About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 3,877
- Engine: V-8 K Code
- Body Style: Coupe
- Transmission: Manual
- Exterior Color: Vintage Burgundy
- Interior Color: Black
- VIN: 6T09K224659
RARE OPPORTUNITY OWN AN INVESTMENT QUALITY TRUE K CODE REAL GT 4-SPEED 1966 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK RESTORED TO SHOW QUALITY!
ALL ORIGINAL SHEET METAL ON THIS FINELY RESTORED, VERY SOUGHT AFTER, K CODE GT 4-SPEED FASTBACK … PLUS SOME NICE SHELBY ADD ON ITEMS AND UNDER 4000 MILES SINCE THE COMPLETE RESTORATION!
This fantastic 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback K Code is owned by a gentleman who I have had the pleasure of meeting this past year. He is a pilot who has a passion for Classic Mustangs and along with that passion a knowledge base and ability level that enables him to identify rare Mustangs and restore them to correct and show quality. He asked if I would assist him in marketing this one as he needs room for future projects. He also owns a 1968 Shelby Convertible and this is not a “Need to Sell” situation but rather a desire to sell situation in order to tackle yet another fine Mustang. His garage space is limited and the wife says something has to go for now so here is an opportunity for you to acquire a top quality and rare Pony!! He purchased this K Code Fastback in 2009 and drove the car for several months before deciding that he would do a complete restoration on it. He knew he bought a K Code, 4-Speed Fastback but after doing some further investigation he learned that he also had a True GT K code Fastback!! I will go into details later about this and I know that Pony lovers and enthusiasts will be asking me to verify this is a TRUE GT…my friend has done this and he knows what to look for and knows what can be cloned and what is original. He is extremely confident that we are representing this correctly as a True GT car! Evenings, weekends and days off were dedicated to bringing this rare Mustang back to the original condition you are about to see. Along the way he decided to add a few Shelby Touches that he felt would in no way hurt this cars value and in fact are quite expensive and if desired could easily be removed, and correct original components put back in their place. I had him bring me the car and I have had it in my possession for the past week and have driven it enough to be able to know that this is the real deal with no issues and a car that I know the next owner is going to be thrilled to own! I would not jeopardize my 100% positive feedback with anything less. I will provide enough pictures, a couple of videos and do my best to honestly describe this sweet K-code GT 4-Speed Fastback so that you can determine if this is the next Pony to add to your Coral. Sit back and enjoy!!!
This Fastback was very straight and rust free and the owner took the car down to the metal when he began the restoration. Although the car has a Newark DSO this car could have not spent much of its life in the Northeast as it was just too rust free, especially all of the original floorpans. He purchased the car from a gentleman in Arkansas and previously the car spent many years in Colorado and before that Arizona. My friend spoke to both of the previous owners in CO and AZ and it sounds like it was a western car most of its life which explains the solid, dry body. During the strip down process several tell-tale signs that this car was an original GT car. There was no evidence that there were ever rocker panel moldings long the sides of the car which non-GT cars would have. The front fenders also had the factory correct GT holes for the GT emblems in place. The foglight wiring and original switch were tucked up underneath the dash and the original foglight wiring under the hood was still in place. The correct bracket for the dual exhaust was still in place under the rear seat and the front sway bar and steering box were correct GT components. With the knowledge that the car was an original GT he made sure he restored the car back to its original GT heritage. Body panels are all original and any minimal amount of rust that was on the body was carefully cut out and metal was professionally welded in place. After the car was stripped to the metal an epoxy primer was laid out. The body was already extremely straight but was blocked out to ensure the finished product was top notch. Body lines and gaps are awesome! A high level, professional paint job was done in the original Vintage Burgundy and the result was fantastic. The paint job was wet sanded and buffed to a mirror-like finish as you will see in the pics below. Correct GT striping was put on and all chrome and trim was either polished or replaced leaving a very high quality fastback in the end. After the restoration the car was driven as it should be. It was taken to many cruise ins and shows and long the way it got its first tiny flaws. I noticed 2 small chips in the paint along the drivers side lower rocker area that can easily be touched up. There is a small area in the paint near the gas cap where fuel may have splashed out that looks like it can be buffed out. Other then that I did not notice and other flaws or issues on the body. So, I will not call it flawless, but pretty darn close! Here is a walk around tour of the body:
Just like all Shelbys this K code Fastback has a standard interior. The black standard interior was also completely redone and looks awesome! A few Shelby mods on the interior are the steering wheel and the drivers side racing style seat belt. Carpet, dash, headliner all look excellent. The odometer was at 79,xxx at the time of restoration but the owner decided to reset it to 0 at the time it was restored and it has under 4000 miles since the restoration. She has basically just been broken in. Fold down rear seat looks great. All of the lights and gauges work correctly and it has the correct and original 4-speed shifter sitting inside a beautiful center console with fully functioning console door. I think you will be extremely pleased with the interior of this beauty as well.
Okay, so hopefully your saying to yourself “This is a really nice fastback….”, but what makes it such a rare Pony. Well, you have seen GT’s that from the outside look just like this one. And, you have seen Fastback interiors that basically look close to this one. But, what you can’t see and will rarely see or hear is the solid lifter, high revving K CODE 289 High performance motor under the hood of this Vintage Burgundy beauty. Many of you who have made it this far in the description know all about the K Code motor but for those who do not i recommend doing a little Google search to educate yourself. Basically all Shelby’s in 65-66 have K Code Motors that were dressed up a bit. The K code motor has Solid Adjustable lifters and puts out 271 hp at 6000rpm which is almost 50 hp more then an A code motor. Shelby cars then got a special Shelby intake and Carburetor….Guess what, this car has the Shelby intake and Carburetor!!!! These items alone sell for about $3000. Shelbys got Tri-Y headers…Guess what, this car has Tri-Y headers!! So, performance from this K code motor is pure shelby-like bliss!!! I have driven dozens of C-codes and A-code 289’s and I can now say I understand the difference. This K Code is a blast to drive!!!! Oh, and by the way if you have not figured it out yet, this car does get driven. It could be a trailer queen based on quality and condition but the owner build these to be enjoyed. We hope the winning bidder will do the same and enjoy the heck out of it!! Now is a good time to point out what many may be wondering….is this the original matching # motor???? Well, the motor is absolutely date code correct , however it is not stamped with the vin# so the owner will only represent that he believes it is a replacement motor that is so common among the high performance Fords of this era. Many restorers would have stamped the vin# on this block but the owner did not feel that was the correct thing to do. Rest assured though it is a correct K Code motor in a real K code car. The 4-speed Transmission is the matching # tranny and is stamped as such. Production this car was March 16, 1966 and the block, heads, and rear end all have production dates prior to this date by about 2-3 weeks. Of course it also has the correct 9″ rear end that all K-codes came with. A few other suspension goodies that were add-on Shelby items include Koni shocks, relocated upper control arms, 1″ sway bar, and trac-loc posi rear end. Manual steering and manual front disc brakes just the way they came. She rides on Dual red line Bias Ply tires like back in the day. Can you say GIDDY UP PONY???…..buy this one and you sure can!!! A short video below will allow you to hear it running.
HAVE A LITTLE LISTEN TO THIS K-CODE, SHELBY ENHANCED MOTOR:
HERE IS A WALK AROUND VIDEO TOUR OF THE CAR:
Hopefully the pics and videos have made it clear that his is truly a show quality and beautiful ’66 K Code GT 4-Speed Fastback that is sure to be a great investment that you can drive and enjoy! I know the next owner will be thrilled with the condition and quality of this Classic Pony! This will be a private sale between you and the current owner and he does have a clear, valid GA title for this car. If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them. If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.