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21K-Mile 1966 Ford Mustang Sitting for Years Is Fully Loaded, Engine Turns Over

If you’re dreaming about a first-gen Mustang and a fully restored model is too expensive, you’re probably thinking of going for plan B and buy a project car that can then be brought back to the mint condition it deserves.
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The 1966 Mustang that we have here looks like a solid candidate for such a job, especially as it has recently been saved after spending many years in the same spot.

eBay seller clazzicautoz doesn’t provide too many details as to where the car has been sitting, but judging from the photos included in the listing, the conditions haven’t necessarily been the worst as there’s just a little bit of rust on its body. For example, only the rear quarters and the doors show a few spots of rust, but otherwise, everything looks in a condition that should allow for an easy restoration.

As always, you should still inspect everything, including the floors and the undercarriage, in person, just to make sure massive patches wouldn’t be required.

The 1966 Mustang was available with a choice of four engines, namely the 200ci six-cylinder, the 289ci in two versions (2bbl and 4bbl), and the 289ci HiPo. This Mustang comes with the high-performance unit developing 271 horsepower, but the bad news is the engine no longer starts. It turns over, though, so you should check it thoroughly to see if it can be rebuilt.

The mileage is pretty surprising, to say the least, as the seller claims the odometer indicates just a little over 21,000 miles (33,800 km), though we’re not being told if they’re original or not.

The Mustang was born as a rather high-optioned model, as it left Ford's factory with air conditioning, power steering, and disc brakes, though a visual inspection is still recommended to see what’s still working and what isn’t.

The car has already received several bids on eBay, with the top right now set for $10,500, though the reserve is yet to be met.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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