Friday, March 25, 2016

Auction Watch: 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe V8

Checkout this 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe V8  here on eBay bidding for $8,760 reserve-not-met with auction ending Sunday at 8:30AM PST.


  1. Looks nice, but of course the devil's in the details, inspect closely.

    HATE HATE HATE the wire wheel covers. Really HATE HATE HATE.

    When it comes to early Mustangs I do NOT value originality, because they were utter shit to drive as they came from Ford and all the good stuff was Shelby/aftermarket. a good straight car that hasn't been turd-polished, and polish it yourself.

  2. Why would someone spoil what appears to be a pretty clean on 'Stang by mounting it on a 4X4 chassis?

    I try not to be so judgmental, but trying to disguise the jacked up ride height with phony wire wheel covers is just silly.

    Not a single mention in the ad is plain deceptive in my code of ethics manual.

  3. I'm going to be more lenient here and make the assumption that the ride height is due to the brand new suspension as listed in the ad. These pieces do tend to settle in after a bit. Or, maybe the wrong parts were used or the parts were installed wrong. If I was a buyer, I'd check it out further. I'm not, so I'll just chalk it up to new parts and not sweat it.

    Those wire wheel covers that you both seem to detest are at least correct for the car. If they're not Ford factory parts (which I really believe they are) then they're period correct aftermarket. Do I love them? No. But for a mostly stock car they fit the look. I'd go with something like Halibrands or American Racing.

    To ease your suffering I offer this:

    I'm not a stickler for originality either, but it's good that some people are. Otherwise there would be no original/correct examples left. When it comes to Mustangs, there seem to be many more modified than original still left.


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