1966 Ford Mustang Reviews

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 289 from North America

Model year1966
Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1976
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 289 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles

Summary:

An American Classic Automobile

Faults:

Mechanically, just routine service, no major repairs have been done on this car.

Overall, car has gone through a couple of restoration phases.

- Repainted and replacement panels in 1982.

- New upholstery and other interior pieces in 2002.

- Engine detailed in 2006.

General Comments:

This car was purchased from the original owner in 1976, and has been a member of the family ever since. It has gone to school, driving tests, and now an occasional car show. Still needs some finishing touches.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2008

1966 Ford Mustang coup 289 2V V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 289 2V V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carNissan 720 Pickup

Summary:

Ford had a better idea when they built the MUSTANG

Faults:

This car has been one in a million. Since it was new, the only problem that has cropped up, has been a faulty water pump. After twenty years of dry storage, the only problem has been a new set of points and condenser that had needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car has been in my family since new. I learned to drive in it, and twenty-three years later, I have just restored it to it's original condition. All factory parts were used, with one exception. Two stage base coat\ clear coat paint, in the original color was used. The engine, although sporting the factory two barrel carburetor, pulls nicely. No real need for a four barrel in this case.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

1966 Ford Mustang GT Coupe V8 289 ci from North America

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V8 289 ci Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles

Summary:

A great, fast beauty!

Faults:

Only a few maintenance problems and self-caused problems. To be expected from a car that's almost 40 years old!

General Comments:

The car is absolutely beautiful and gets looks from everyone!

Great fun to drive and work on.

Car has plenty of power.

Does not handle great, but gives a smooth ride.

Engine and other systems easily accessible to work on.

Best car I could ever want!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2002

20th Dec 2006, 05:01

Wow!! You actually own the world's best 40 year old car!! My wife knows I'd like one, but they are so rare in the UK. My congratulations, I'm very envious.

20th Dec 2006, 12:31

Ohhh I envy you!!!

What color is she???

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 289 CI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 289 CI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carMazda MX5

Summary:

A classic in every sense of the word

Faults:

Too many things to mention!

Car was not used for many years and lots went wrong after it started getting used again.

Reliability has not been it's strongest point!

General Comments:

Stunning car to look at and drive.

Fabulous 60s styling - get lots of positive attention.

V8 sounds wonderful!

I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews