Hopped-up Mustang Fastback Gives Us Racing Fever

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1966 Ford Mustang

Award-winning custom 1966 Fastback is rocking a 408 CI Windsor engine and has been modded to perfection.  

We came across this incredible 1966 Mustang Fastback and, after wiping away a little drool, we needed to know more. The custom Mustang is up for sale at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Scottsdale, Arizona auction, Jan. 12-20, 2019. 

Custom built to be bad to the bone, the ’66 Mustang was built with a keen eye and a lot of passion to create something original. It has picked up a number of awards including “Best Street Machine,” “Best in Class,” “Outstanding Interior” and “Best Body and Paint.”

1966 mustang fastback

This build was clearly driven by someone who wanted to take the Mustang DNA and inject it into something both original and performance-oriented. So let’s talk about that engine. 

1966 Ford Mustang fastback

The Fastback is powered by a 408 CI Windsor engine upgraded with Canfield aluminum heads, 871 BDS blower, custom eight-nozzle fuel injection, Hogan lower intake manifold, JE pistons, custom upper intake manifold, custom billet valve covers, custom billet fan shroud and fan and an Icebox Performance polished radiator.

1966 Custom Mustang Fastback

The seller adds that other mods include “a FAST control system, custom stainless headers and 3-inch oval exhaust. An AOD-E/4R70w automatic transmission pushes the power through a custom driveshaft to a Chassis Engineering Ford narrowed 9” rear end with 31-spline locker.

There are Moser axles, polished four-link rear suspension and custom wheelie bars. The chassis is a custom 2 x 3-inch box frame construction with a full tub in the rear.” As such, floor height was raised 3-inch to accommodate the box frame construction.

According to the seller “During the build all trim was removed, the bumpers were built into the body panels, the front fenders were made into one piece with headlights and lower spoiler, and a custom rear valance panel with LED light was molded in. The quarter-panels were rolled to accommodate the tub, side windows were removed and the doors were molded into the A-pillars.”

The exterior is Polar Gray and the interior a sharp Cardinal Red. The interior includes a custom built dash, hidden roll bar, weeping center console with air ride controls, leather bolstered seats, custom hidden interior door handles, leather headliner, push-button start with integrated security system and LED lighting. 

It’s an impeccable build, and a Mustang masterpiece. If you’re looking to own this supreme ride, check it out at Barrett-Jackson. I

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected].

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