Today to be completely transparent No nice price or dice The Mustang has nothing to do with Carroll Shelby other than to honor his legacy and the car is featured in the ad. like nothing else. Let’s see if this is enough.
Last Friday — last year, actually — we looked at a long tooth 1985.5 Porsche 944. According to the seller, the car was an unfinished project and now needed a new owner to bring it to the finish line. The seller claimed that the price of $7499 was set accordingly. Required work (both open and not disclosed) did notdoes not appear too much of a hindrance for many of you, with the car drives home narrow 52 interest earned Nice Price. Way to ring in 2022, folks!
It is now 2023. Hot off the press. The grill still squeaks. This is a brand it’s a new year, which means another year of used cars for us to review and judge. This is pretty cool. It’s also pretty cool, all the neat stuff we have now. Who would have guessed that in 2023 we would have self-driving cars and phones that automatically call emergency services after accidents or in the middle of a roller coaster? We live in a truly strange timeline.
Considering how unattractive most of 2023 is proposeinstead, let’s look at a car from a simpler time, that being this 1966 Ford Mustang GT 350 tribute coupe.
Now, I consider the OG Mustang to be a lot of people’s model car might actually consider using it as a daily driver despite his age. Parts and upgrades are extensive available and the base cars are quite comfortable and quite capable as is.
My second car at the time was a ’66 coupe, albeit the same one with the 289 CID V8 and automatic. I drove the thing from gas station to gas station because I could get enough change for a few gallons at a time and the Mustang got pretty impressive fuel economy. My driving habits probably didn’t help either.
It’s in much better shape than seeing a modest refresh with paint that echoes Shelby’s legendary GT 350 fastbacks. Honestly, Ol’ Shel probably should have He based his Mustang on the coupe because it’s about 100 pounds lighter than the fastback because it doesn’t have a big piece of glass in the back.
Other updates on this tribute include 15-inch replica Rallye-style alloys, an Edelbrock 4BBL carb and electric fuel pump, as well as all-new white lettering. Cooper Cobra radials.
Aesthetically, the car looks the part. The paint comes off and the streaks even look good if a bit inconsistent on the notchback body. The scoops on the hood and fenders add a little boy-walker too.
Inside, everything looks original and shows its age. It’s a low-end car that doesn’t have a center console, but still offers everything required. The only major problem here is the radio, which appears to be missing and replaced with something hanging from the opening with a cable. The radio area is three holes in the sheet metal dashboard, and I hope they haven’t been monkeyed with. It looks like the buttonholes are covered with electrical tape, so fingers crossed on that account. Modern stereos can be retrofitted to factory openings without any interruption.
As mentioned, this initially appears to be a lower-end model. Maybe it didn’t even come with a V8 from the factory. This is possible given the absence of a badge on the front fenders that indicates a V8. In 1966, the Mustang could be ordered with one of two V8 engines, a 2BBL 289 CID unit good for 200 (gross) horsepower or a 4BBL High Output (HO) version with 225 horsepower.
It then has a 4BBL carb and dual exhaust, so count on the power to be somewhere around those numbers. The three-speed C4 automatic supports this. It appears to have one of those generic aluminum radiators and an electric fan to keep things cool. The photos of the engine bay are somewhat alarming, showing the battery disconnected and a number of loose connections. What’s up with all this?
According to the seller, the Mustang is a California car, so it doesn’t suffer from rust. It comes with a clean hood and what the ad claims is 10,000 miles per hour. This as the odometer reads 54,595 obviously referring to some stage. The asking price is $22,500.
What do you think, is this classic Mustang worth as much as it sits? Or isn’t this Shelby claim worth anything close to that in real money?
Los Angeles, California, Craigslist. Or go here if the ad disappears.
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