1966 Ford Mustang Emberglo Coupe
This very nice Mustang started life in California and then made its way to Texas. When it arrived in Texas it became a part of one family for years. A second gentleman bought the car and had it for years. He then sold it to his Mother and she kept it for a number of years. She then sold it back to her son. Therefore it was owned by one family for a sometime.
As you can see by the pictures, it is a beautiful car with the Emberglo paint and white Vinyl top with matching pin stripe on the sides of the car. It is also equipped with style steel wheels and power steering. The tires on the car are in like new condition and they are the highly regarded BF Goodrich tires. It also has the very desirable deluxe steering wheel and dual exhaust was added with the special GT valance and trumpet exhaust. The body of the car, which is the most important thing on a Mustang, is in excellent condition.
I will be taking pictures of the floors for you soon. Plus, I will also take pictures of the underside of the doors which is the first place that most 1960’s cars have problems.
We will of course do a nice detail on the engine so if you take it to a car show, you will not be embarrassed when you open the hood on the car. To me this is an area that is really over-looked on most classic cars. When I am trying to buy a car from someone, I always request pictures of the engine and normally it looks so bad that the person does not want me to see them.
This car runs nicely and does all the things that you want a Mustang to do. The other option on this car is that it is an automatic transmission which would have and extra option. The normal transmission would have been a 3 speed on the floor. We normally do not purchase 3 speed Mustangs in that they are not as popular as an automatic. Most people either want a 4-speed or an automatic not not a 3-speed.
It sometimes takes me a minute to realize how nice our cars actually are. First of all, most Mustangs have rust!! We go to great lengths and many times go out of state to find these cars that have excellent bodies like our cars do. We also try to detail them so that you could immediately take them to a car show. Again, the detailing includes not only the engine area but also the trunk area and the inside of the doors. We have the bolts taken out of the doors, bead blasted and painted and then reinstalled. It is a small thing but when it is done it really looks nice.
Then we have the engine compartment. This is normally a very time consuming and expensive endeavor for us to do. We normally pull the bolts and latch off of the hood and bead blast them and then paint and re-install them. Then comes the engine compartment itself. This is a great deal of time and energy. All fender bolts and blast and repainted and re-installed. The sides and inner fenders are sanded, cleaned and prepped, primed then shot with semi-gloss paint. We then clean and prep the engine and shoot it with the proper Ford blue paint. I cannot tell you how many times I see the wrong color of Ford blue on Mustang engines. Worse yet, sometimes I see a Blue 1965 engine that should be black or a black 1966 engine that should be blue. Normally painting the intake manifold requires us to remove the carb for proper painting. We first remove the complete grille assembly, horns, male and female assembly latch assemblies and redo. When this is done, it really looks nice.
We have learned over the years that we must clean and detail the underside of the cars because many people will see surface rust and think the cars have rust; which of course they do NOT!! We also paint the oil pan and transmission pan and a great deal of the time we even paint the transmission. We also check the fluid level and sometimes if the fluids looks really old and dirty we will change them out. On almost every car when we first check, the fluid level is low. This is obviously not a popular thing to do and is overlooked all the time.
Now it is time to go to the trunk area. As I have said before, most of the time this area looks like it has been used as a garbage can!! Sometimes it is horrible. Normally we pull off the female latch assembly bead blast, paint and re-install it. We clean and most of the time repaint a great deal of the trunk area and re-install the proper trunk mat. Sometimes, if we have a wheel and a tire, we will put in a spare tire and wheel and add the mounting accessories to mount the tire. We hardly ever buy Mustang that has a proper wheel and tire. Last of all, we install the proper trunk decal under the trunk area.
I noticed on this car that a great deal of rubber stripping was missing so we will be installing whatever we deem necessary on the car.
It takes weeks for us to go through this process and a great deal of money. Pictures of our engine detailing may be found in the pictures of the cars that have been previously sold. That is why our cars cost more money than most cars out there. I sincerely hope you appreciate everything that goes into putting up for sale one of the cars that we have.
Last but not least, as we are going through this process we try and fix what we see is wrong with the car. Obviously we cannot do a total restoration on every car we buy to sell but we try to fix the most important items.
I guess you noticed that this car does not have a Pony Horse emblem in its grill like it did when it left Ford. I actually think it gives the car a nice clean look and if you remember this is what Carroll Shelby did!
If you want a horse put in the grill, we can do that for you at no charge. Also, if you want us to install Fog-lights in the grill we can also do that. However, the complete Fog-light assembly is basically $500 and it takes about 2 hours of labor to install.
Also, please let me know if you have any other questions on this beautiful Emberglo Mustang Coupe.
The work on this car is in progress, so please call for current price.
Steve - 281-531-9090 or email@example.com