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1966 Ford Mustang K-Code Convertible

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Convertible, Silver Blue Metallic/Blue & White, 289 C.I. V8

Engine Size: 289 C.I. V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Exterior Color: Silver Blue
Interior Color: Light Blue & White

Location: Specialty Sales San Carlos

Reference Number 122512

as of 4/18/2011

Overview
Car 1966 Ford Mustang
VIN 6F08K388134 
Mileage 57,489 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

This vehicle is located in our San Carlos California Showroom (650) 326-1000.

 

 

 

 

Here is another great, California Mustang convertible that you will not want to miss. The current, local owner purchased from the original Southern California owner in 2001. It comes equipped with the interior décor package (“pony” interior, pistol grip door handles, trim), limited slip differential, and Rally Pac. We currently have over $5000 in receipts from the current owner. These include items such as new battery, new floor pans, new radiator, rear end axel seals, heater blower motor, new driveshaft, clutch pedal bushings, and much more.

 

Here is decoded dataplate from the car:

 

 

 

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Warranty Number: 6R08K388134

 

 

 

 

Year:

 

 

6

 

 

1966 

 

 

 

 

Plant:

 

 

F

 

 

Dearborn, MI 

 

 

 

 

Body Series:

 

 

08

 

 

Convertible 

 

 

 

 

Engine:

 

 

K

 

 

289 4v V8 HiPo 

 

 

 

 

Unit:

 

 

388134

 

 

388134 

 

 

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Miscellaneous Vehicle Data

 

 

 

 

Body:

 

 

76B

 

 

Convertible, Pony Interior 

 

 

 

 

Color:

 

 

Y

 

 

Silver Blue Metallic 

 

 

 

 

Trim:

 

 

62

 

 

Lt. Blue Crinkle Vinyl and White Crinkle Vinyl, Pony Interior 

 

 

 

 

Date:

 

 

18F

 

 

June 18, 1966 

 

 

 

 

D.S.O:

 

 

33

 

 

Detroit 

 

 

 

 

Axle:

 

 

A

 

 

3.00:1, Limited-Slip 

 

 

 

 

Trans:

 

 

5

 

 

4-Speed Manual 

 

 

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You will be immediately impressed how evenly the car has aged unlike many of the cars out there. This truly is a K-code that you can begin enjoying immediately without having to address any issues. 

 

 

 

 

Buyers of the GT Equipment Package could add the K-code to their new ride for an extra $276 back in 1965. The cost to add this engine to new Mustangs without the GT package was $328. The “K” represented the engine code on the VIN number of these Mustangs. The K-Code engine was first introduced by Ford in 1963, and was featured in cars such as the Fairlane and the Comet.

 

Each K-Code Mustang had a special badge on their front fenders that read “HIGH PERFORMANCE 289”. No doubt about it, the K-Code Mustang was all performance. In fact, K-Code Mustangs were not available with air conditioning or power steering. And you couldn’t buy one with an automatic transmission until the 1966 model year. Prior to that K-Code Mustangs were 4-speed only. The car also came with a shorter warranty than the typical Mustang. K-Code buyers were looking at a 3 month or 4,000 mile warranty instead of the standard 12 month or 12,000 miles plan. I guess the folks at Ford figured most people who purchased the car would put it through its paces on a daily basis, and they were probably right.

 

People often ask how the K-Code engine was different from the other D,C, and A code 289 engines featured in 1965-1967 Mustangs. Well, once again, think performance. For starters this engine featured upgraded pistons, cylinder heads, carburetor, solid lifters, and connecting rods. In addition, one look under the hood and you’d notice the chrome air cleaner and valve covers. Oh, and we can’t forget the “289 High Performance” lettering atop the air cleaner. With an estimated 271 hp at its disposal, it was easy to tell this car from other 289 powered Mustangs of the day.

 

But wait, there’s more. The differences didn’t stop there. In fact, the entire driveline of these cars was designed for performance. We’re talking about a high-performance clutch, drive shaft, rear differential, and suspension. It’s no wonder Shelby put the engine in his racing performance GT350 Mustangs. In fact, the first Shelby Mustang, the Shelby GT350R featured a modified K-Code engine.

 

These days collectors of the Ford Mustang look back fondly on the K-Code. As such, they are highly sought after. Unfortunately only a limited number of these engines were produced between 1963-1967, and even fewer K-code Mustangs (About 13,214). If you own one, you own a valued piece of history. If you want one, join the club.

 

-info quoted from mustangs.about.com-

 

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit to our showroom. This is one car that is not going to last long!