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Pick of the Day: Upgraded vintage Mustang

Car’s been preserved, but with some nice updates


Offered for sale on ClassicCars.com in an advertisement by a private owner in Crystal Lake, Illinois, is the Pick of the Day, a 1966 Ford Mustang coupe that reportedly spent most of its life in southern Indiana and has been preserved, but with some nice upgrades.

The car is presented in Sauterne Gold with a black vinyl roof and matching interior, and with a 289cid V8 engine. But the owner notes the engine has been upgraded with a Holley Street Avenger Model 2300 carburetor, Pertronix coil and ignition system, as well as with new wiring and Champion spark plugs. 

Also updated are the radiator, battery, air filter, fuel filter, muffler and wheel seals. The car rides on new Monroe shocks, and the automatic transmission has a new oil pan.

“The body panels are solid metal, and the previous repaint is beautiful,” the seller reports. “Only one small body trunk panel wrinkle by the left rear light, it didn’t bother me enough to repair.”

1966 Ford Mustang, Pick of the Day: Upgraded vintage Mustang, ClassicCars.com Journal

The seller reports replacing “the 3 floor pans, with proper welding, then cover with Dynamat Extreme sound mat.”

Also new are interior parts such as Bluetooth “retro” radio, new glove box, carpet and floor mats.

“The Pony seats are new from the previous owner and are in perfect condition.”

The seller notes replacement of “the air box and air hoses so the air is directed properly for the dash and floor. Original air conditioning refurbishment includes cleaning repaint, new chrome plated baffles & new condenser hoses.”

The air conditioner is not running, “probably needs a condenser refresh or replacement.”

1966 Ford Mustang, Pick of the Day: Upgraded vintage Mustang, ClassicCars.com Journal

“This car is near perfect for a new owner to drive and enjoy or take it to the next level as desired,” the seller adds. “This is a rare color combination that screams the ’60s. Thumbs up everywhere we go.”

The car is offered for $29,500. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. What consists of “new wiring”? Is it a new wiring harness or new spark plug wires? Nice looking vehicle.


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