1966 Ford Mustang Fastback - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Iconic pony car

Ford’s iconic Mustangs were remarkable for creating a cult car from the bones of an early Falcon and turning it into something special.

In a feature on early Mustangs we noted: "Not even those working on the project could have predicted the buying frenzy that ensued when the thing actually hit the market on 17 April, 1964. But frenzy is the only word for it, with Ford moving 126,538 Mustangs (97,705 coupes and 28,833 convertibles) in that first half-year of sales. The V8 outsold the six-cylinder variant by about three to one.

"For 1965, Ford added the rather elegant fastback body style and made available an optional trim package dubbed GT. But even better was the option of power-assisted front disc brakes (many an early Mustang was afflicted with four-wheel drums) and the smaller 260ci V8 was dropped to make the 289ci the only capacity V8 offered."

This example in Victoria runs a 289ci (4.7lt) V8 with four-speed manual. It’s on the market at $83,000.

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