Pick of the Week: 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-Code

The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare, original K-Code performance model
The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare, original K-Code performance model

Few classic cars have the universal appeal of a truly great Ford Mustang and here’s one for Pick of the Week that is an apparently pristine, very-low-mileage beauty that ticks all the boxes.

The 1966 Ford Mustang GT fastback is a rare numbers-matching factory K-Code model, which means it has a special high-performance 271-horsepower 289-cid V8 under its long hood and also is equipped with a heavy-duty clutch, driveshaft and differential and sports suspension.

Add to that a factory four-speed manual transmission, disc brakes, power steering, pony interior and rally-pac gauges, all contained in a purposeful fastback body that was the early Mustangs’ most attractive design.

Everything about this car is totally authentic, the Atlanta collector-car dealer states in the ClassicCars.com advertisement, noting that it remains in exceptional condition after a comprehensive restoration in the 1990s and driven only 9,000 miles since. The only change, the seller says, is the addition of aftermarket air conditioning – the performance-oriented K-Code Mustangs did not offer such creature comforts at the time.

The asking price is $48,900, which might seem steep until you consider how special this Mustang really is.

“In short, the rarest and most desirable drivetrain and options you can get on a 1966 Mustang,” the seller says in the ad. “Correct to the trim tag in all respects, including the gorgeous original color of Vintage Burgundy Metallic.

“It’s refreshing to find a K-Code fastback that has been left tastefully stock – and with fewer than 10,000 ’66 K-Codes made, spread across coupe, convertible, and fastback variants (including the Shelby cars), a factory hi-po 289 Fastback is rare indeed.”

7 thoughts on “Pick of the Week: 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-Code”

  1. I once owned an even rarer version. It had a 3 speed automatic. Chirped the tires no matter how gently I drove it. Bought it in 1978 for $1200 and sold it a year later for $2200. Those were the good old days. Sold it to Glaziers Mustang Barn in the Philly area. Wonder if they still exist.

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