Streetwalker- 1966 Black Beauty Wants to be in Your Stable

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Our favorite curb-side used car lot had some new product this weekend- a deep ebony 1966 Mustang coupe, with just about every righteous factory option you could want, but at a price you might not want to pony up for.Introduced in April of 1964, the Falcon-based Mustang became an immediately iconic hero for FoMoCo. Sassy styling, the ability to be optioned for show or go – or both – and at a price that didn’t send ’60s buyers galloping away from the dealers, the Mustang became as emblematic of America as apple pie, or a complete disinterest in professional soccer.

This 1966 coupe is from that first generation, which some consider the best. It is claimed to be an “A-Code” car, but lacks the proper badging for such. More obvious is the GT package which is comprised of snazzy side stripes, through the valence exhaust, alloy wheel centers, and riving lights set into the corners of the blacked-out grill.

Inside, the car has the pony package, but is lacking A/C, which may make this a 3-season car. The seller has also bolted a modern stereo under the dash (I did a similar thing with my ’66 years ago) leaving the original AM radio extant. The paint and panels are perfect, although the rear bumper has an odd curve to it, indicating it may be one of the aftermarket repros, rather than the OEM.

And what does this all cost? Well, the seller claims to have $38,000 invested in the car, and as we all know, an investment in restoration rarely pays out in marketability- and in this case that’s true, he is asking $23,000 for this ‘Stang. That’s down from an original asking price of $26K, a reduction that, in this market, is not surprising. Mustangs have been trending up very slowly over the years, however coupes remain the red-headed stepchild  while soft tops and  fastbacks command the greatest interest.

Still, a coupe gives you all the driving enjoyment of the fastback, and as all the windows roll down, a bit of the pleasure of the convertible, but at $23K, this one may be stretching a little too far.

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  1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    You can tell he loved that car. It is a beauty!
    Someone, please let me know I'm not alone at what I did while looking at the pictures….. For the interior shots, that have some reflection against the glass, I held a hand close to my monitor, you know, to shade the sun, and get a better look. (sometimes i'm a retard)

    1. lilwillie Avatar

      I love it. I am doing just that the next time I am looking at pics with people looking over my shoulder. I want to see there reaction.

    2. PowerTryp Avatar

      Nah I went to do the same thing before I thought about it.

    3. skitter Avatar

      I will look around or behind the computer to try to get a better angle.

  2. Maymar Avatar

    It looks pretty, but between the slushbox and hardtop, I'm less than interested. Also, $23k. Call me soulless, but I'd rather buy a new V6 Mustang, or better yet, any number of sub-$5000 60's vehicles (there's an $850 2-door '66 Rambler on Craigslist right now that's just crying out for the straight-six out of a Grand Cherokee).

  3. Alff Avatar

    Hood pins and a scoop? Is that how God and FoMoCo intended?

  4. joshuman Avatar

    It looks good in black.

  5. engineerd Avatar

    I think that the Rolling Stones sang a song about this seller. Watch out, he might have too much emotional attachment as shown by the price.
    Selling a Mustang is easy to do
    The dents it received I fixed them for you
    Emotion seller you know who I am
    You know I can't let it slide through my hands
    Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
    Wild wild horses couldn't drag me away
    I watched you suffer a dull lustful pain
    Now you decided to play the buyer game
    No sweeping exits or off-camber lines
    Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
    Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
    Wild wild horses couldn't drag me away
    I know I told you I’d sell but I lie
    I’d give my freedom for more Mustang time
    Faith has been broken suits must be filed
    You’ll go on living without a ride
    Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
    Wild wild horses you'll drive them someday
    Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
    Wild wild horses you’ll drive them someday

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      Heart Clicky. I don't care if it doesn't apply here. Heart Clicky all the same.

  6. PowerTryp Avatar

    Did you take these pics yourself Graverobber?

    1. Robert Emslie Avatar
      Robert Emslie

      Yes. As you can see, I'm not a great photographer, but I try and get the cars from all angles. Interiors are always a problem because the cars are left there unattended, and the windows are always up.

      1. PowerTryp Avatar
        PowerTryp

        Actually I thought the pictures were great, except for the lack of a filter for the windows they are great and show us everything we want to see and even somethings we don't really care to. Like picture six showing how shiny the paint is, and your face. Nice to know what the man behind the name looks like.
        Keep up the good work.

  7. _Tomsk_ Avatar

    The price is a tad steep, and the hood scoop needs to go, but aside from that it's a really sweet looking car.

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