Coming down from the dreamscape of the Arizona collector car auctions, many of us are craving something we can actually buy without taking out a second mortgage, especially something that’s all ready to drive and enjoy. Nothing fancy, just a solid car that will deliver plenty of pleasure with a minimum of fuss.
The Pick of the Day could fit that bill, an attractive 1966 Ford Mustang GT coupe in Lakeland, Florida, that is said to be totally restored from a car that was rust free and never in an accident.
The Mustang is an “amazing real GT A code car,” the seller says in the ClassicCars.com listing. “Rotisserie restored about two years ago with respect to the original build. Matching numbers drive train and colors. The bottom of this car is as nice as the top of this car.”
The numerous photos show a good-looking Mustang painted Poppy Red and appearing fresh and completely done, powered by its original rebuilt 289 cid V8 and automatic transmission, and with correct wheels and red-line tires. The interior has been refurbished, the seller says, and the Mustang is equipped with the factory Rally Pac that includes a clock and tachometer. The original AM radio is in the dash.
One non-stock feature that the seller mentions is highly desirable for a car that will be driven: a front disc-brake conversion, which should allow this pony car to stop as well as it goes.
The asking price of $39,500 seems reasonable considering all that apparently went into this car to bring it back to original condition.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.