This is a true sleeper, an unassuming, rare muscle-car straight from the Sixties. Combining the power of the Shelby AC Cobra with the classic Pony Mustang styling, truly a wolf in sheep’s clothing!!!  It’s an award-winning 1966 Ford Mustang K-Code in Wimbledon White (Code-M) with Code-D2 Parchment blue interior and original bucket seats. It was originally a California car and it shows it.  This is not just another ‘60s Pony car, it is powered by the now legendary K-Code 289 cubic-inch V8 with 271 horsepower (10:5:1 compression), and C4 Cruise-O-Matic (3 speed) transmission, the first year the automotive option was available. This is a classic that was extremely well-maintained and driven mostly to car shows, where it won a glass case full of trophies. The K-Code remained the hottest optional engine up through 1966. It’s been seen in major car magazines, too, because there just aren’t that many surviving K-Code Mustang coupes any longer, making it an exceptional long-term investment.  Because it’s a K-Code let’s talk about performance:  Here’s what a story in Mustang Illustrated said about it, “The engine was rebuilt to factory specifications and features a factory-style high performance cam, and solid valve lifters that replaced the old bumpstick. It inhales through a vintage Autolite 4100 four-barrel carb and intake manifold, while the dual-point conventional ignition system fires the combustibles within the iron high-performance cylinder head castings.” Moreover, it sports high flow exhaust manifolds with twin mufflers and tailpipes, the long block is finished in Ford Blue, and there are chromed rocker covers that spice up the engine bay. Best of all, it sports that coveted Ford 9-inch rear end (3.50 ring and pinion with optional limited slip)! It also features the setock floor-mounted T-handled shifter.  It also was optioned with Ford’s Special Handling Package, meaning the coils and leafs had increased rates as well as larger diameter front and rear shocks for improved cornering and handling.  VIN#6R07K187268 carries the engine “K” in its factory numbering. The “K” was first introduced by Ford in 1963 and the 289 HiPo made its way into the first Shelby AC Cobras and the Shelby GT350 Mustangs through 1967. This engine option was for pure performance. This K-Code retains the factory Deluxe steering wheel from the time. It rides on redline tires with factory correct 14-inch Styled Steel wheels and knock-off center hubs. This K-Code has original documentation as well as Mustang car show judging books, receipts for restoration work, and even the original Ford “owner card” that came with the car in 1966.

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Location: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States