with 68,336 original miles. It still has many original features including the trunk liner, spare white wall tire, jack and ratchet, all panels and interior are also original (except for the carpet and mats), All bolt on parts such as power steering pump, 4bbl carburetor, intake manifold and so on are original numbers matching as well. This beautiful example of American automotive design still has the buck tag attached and is accompanied by the original factory build sheet of which I found the last piece (Bottom left hand corner) stuck under the passengers seat just a few weeks ago."
(from page 27 of the 1966 Collection)
Anniversary Gold 1966 Mustang Millionth Anniversary Edition hardtop owned by Shelley McCartney Adams from Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has the black Pony interior. Shelley tells us, "My Grandpa and Grandma, Joe & Mary Jane McCartney, bought this car from an Okla City, Okla dealer off the show room floor. They owned McCartney Auto Service in Tulsa, OK. It was gave to me in a will, because I kept my first car that I still have - a 1967 Stang."
(from page 27 of the 1966 Collection)
Shelley sends us a couple more photos and more information. This one is a shot of the original 289 with air conditioning. She says, "They were at dealerships not to be sold . To be won. 50 states each had one. This is the Oklahoma one FRED JONES FORD OK CITY. But my Grandpa Joe talked Ford in to selling it to him for my Grandma Maryjane. 50 years in my family; 30 with her, 20 with me. The McCartneys of Tulsa's McCartney Auto Service now in its 3rd gen with my brother Jeff McCartney." |
(from page 28 of the 1966 Collection)
Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 convertible owned by Alex Elliott from Walnut Creek, California. It has the 200ci 6-cylinder engine and a manual transmission. Alex adds, "This is a very original Mustang Sprint 200 convertible. I found this car on a recent vacation in Tahoe. It was advertised locally by the owner of 30 years. It was in dry storage for several years. He kept the vehicle maintained - I have receipts for over $15,000 spent. I drove the car back from Tahoe after flushing out coolant fluids etc, and it drove flawlessly the 200 mile trip back to the East Bay. The pony interior could do with new covers. Still very presentable."
(from page 29 of the 1966 Collection)
Blue 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Kym Vogelesang from Adelaide Australia. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting December 13, 2015. Kym's Mustang has a 289ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Kym tells us more, "I got my 66 about 6 years ago form a local dealer who brought it out of the states. It is a rust free car. I have done a rebuild on the motor and had it balanced. It runs a small 4 barrel carb and is a nice strong little motor. The trans has also been rebuilt. I run 3.25 gears in the rear. I am very happy with it - not a show car but a well loved car that is driven a lot."
(from page 34 of the 1966 Collection)
Emberglo 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Joe Parker from Charlotte, North Carolina. It has its original 289ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Joe tells us more, "My Father bought the Mustang for my Mother's Christmas present in 1965. It was Emberglo red with a black interior. Mom gave the car to me in 1971. I drove it for years until I left it in Texas to get restored when I moved back to North Carolina in 1990. The shop removed the engine and painted the engine compartment then let it sit for seven years and did not do any more work so I had it brought back to NC and left it with a restorer in Waxhaw NC till 2013. I kept in touch with him and he kept telling me he would do the work but it never got done. My Mom really didn't believe I would ever get it finished. When we picked it up to take it to the third restorer (Barry Stone); we found it in a lot behind the shop with the windows cracked open and many missing parts. We took it to get the body work done and it took three people 734 hours to complete the work. The engine and transmission were sent out to rebuilders. Then Barry went to work putting it all back together. He finished in August this year (2015). Sadly, Mom died in July and did not get to see it finished, but she did get to see over 100 pictures documenting the progress. It ended up costing over $52,000 for the restoration. The engine is no longer stock (aluminum heads, new cam, new intake and carburetor), I had the interior color changed and had a Cobra hood to replace the stock hood. I also had the suspension beefed up. I love the results and plan to drive it for many more years."
(from page 38 of the 1966 Collection)
Emberglo 1966 Mustang hardtop owned by Dale Smith from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 10, 2010. Dale tells us, "I bought it from Auto Investors in Dothan Alabama in 2008. I put about six thousand miles on it this year. I am really loving the thrill of owning and driving such a beautiful classic car."
(from page 1 of the 1967 Collection)
This burgundy 1967 Mustang hardtop "Attitude Of The Week" photo marks our first year on the web. This Mustang is owned by Johnny Walker from Forrest, Illinois. He had this story to share, "I purchased my 67 from an eighteen year old for $500 in 1990. I know that one of the front fenders came from a 68, and also the driver's door appears to be a replacement (signs of three different paint colors). It has a 289 with a 2-barrel carb. Is a 3-speed on the floor. It has Gabriel HyJacker air shocks, 70s series tires on Superior wire-spoke rims. I'm gradually changing the interior from red to black. I plan to install headers with dual exhaust, using Summit Patriot mufflers. Other plans include; K&N filters, Yamaha AM/FM cassette deck, Cobra 29XLR CB radio with K-40, small chrome mud flaps, and a sequential taillight kit. All in due time as money will allow. Someday it will get a new paint job but, the color is not determined at this time."
(from page 2 of the 1967 Collection)
This is a rare 1967 Mustang Ski Country Special hardtop owned by Frank Recupero from Okhurst, California. Frank says, I found this special ordered Mustang Ski Country Special on cars.com. I had been looking for a decent 289 Mustang for about a year and found this in my back yard the next town over Coarsegold, California. Owned it for one year and 6 months, I got curious and ran the VIN#. It kept coming up special ordered, so I got more curious and ordered a Marti Report. The Marti Report solved the special order, it was something I never knew existed. What's a Ski Country Special? I did some more research and I'm very happy I did. This is 1 of 247 Ski Country Specials produced according to the Marti Report. I did very little mods. I had painted black stripes and new rims and dual exhaust on it. The rest of the car is stock. I also recovered the original badge for this model. I called the original owner up and asked her what was so special about the car; and she said her dad ordered it as a special model and there was some kind of badge that went on the decklid that was never put back on the car after one repaint. The owner asked me if I wanted the badge and I said sure; and now it's on the rear decklid where the dealer installed it in 1967.
(from page 3 of the 1967 Collection)
This awesome Clearwater Aqua 1967 Mustang hardtop is owned by Corey Fong of San Jose, California. This was our Attitude Of The Week for September 21st, 2008. Corey writes: I just pulled the car out after ten years of storage. My mom was the original owner, who bought it when she was in her 20s. Lots of original parts still on it (glass, chrome, California smog parts, wheel covers, etc.). This was a daily driver for a number of years but remains in pretty good condition.
(from page 4 of the 1967 Collection)
This is an original Purple Metallic 1967 Mustang hardtop owned by Curly Long from Indiana. It was our featured Attitude Of The Week starting 10-5-08. Curly purchased the car from its second owner in 2004 - who knew little about the car's history. Curly sent a sample of the original paint to Marti Autoworks who provided him with the color and color code - Purple Metallic, color code M3203-A. Curly adds, "I've talked to the folks at Marti Autoworks about the car and they are aware of only one other '67 Mustang painted Purple Metallic (it is in Iowa). The car was ordered into Chicago and was an 'Order Type: Fleet". I am currently working with the Village Manager in Lombard, Illinois concerning the car. They are called 'Lilac Town' and have or had a fleet of purple cars. We are trying to determine if my car was ever a part of their fleet or the personal car of one of the city officials." If you can offer Curly any assistance with the origins of his car, please comment below.
(from page 5 of the 1967 Collection)
This 1967 Mustang Fastback is owned by Paul of Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada. Paul says, "I bought the car in 1996 and stored it away for ten years. Took it out a few years ago and decided to strip the car down to the metal and paint it the original color and aligned the body up again. However, the car surprised me for the shape it was in; I had to do very little work to it. It's also a 4 speed car. I don't have much time to drive it because I run my own autobody shop. We all know what that's like. No time for our own. I'm also in the process of building another one; its also a 1967. I had that over 25 years now and no time to work on it as well. I also have a 1977 Cobra Mustang bought in 1996. It's a 4 speed as well." This is an S-code car with a 390ci, 4-barrel, V8 engine.
(from page 10 of the 1967 Collection)
Check out Mary Ann Pomanti and her Playboy Pink 1967 Mustang convertible. It has its original 200ci 6-cylinder engine and a manual transmission. Her husband, Al, tells us more, "Bought it from a friend for my wife and did a complete resto. The only original parts are the hood. Painted Playboy Pink because when I met my wife she had been in a hair style competition and had Pink hair, and she wanted something other than red. Runs good. She has ball driving it and gets lots of looks. We are a Ford family - my son has a 69 Mach 1, 428 4-speed 2 4-bbls. I have 50 Ford lead sled."