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Default 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Custom 308/400HP V8 w/ 5-speed

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Custom 308/400HP V8 w/ 5-speed

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ďThis first generation Mustang is the perfect choice for someone who doesnít want a factory correct car or a completely custom car. Itís a perfect blend of both!Ē Ė Marc Schiliro

This beautifully restored 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Custom is equipped with a 308/400HP V8 and 5-speed manual transmission. Itís in show quality condition throughout and loaded with many upgrades. As the VIN number indicates this Pony car was built in Metuchen, New Jersey on July 20th as a 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback with a 289/200HP V8. As the door tag indicates it has a New York district code. It had a Wimbledon White exterior, Red luxury interior, 4-speed manual transmission and standard rear end with 2.80 gears. From the information gathered the car was restored roughly ten years ago. MS CLASSIC CARS purchased the car in December of 2022. Upon inspection after the purchase MS CLASSIC CARS decided to do a light restoration of the entire vehicle which was completed in April of 2023.

The exterior of this first generation Mustang is truly striking with its great factory design and color combination. The body is overall very nice. The hood, doors and trunk lid close easily. During the recent light restoration the body was stripped of paint and repainted in its original color of Wimbledon White. The new paint was wet sanded, buffed and detailed to a show quality finish. The car was dressed with red GT vinyl stripes which looks amazing. The front windshield was replaced new and is in excellent condition. The original Ford Car-Lite stamped vent door glass, door glass and rear glass is in very nice condition with only minor signs of wear. Everything on the exterior has been restored or replaced new such as the window trim, wiper arms and blades, antenna, dual chrome mirrors, chrome GT grille with fog lights, Ford stamped headlights, chrome front bumper, parking light bezels and lenses, door handles, tail light bezels and lenses, GT gas cap and chrome rear bumper. It was decorated with new GT and 302 V8 fender emblems. It was recently outfitted with new chrome 15Ē mag wheels with red Mustang center caps. The wheels are wrapped with new BF Goodrich Silverstone Radial 215-65-15 Redline tires. Everything on the exterior is in working order such as the parking lights, headlights, fog lights and taillights.

The interior of this first generation Mustang is timeless with its simple and sporty design. It was refinished in its original Red Luxury interior which complements the exterior white color, red stripes and redline tires perfectly. Everything in the interior has been restored or replaced new such as the headliner, sun visors, rear view mirror, dash pad, gauge cluster, black gauges, simulated wood trim, dash knobs, steering column, wood steering wheel, sill plates, door seals, door panels, door handles, window rollers, console, bucket seats, rear seats, seat belts, carpeting and rubber floor mats. Itís equipped with a new reproduction Rally Pac setup with consists of a RPM gauge and clock. Some of the custom features include a SST shifter with white ball and Retro-Sound custom sound system with door speakers. Everything in the interior is in working order such as the courtesy lights, dash lights, turn signals, horn, gauges, clock, heating system and sound system. The trunk compartment was restored and in very nice condition. Itís equipped with a factory correct style trunk mat. MS CLASSIC CARS has ordered a brand new matching spare wheel and tire that will be included along with jack tools.

The engine compartment is highly detailed throughout with many upgraded parts. The VIN stamp is on the driverís side inner fender apron. The backside of the hood is painted white. The firewall, inner fenders and radiator support was repainted in the correct shade of black. The car is powered by a 308 V8 that was dyno tested with 398HP. The engine was rebuilt by well-known NATS Engines in Seekonk, MA. The engine runs excellent on pump gas and is user friendly for a pleasurable driving experience. Everything in the engine compartment was restored or replaced new. Some of the engine high performance parts include an Eagle crank, Scat rods, Mahle forged pistons, Howards roller cam, Ford Racing 302X aluminum heads, Ford Racing lifters, Scorpion roller rockers and Moroso oil pan. The engine was outfitted with an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Mustang Powered by Ford valve covers and spec ordered pulleys. Some other upgrades include an Edelbrock AV2 650 carburetor with electric choke, All Star fuel pump, All Star distributor, Taylor wires, electronic ignition and Pertronix Flame Thrower coil. It has factory style hinges, master cylinder, FoMoCo washer bag and Autolite alternator a NAPA battery. The engine is cooled by a reproduction 3 row radiator with Custom Innovations radiator support panel cover. The engine breathes through Summit Racing ceramic coated headers and 2 Ĺ Pypes dual exhaust system that sounds awesome! The engine is coupled to a Borg Warner T5 5-speed manual transmission that was rebuilt by well-known Georges Transmission in Coventry, RI. Itís equipped with a Mcleod Street Pro 10 Ĺ clutch that is easy to operate. The power is transferred to the Ford 8Ē POSI rear end with 3.55 gears that was rebuilt by MS CLASSIC CARS. Itís also equipped with a Borgeson power steering system that works excellent.

The undercarriage is nicely detailed throughout with many upgraded parts. During the recent light restoration the underside was refinished with textured paint for durability. Everything was restored or replaced new such as the fuel tank, fuel lines, steering components, suspension components and braking system. Itís equipped with a larger front sway bar and KYB shocks at all four corners. The car was lowered 1Ē for better handling. Itís also equipped with front disc brakes with 4-piston calipers.

Marc Schiliro

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