Muscle Car Heart & Soul: 1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
Clean and fierce, Mustang is restomod perfection. Can we get a witness?
There are few cars that have such a devoted following like the Ford Mustang. Whenever we ask someone what is parked in their dream garage, you better believe it’s got a classic Mustang. It is quite simply, consummate cool. The Ford Mustang was the car of Steve McQueen, Jim Morrison, and Paul Newman. ‘Nuff said.
This 1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback 2+2 for sale at ClassicCars.com is a perfect pony car. The restomod was renovated doing a frame off rotisserie restoration, a process that does exactly what the name implies. The car is mounted and rotated, just like a chicken. In this setup, the car can be thoroughly accessed at every angle to ensure a remarkable restoration.
The legacy of the Mustang endures for many because it embodies classic American Muscle. The Mustang is a tear-up-the-road hellion that is a dream to drive. The Fastback, the iconic car of the 1968 movie Bullitt, was the Mustang at its baddest, which made it oh-so-good.
The ’66 Mustang Fastback comes in Ferrari Grigio Silverstone (that’s fancy speak for gray metallic) with Burgundy racing stripes. The dash, interior, and PROCAR Elite Seats are all in burgundy to match the racing stripes. This GT Fastback is backing some serious heat with a new powerful 427-ci Cobra Jet Crate V-8 engine. Often reserved for racing, this monster unleashes 535 horsepower.
The details that went into this restomod are refined and thorough; including Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, JBA headers and cutout exhaust (Electric), Magnaflow mufflers, MSD Atomic EFI, Billet 157 tooth flywheel, Tremec TKO-600 transmission, 4-Wheel disc brakes, tilt steering wheel, and vintage working A/C.
Of course, with a restoration this detailed on a car so special the price tag is high at $114,000. But, man, isn’t it worth it?
For more, feast your eyes on these pics of this tasty Mustang.