December 11, 2017

Classic car info, discussion, and classified ads

Few automobiles are as iconic as the first generation Ford Mustangs. Also called the “pony car”, Ford had created a whole new class of car known by its sleek styling having a long hood and short deck it would inspire car design for years.

Ford Mustang 2014-09-07 12-59-00

1966 Ford Mustang Convertible image by Berthold Werner [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Small and Sleek Ford Mustang

First created to fill a niche the designer felt was needed after the larger autos of the 1040s and 50’s, the 1965 and 1966 Mustang pony was designed to be a smaller automobile.

Seating for four: This Mustang had 4 bucket seats, be no longer than 180 inches and weigh no more than 2,500 pounds.

 

1966 Ford Mustang (13011781354)

’66 Mustang hardtop image by Kieran White from Manchester, England (1966 Ford Mustang) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

They had both hard top and convertible styles available in a wide variety of colors.

Cutting Edge Audio Tech for 1966

This model also offered an AM/eight-track sound system, and one of the first AM/FM mono automobile radios ever on the market.

The 1966 Ford Mustang convertible would become the best-selling convertible, selling 72,119 units and the Mustang would also break the 1,000,000 units sold mark that same year.

High Country Special Limited Edition ’66 Mustang

The 66 Mustang also released a series called the ‘High Country Special’ limited edition, 333 of them were sold in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska with only 35 being convertibles.

’66 Mustang High Country Special Country Colors: This series came in three colors that were not offered on the other models, Aspen Gold, Columbine Blue, or Timberline Green. These High Country Special Mustangs remain some of the rarest and most difficult to find cars out there.

References:

  • https://themustangsource.com/timeline/64-66/66/index.htm
  • http://highcountrymustang.com/the-high-country-special-mustang
  • http://www.chazandajinthemorning.com/ajs-car-of-the-day/2017/04/18/ajs-car-of-the-day-1966-ford-mustang-convertible

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