1966 MUSTANG ‘C’ CODE CONVERTIBLE-VERY RARE
WIMBLEDON WHITE, BLACK INTERIOR, BLACK POWER TOP, RARE CALIFORNIA ‘R’ SAN JOSE PRODUCTION, ALL GREAT BODY PANELS MCA QUALITY ORIGINAL, SUPPORTING FACTORY STAMPINGS, ORIGINAL DOOR DATA TAG, DATED REBUILT CORRECT 289cid, PROPER 2100 2v CARBURETOR-INTAKE, STILL HAS THE ULTRA RARE CALIFORNIA FULL EMISSIONS SYSTEM, PROPER ‘C’ CODE TRANSVERSE MUFFLER EXHAUST SYSTEM, C-4 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, FORD POWER STEERING, SENSATIONAL FACTORY UNDERCHASSIS JUST DETAILED, BRAND NEW REBUILT BRAKES, NEW STYLED STEEL WHEELS, RED CENTER CAPS, NEW RADIAL WHITEWALLS, 5 ORIGINAL 1966 SPINNER HUBCAPS, FRESH FULL COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL TUNE AND SYSTEMS CHECK
1966 Mustang ‘C’ code convertible that is very rare with wonderful history and quality for the knowledgeable collector as this being from the California San Jose production plant (R) with the proper VIN # and original door Data Tag (LINK), still has the front California Black Plate license tag, freshly painted in the famous Wimbledon White color, a terrific luster, a really just great original great body with very straight rust free panels, the factory front fenders have the clear Ford factory stampings (LINK), a terrific original ‘as factory’ underchassis, just show detailed, appears the correct 289cid ‘C’ code rebuilt engine (SEE NEW RUNNING VIDEO), has all the engine codes noted later in this report, hard to find with this very rare original California full smog system with new belts still on the car, has the proper dated C6 intake and the correct rebuilt dated Autolite 2100 carburetor, factory top blue air intake system, factory correct ‘C’ code rear transverse muffler system, a fresh restored uprated 3 row radiator installed with fresh hoses and coolant, black bucket seats are great and the sides of the interior are matching, full four safety belts, the believed factory original carpet is taken out and a new black show quality carpet is just installed, the original floors and back seat support area are so very extremely ‘as factory’ and exceptional condition, ‘as received’ in just fabulous condition that is documented with photos, nice power black top, the final set up includes the new full complete professional tune by Fraser Dante, has the desirable C-4 automatic transmission, Ford power steering, back up lights, has the very hard to get 1965 styled steel wheels, red center caps and new lug nuts, this was found in sitting in a collection with ‘as new’ tires that were 19 years old, now has brand new 195/75/R14 radial narrow band radial whitewalls just installed, the Fraser Dante professional shop is now setting this up for great driving, has the proper rear quarter panels ‘fingers’ and the lower stainless valence, has the clearly seen Ford factory stampings still on the horizontal lower body valences, lots of photos document this #s, this has a Carlite front tinted windshield, black standard interior and dash with the proper gauges that work, a factory black steering wheel, has copies of the Ford brochures and an repro Owner’s Manual for show display purposes, here is the type car for the someone who understands such solid quality that the European market demands, the inner floors are sensational, so extremely very rare San Jose production with the rare smog, the full complete drum braking system with shoes, hoses and new brake cylinders is fully rebuilt as this is set up for top running condition just prepared at Fraser Dante, a really great body and a just terrific underchassis that the knowledgeable collector really demands!!!
Body/chassis: here is a very high point of this car, note that this has the just really excellent original factory front stamped fenders and original rear quarters, the great current photos show the condition today for verification of past and now current status, this has the fantastic great floors and the rear trunk drip rails with all the Ford stampings, our team has hand cleaned the floors, then cleared them for protection, there are photos posted and a (LINK) showing their present condition, Fraser Dante exacting photos show the front factory fender stampings on both sides (LINK) along with the ‘R’ VIN # clearly stamped on the driver’s side inner fender (LINK), this is perhaps one of the really best classic Mustangs available today with such California originality, a great body and chassis with the Ford stamped fenders and the lower rockers with stamped factory numbers and the dated engine, later in this report under the ’interior’ section, there is a lot of information on the inner floor area, original insulation still on inner floors (LINK), new black carpeting just installed (LINK),
Suspension: this has now has four new Monroe heavy duty shocks just installed, this works well to couple the full complete new drum braking system with the shoes, hoses and new brake cylinders, has new front-end bushings installed with proper ‘C’ code sway bar, after the new tires and bushings are done, then our top sub will do a fresh front end professional alignment is being completed for ease of safe driving,
Engine/mechanicals: very hard to find in these times today for a 1966 Mustang to have just great components everywhere as seen with the complete engine notations and components, all signs that this is a correct 289 cid rebuilt engine with fresh heads with photos of their condition to document said fresh presentation today (LINK), the initial published specs of this famous 289cid with the bore of 4.00” and a short stroke of 2.57” are for at the factory rating of 200 horsepower @ 4400 rpm along with the strong 282 ft/lbs. of torque at 3200 rpm, this free reviving engine is a great engineering piece, brand new confirmation of the said status that being checked with all the dated C5AE-factory numbers with full information (LINK)…now that this has moved from a long time status collection type car to now improving the car’s operation for top driven show with the experts at Fraser Dante, valve rockers are set for timing, has the rare and correct Autolite 2100 carburetor show carburetor just restored and fitted, believed completely engine rebuilt with factory ratings from the numbers and photos of the fresh heads (LINK)…this now is set up with rare MCA show California Smog equipment that is usually discarded after all these years, now the uprated restored 3 row radiator has been rebuilt and just been flushed with fresh coolant added, has the new show hoses with the clamps installed, uprated Duralast radiator cap, the new test drive shows the car just operates really great and just purrs (SEE THE VIDEO LINK), ready to enjoy!
the new tune up includes the new cap, rotor and points for the just checked distributor with the timing that is set, this has new spark plugs, brand new 7 mm proper spark plug wires, (LINK), the valve cover gaskets were just replaced when the heads were checked, also a brand new proper 24FA expensive battery with cables and clamps are just now installed for ease of operation, (LINK),
oil/filter: the oil and filter are now changed and upgraded thusly to protect the engine, Fraser Dante uses very expensive special high-tech racing oil with added zinc content with Valvoline VR1 20-50 to insure long term performance, since today’s gasoline and standard oils have cleaners added, these early non-catalytic engines need the heavy duty oil and the added zinc for lubrication purposes (LINK) for these older engines, this is very costly and used only from shops who have top operations as Fraser Dante, all of this tune and check work now will insure great driving,
wheels/tires: now just installed on the car are the desirable, expensive and now very hard to get great 1965 styled steel 14×6 wheels with red center caps and proper lug nuts, then just now put on are the brand new set of the Hankook Kinergy 195/75/R14 narrow band whitewall radial tires installed mounted and balanced by Fraser Dante (LINK), these tires alone would retail at $422 with fees plus tax, note that many people sell classic cars with older tires, this now also has a spare tire and spare, this has a service jack, with these tires now installed here is another recent expense that adds looks and new driving safety,
This came with the rare five original wire spinner hubcaps with proper blue 1966 center caps that were found in the trunk, this shows this was an original steel wheel car, these are rare hubcaps indeed, they go with the car, these can be used for show purposes, (LINK)
Note on build costing for 2020: please understand in the real world today, as a builder and restorer of classic Mustangs, the parts chain supply stream is either cut off or in very limited supply, when we get our needed restoration parts, the costings are very much higher than before, the value of the build costing of these quality Mustangs is climbing higher for sure, having been in business for many years, Fraser Dante has a large stock of needed parts for these cars that cover a lot of our needs, we run a professional shop with full time staff along with expert subs for specifics who have worked with us for years, the values of the top-quality classic 1965-1966 convertibles and 2+2s Mustangs are strongly climbing,
Interior: here is a really exceptional area of this great 1966 Mustang convertible from San Jose, lots of receipt work by our team, when this was received at Fraser Dante, the black bucket seats were in really exceptional condition, the door panels were fine, the carpet is believed the original and was worn for all these years, then Fraser Dante took out the whole interior and carpet, the photos of the chassis rear back seat support area is just the best we have ever seen, has the original Ford factory proper paint (SEE LINK), this support chassis area is like brand new, then the inner bare floors are shown with the so very solid presentation and the factory insulation still there (LINK), then the brand new proper 80/20 black carpet with insulation was installed, then the seats put back in (SEE LINK), the 4 black safety belts are installed, then the outside new show door sills are installed, this has the proper black dash pad and fascia, the black steering wheel is ‘as factory’, all the lights are checked,
Trunk area: when this car was received at Fraser Dante, this had the mostly ‘as factory’ trunk area still in place, believed the original trunk mat was still there with a new one to cover, now the rear trunk area is being stripped, fully painted correctly, then a new show plaid mat is installed, the left side proper wood insert panel to cover the lower opening, a spare wheel and tire are in place, has he plaid show cover, a jack is under the wheel,
Summary: very seldom does one find such a rare California convertible with such an original terrific body and really great chassis, fresh out of the Fraser Dante shop, the strong 289cid engine really just ‘purrs’ with the new tune, full fresh brakes, Ford power steering, has the hard to get styled steel wheels with brand new radial whitewalls…now with top cosmetics and excellent mechanicals just completed, well offered at $38,950
RARE 1966 MUSTANG WITH SUPPORTING NUMBERS!