Of all the pony cars that were ever built, my singular favorite has always been the 1964 1/2 to 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback. I’m not sure exactly why, maybe it is because my first high school crush, Lisa, drove one to school, or the ties to Shelby, the exquisite styling, but for me the first generation Mustang fastback was the first and best design of the entire pony car category.
The other great thing about the Mustang is that literally every part is available for these cars, from the most mundane to the most rare and obscure. If you want a part for a first generation Mustang it is a simple web search or phone call away. In addition, the Mustangs from this era are some of the easiest D.I.Y. cars to service out there, with countless books to help you with any needs that come up.
The 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback featured here is described as an example that was repainted under prior ownership, and it is powered by what is reportedly the numbers-matching A-code 289cid V8 backed it came with originally and is backed by a C4 three-speed automatic transmission. The car is equipped with power front disc brakes, power steering, and an AM/FM radio. It is painted in the stunning period color of Emberglo and rides on a set of Magnum 500-style wheels with black outer lips that have BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires. I personally don’t love the bracket out rims, on the wheels but this is something you can easily rectify should you agree with me.
The interior looks amazing in a factory correct two-tone Medium Emberglo and Parchment (code 64) Pony interior. Personally I love the Pony seats best in these cars. The embossed Mustangs in the seatbacks upgrade the standard interior quite a bit, and I’m not sure why anyone ever ordered one without this interior option. In addition, this Mustang‘s features include woodgrain trim, a padded dash, rubber floor mats, an AM/FM radio, manual-crank windows, lap belts, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, power steering, and a vinyl trunk mat. The selling dealer notes that the floor panels appear to have been replaced from the firewall to the back of the trunk pan. The only change I would make would be to replace the aftermarket steering wheel. Yes, I am a purist on some things.
The dealer offering this car states that they believe the A-code 289cid V8 is the car’s original engine. The engine has a few accessory items such as Shelby Cobra finned aluminum valve covers painted to match the car, an aftermarket high flow air cleaner, and what looks like an aftermarket electronic ignition. Fuel is supplied by a four-barrel carburetor. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a floor-shifted C4 three-speed automatic transmission. A safety inspection has been performed by the dealer.
The undercarriage of this Mustang also looks quite nice, with no visible rust on anything including the suspension components and hardware. It also shows that the car is equipped with rack and pinion steering, which is a great upgrade.
If you are looking for a Mustang Fastback to drive on rallies and enjoy, this car absolutely fits the bill.
The auction for this 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback ends Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. (PDT)