Restomods are all the rage these days, and for good reason – they combine the best of both worlds, with timeless, vintage styling and modern mechanicals that offer plenty of performance and reliability. The Ford Mustang has been a very popular basis for many restomods over the years, which isn’t a huge surprise given how popular Ford’s iconic pony car remains. Now, this 1966 Ford Mustang coupe continues that trend by offering up plenty of desirable features as it crosses the virtual block at Bring a Trailer.
Some might decry the fact that this 1966 Ford Mustang coupe has been modified at all, but in all fairness, it began life with a straight-six-cylinder powerplant under the hood and isn’t some rare or supremely valuable model by any stretch of the imagination. Instead, the owner gave it a total makeover back in 2007, which started on the outside with a fresh paint job consisting of a blue base with silver stripes and red accents.
There is some custom bodywork to note as well, including filled fender seams, shaved window moldings, drip rails, and door handles, a flush-mounted windshield and rear glass, Lexus door pull inserts, integrated bumpers, and a flush-mounted fuel door. Other notable touches include a new front grille design, Shelby-style side scoops and taillights, and HID taillights, as well as chrome 17-inch Cragar wheels wrapped with Sumitomo tires.
Inside the cabin, this vintage Mustang was updated with the dashboard, steering column, gauge cluster, and steering wheel from an S197-gen model, along with bucket seats, custom door panels, a Pioneer touchscreen radio, air conditioning, a one-piece suede headliner, power windows and locks, aftermarket gauges, and a full-length center console fitted with push-button controls for the C4 automatic transmission.
Under the hood, this ’66 Mustang is powered by a Ford 302 cubic-inch V8 that’s been treated to an Edelbrock intake manifold and aftermarket carb, a Mach 1-style shaker hood scoop, an aluminum radiator, Cobra-branded valve covers, and headers. A series of aftermarket suspension components shore up the handling and lower the car a bit, while four-wheel disc brakes bring it to a halt.
For a build that was done 15 years ago, this ’66 Mustang restomod still looks to be in fantastic condition, and it hasn’t aged a bit in our humble opinion. Now, it’ll look for a new owner who can drive and enjoy it for many years to come.
Source: Ford Authority