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1966 MUSTANG CONV ‘A’ CODE – FRESH ENGINE

Stock #4930

$55,000

PENDING SALE
1966 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE ‘A’ CODE

Wimbledon White ‘as factory’ produced, striking presentation, new Red full bucket seated interior, professionally just completely fresh built is the original matching numbered 289cid engine, documented fully rebuild from high tech machine shop up, great photos, C6 intake, new 4v Edelbrock carburetor, excellent cooling, heavy duty clutch and flywheel system, now stock show detailed, 4-speed top loader, factory ‘Buck Tag’, original door ‘Data Tag’, 1966 styled steel wheels, new radial whitewalls, new Black top, GT sway bar, both front GT lights and rear GT exhaust, GT working gauges, new uprated console, 4 red safety belts, red carpet, very nice red oxide show underchassis, dash pad area restored, prepared for the serious Mustang collector who drives aggressively   

1966 Mustang Convertible that is a very top just restored Classic Mustang as being a rare ‘A’ Code (289/4v/duals) factory production engine that is now just rebuilt and prepared completely to exceptional standards, the vibrant colors are shown ‘as produced’ in the original factory combination of the new  beautiful and striking Wimbledon White exterior over the Red interior exactly as produced by Ford, this is restored for the serious collector who wants to drive such a car with great enjoyment, the cosmetics were just done from a associate of Fraser Dante who is a body and paint specialist, see this long report for many specifics that show exactly about the professional work on the Fraser Dante completed mechanicals…when received at Fraser Dante Classic Cars with the very great paint and chrome pieces from the presentation of our source we know, we further discovered that this had the factory original engine 289cid that was so very rare in being the ‘matching numbered’ dated block, even the heads are also dated, we feel that this unit has never been out of the car until Thanksgiving 2019, this complete engine is now fully assembled and rebuilt to better than Ford original factory specs with items like the installation of the high performance aluminum pistons with overbore, turned crank, simply now is just fully professionally rebuilt by Fraser Dante Classic Cars with serious backup documentation, uprated ¾ street cam installed, should produce about 260+ reliable horsepower today, brakes, new heavy duty clutch system, 4-speed shift linkage, a very expensive mechanical process for this is now here as an ‘A’ Code factory classic Mustang that has a proper 4-speed top loader transmission, stock Mustang factory lock out shift linkage, new heavy duty ‘Ram’ clutch system and turned flywheel just installed, all fresh work documented, has great performance!

now so well finished and just beautifully presented in the fresh original factory color of Wimbledon White with completely new Red standard bucket seated interior, a rare production of a true Restored Classic Mustang Convertible that is just set up for a collector who wants documentation, also loves driving aggressively, this has the engine build documents and photos from the machine shop up, photos of the detailed chassis and the recent brake work, this is nicely presented as a ‘GT’ with the great looking side Red GT stripes, the GT side badging, has both the GT front driving lights and the rear GT dual exhausts, has both the rare engine ‘Buck Tag’ and the original door Data Tag confirmed how this ‘A Code’ was factory made, this rare convertible looks so very crisp, this is color that Ford initially used in the initial promotion of the Mustang, here is an important Mustang color combination with striking Wimbledon White and the red bucket seated interior…this great look is shown in a copy of the Ford Mustang promotional material that Ford provided to Road & Track (SEE LINK)has the newly restored red bucket seated interior that has the new correct door panels, a new red carpet, note: this even has the rare dated factory lower seat tabs still on the bottom of the rear seat, now just fitted is a new red uprated console, 4 red safety belts, has the C5 AR top loader 4-speed transmission that is checked and now equipped with the stock lockout factory shifter, new correct 1966 styled steel wheels with stainless trim rings, red center caps, brand new just installed P195/75/R14 radial whitewalls, brand new Black top just installed, correct uprated GT front HD sway bar added, the braking system is just fully checked by the Fraser Dante shop, this has a very, very nice lower solid underchassis with fresh new red oxide, great inner floor chassis, the body panels are very correct with the all believed original steel with restoration work only, the rear quarters are so very nice having only some lower original panel work completed to top show standards with the original trunk drip rails having the Ford factory stampings, proper red dash is restored as new with the factory correct proper red steering wheel that really looks great, Fraser Dante has now checked and made to work a full set of the Mustang correct GT dash gauges, we initially found the car with said gauges installed by not working, even the GT fog light switch is now working, this has a new tinted windshield with the all new rubber seal, a spare tire and jack with the restored trunk area, Fraser Dante has gone into the extent of even the driveshaft that is just fully restored, the standard rear end is now checked with the fresh lube, 

Engine: here is a great area of this car that is prepared by Fraser Dante, a strong, strong factory original ‘matching numbers’ engine just rebuilt to very high professional standards by Fraser Dante, here is a very great area of this 1966 Mustang Convertible is that this came with the exact same engine as the factory GT with the ‘A Code’ 289cid, 4v and dual exhausts, note that all these parts are dated as factory that is so very rare with being the original dated block, we feel that this unit has never been out of the car until Thanksgiving 2019, even the heads are dated, now this is finished to very high standards with a  complete build from the professional, very expensive engine construction from the bare block build upwards, we found that with all the ‘numbers’ correct and the old oil slug in the galley of the engine, said engine had never been out of the car since 1966!!! Here was a great engine to build, now photos completely document the new build, we decided this was such a rare find, then we continued our detective work and investigation to ascertain said history, when we pulled the engine apart, we found the rare original crankshaft bearings were still in the car and were date stamped C5OE 6511 ‘FOMOCO’ (SEE LINK), these will go with the car to add to the future value, also to document the complete work (SEE PHOTOS OF PREPPED ENGINE COMPLETELY BROKEN DOWN)-(NEXT PHOTOS THE ENGINE BEING BUILT)really just amazing history to show how well kept this car has been and these pieces will add to the long term investment value of this car, LINK to full rebuild,

Engine Specs: now this factory ‘A’ code dated 289cid is now completely rebuilt from the fully equipped machine shop upwards then to the hand build in the Fraser Dante shop, here is the comment from our high-tech machine shop regarding said engine history…

”The block delivered is standard size now with only +.006 ware. It will need to be bored +.030 oversize. The crankshaft is standard/standard now. It is .001-.0025 below spec now and will need to be ground to .010/.010 specs…here is the camshaft that we have agreed on…this will give more street power and will yield a nice ‘rumble’…this engine with said new oversized bore and high quality pistons are now better than factory new…

Camshaft…new unit that is an “Enginetech’ by Melling:

ES1020R(Performance Cam) Stage Two

Street Performer chose by Fraser Dante

Has an very nice rumble sound and adds about 15 horsepower

Duration at .050:    214/224

Lift:    295/310

Lobe Center:    107/117

V.P. Will’s Auto Machine Shop, Inc.”

this is now a ‘new’ fully built engine to standards better than stock, note the special (LINK) that shows the dates of the heads and the block that match the build date of the car that is ‘March 7, 1966’,  a new full professional build is documented by Fraser Dante as our top Senior tech hand built this engine with photos to document, work progressing on lift (LINK),  photos of parts,  this is the valuable factory original dated 289cid engine is presented with all the ‘numbers’ and dates to confirm (SEE THE ATTACHED LINK FOR SPECIFICS) as thusly the ‘matching numbered’ engine,  this is from the machine shop upwards with the photos and specific details in the bill from this serious engine shop (SEE THE ATTACHED LINK), these long and exacting specifics show the full engine prep from the high tech vating, after line boring, new uprated +.030 hypereutectic aluminum high performance pistons, new rings, the turned +.010/+.010 crankshaft, full new bearings, reworked stock hydraulic lifter heads with fresh valve springs, a ¾ race street cam is used with the specs that are shown above, engine reinstalled, (LINK), see the extensive photos of the engine that is hand assembled at the Fraser Dante shop (SEE LINK) of the build, see the exacting specs of the Fraser Dante tech staff in the engine build (LINK), here is real professional high standardsnow just installed is the dated C6 4v Ford intake manifold with the new Edelbrock 500cfm carburetor and spacer, new FelPro intake gaskets, according to our partner machine shop this engine is about 301cid inches and produce about 260++ horsepower, then one could also have a choice of a period correct 4100 Autolite carb instead could be used, has a full Cobra kit with the MCA approved valve covers, the new Cobra air cleaner with new air filter, has a show detailed engine bay, all of this works well in the set up for aggressive and reliable driving with the brand new 4v Edelbrock 500 cfm carburetor that is chosen for top street strong and reliable performance, now set up to look show stock with the Cobra air cleaner, this has a new alternator, this also has a new water pump, new fuel pump, all new lines, all new belts, for great spark,the brand new Spectra Premium distributor is used with the upgraded internals by Fraser Dante, new spark plug wiring, new spark plugs, high voltage battery, show heavy duty cables, all the wiring is checked and excellent and the lights all work,

racing oil/filter: Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil is added along with new filter for engine protection (LINK), said oil gives the proper zinc for the lubrication of the engine, very few shops go this extra to insure the good operation of the engine for long term performance, this was added after the break in oil was first used, then the street oil is added,

transmission/clutch: here is the very desirable and proper 4-speed top loader transmission, all four gears are checked in road testing, has the rebuilt stock Mustang factory lock out shift linkage installed, another area of expense is the brand the new heavy duty ‘Ram’ clutch system and turned flywheel just installed, this unit is chosen by Fraser Dante as the best strong clutch for aggressive street driving,

Gauges: since this has the completely rebuilt engine to top street performance specs, Fraser Dante has just now restored the new factory stock GT full gauges, the fuel gauge, the ammeter, the oil pressure gauge and the oil temperature gauge, it takes considerable time and expertise to set up this gauge package with all the wiring, Fraser Dante thought it important to know what was ‘going on’, note that the horn on the new factory correct steering wheel with the inner chrome fingers is also just checked to be working, all of this takes time,

cooling: this is now enhanced for driving in ‘the real world’  with the upgraded 3 row radiator that has been restored and rebuilt by our top sub, this has now installed at Fraser Dante with all proper new show hoses and new clamps, full fresh new coolant just flushed and added, then test driven and checked,   

Driveshaft: here is an area that Fraser Dante goes to insure this new strong engine will work well, the driveshaft is taken out, sent to our top restoration specialist, then it is fully balanced with new bearings, detailed and reinstalled (SEE LINK), this operation is expensive with a retail stand alone item of some $525, this work takes time just sending to our sub and getting back to install, now dramatically improves smooth driving with the fresh parts for the added power, very few shops go to this extent to deliver a top quality mechanical Mustang, 

Brakes: to make sure that this drives great, Fraser Dante has installed a Wilwood front disc brake full system, (LINK), now has all the aspects of a factory GT, the whole system with parts, labor, fluids and road testing is $2380, photos of install progressing, we are experts in the braking area, now the stock rear drum brake system is just now completely rebuilt with all new shoes, all the new the hardware and the brake lines, then brake fluids added and then road tested, the photos show the new completion, they work just great with the road testing to bed them in, (LINK), 

Interior: here is newly restored red bucket seated interior that looks just great, this has a new matching new red carpet, has just great padding and fit for the seat covers in the bucket seats, 4 red matching safety belts, many photos are shown with the interior work completed in the Fraser Dante shop, see the great looking side show red panels with the chrome trim, new door handles inside and out, when we took out the rear seat, here is an amazing area, although the new fabric was used on the seat itself, this still has the factory springs and the original burlap that Ford used in the production, these natural fibers are still in great condition, then a very important point showing how well this car was kept, we found  the very rare dated factory lower seat tabs still on the bottom of the rear seat (SEE THE LINK), now they are re-installed, also just fitted is a new red uprated console, 4 red safety belts, very nice correct Mustang red steering wheel,

Another upgraded area is that the black instrument area bezel and GT gauges are new, again, Fraser Dante has just now restored the new factory stock GT full gauges, the fuel gauge, the ammeter, the oil pressure gauge and the oil temperature gauge, here one can monitor the new engine, new Rally Pac just installed, (LINK to install progress), this has a correct factory AM-FM radio that does not work, most people use their phones today with a Beat speaker for sound,

The top is a brand new black power correct unit, the fit is very good and installed with the new plastic window, the black frame is prepared and very nice, this power top looks great with the contrast to the Wimbledon White color,  trunk just detailed,

Wheels/tires/shocks: this drives so very well with the uprated  expensive KYB heavy duty shocks that are now installed, the wheels are the expensive show quality 14” proper 1966 styled steel wheels, they have 1966 chrome trim rings and red Mustang center caps, the  tires now fitted are the brand new Hankook Optima 195/75/14 narrow band radial whitewalls that are just installed (SEE LINK), note that here is an important area that is addressed by Fraser Dante for safe driving, some people might chose an upgrade here to a the newly available 15×7 styled steel alloys that are great looking, lighter weight and put more rubber on the road than the stock ones, the tires are Yokohama YK740 185/65/15s (SEE LINK), these have new chrome lug nuts, these type upgrades really are terrific, 

underchassis: here is a top area of this really special car, the exceptional rust free floors are really in very good condition and very stock, they are factory original with only some minor work through the years, said condition is good and now they are well presented in proper show red oxide for a mirror at shows, (LINK), has the proper convertible lower underchassis brace, this has the very nice lower valence factory rocker pinch welds that are really straight, note that the important Ford Mustang factory clear stampings on the lower rockers that are clear, these lower valence areas are really in nice condition,

rear end: now installed is the upgraded rear end, a rebuilt 8” rear end, fresh unit from our NASCAR builder in Mooresville, NC, part of costing on this heavy unit is to go there and back for this very professional build, this has new 3.55:1 positraction gears, the axles checked, said photos and specs (SEE THE 3 PAGE LINK), that show all the specifics, at only $1945 that is excellent pricing as we drove our truck to have this done and got this and two 9” rears with disc brakes so saved on transportation, it is very hard to find good 8” rear ends today,  

Summary: this now has the fresh restoration work completed in the Fraser Dante shop to deliver a rare production 1966 Classic Mustang Convertible with a striking color combination…powered as a factory ‘A’ code engine set up like a GT, when Fraser Dante checked out this engine, we were so happy and were excited that that ‘A’ code 289 and the heads were all properly dated and cast correctly for this car, the original engine now just rebuilt to very high professional standards with outstanding photo documentation, the GT gauges include the water temperature, the volt meter and the oil pressure, with the final build along with the brand new Wilwood front disc brakes and the braking system redone and brand new radial tires…A period 1966 Owner’s Manual is part of the package, all work now ready for early Spring 2020 period for Driven Show and spirited weekend driving, this pricing for a nice fresh restoration with a lot of specifics, now this is very well offered at $55,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Year: 1966
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: 4 Speed
Condition: Excellent
Stock#: 4930
Engine: V8
Exterior Color: Wimbledon White
Interior Color: Red
Price: $55,000
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