If you’re a sucker for classic Mustangs, we’re about to make your day.
Feast your eyes on one of the most pristine classic Mustangs you’ll ever see:
When this 1966 Ford Mustang made its grand appearance on eBay, we spent more time than we’d like to admit oohing and ahhing over the pictures. eBay seller vlh930 is selling this beaut for $70K or best offer. If only we had that kind of money lying around…
According to the seller, it took two years and $125K to build this masterpiece. Let’s take a closer look at all the work done to this classic car.
On the Outside
The eBay seller describes this car as “the ultimate Pro-Touring SEMA quality Mustang”. It certainly looks the part.
The most noticeable part about the outside is the metallic laser red paint job. The eBay seller said that the paint job alone cost $20K. Holy cow!
If you look closely, you'll notice that the small trims have been powder coated. This includes the door sill plates, side mirrors, tail light bezels, turn signal indicators, grille trim, and wheels.
Speaking of the wheels, did you notice that the rear wheels are slightly bigger than the front wheels?
You might also notice other subtle body modifications you wouldn't find on the original 1966 Mustang. More specifically:
- Flush door handles
- Shaved drip rails
- Seamless painted bumpers without any bolts
- Trimless window glass
- LED headlights
Even the underside is impressive, as it's covered in truck bed liner for protection.
On the Inside
It's clear that a lot of attention was given to the interior of this Mustang. The only original aspect we can spot is the dash (if you don't count the suede dash pad). Everything else has been customized, including the:
- Steering wheel
- Bucket seats in the front
- Fabricated rear seats
- Suede headliner
If you ask us, the interior looks really comfortable; perhaps more comfortable than the original 1966 Mustang interior ever has been.
Under the Hood
You may think that the engine bay looks amazing, but wait until you find out how well the car performs. “[This Mustang is] very street friendly in the lower RPMs, but once boost kicks in, it turns into an animal,” the seller wrote.
When you see the parts installed under the hood, it becomes obvious why.
This Mustang was outfitted with a twin turbo roller 302 engine with only 100 break-in miles. This pretty much makes the Mustang brand new. It couldn't get any better than this.
But wait. There's more!
The engine is packing so much power. It has been beefed up with SVO aluminum heads, a forged bottom end, and custom intercooler piping. These parts allow the boost to build up and this results in the engine producing up to 590 horsepower. Holy cow!
If you're worried about the engine overheating from the added power, don't be. This Mustang also received a custom aluminum radiator with dual electric fans. These parts are designed to run cool with the turbos, meaning the new owner doesn't have to worry about any overheating issues.
The 5-speed manual transmission is also brand new. Like the engine, it's loaded with some pretty sweet upgrades:
- Hydraulic throwout bearing
- Fabricated inboard slave cylinder
- Custom balanced aluminum driveshaft
The seller says that the clutch pedal feel is excellent. We believe that.
Under the Chassis
With extra power comes enhanced handling. We were pleased to find out that the seller also upgraded the brakes, suspension, exhaust, and frame to handle the boost in power. For instance, they installed:
- An independent coilover suspension system with custom lower control arms and fully adjustable coilovers
- Rear lead springs with heavy duty fabricated traction bars
- Frame rails through the entire underbody to reduce body roll
- 4-piston disc brakes on all 4 wheels
- Bent nickel copper brake lines
- Custom shortened axles
- Electric fuel pump
- Custom bent aluminum fuel lines
- Custom fabricated exhaust system
They certainly went all out on this Mustang. We'd love to hear what you Mustang fans have to say about this work of art. Contact us and share your two cents!