Exterior Design and Interior Design 1966 Mustang GT Fastback by Ford – It took Ford less than two years to crank out a million Mustangs. That’s a lot. But precious few were decked out like Jim and Earla Turcich’s heartthrob 1966, with its K-code Hi-Performance 289 engine, GT Equipment Group, four-speed transmission, styled steel wheels, and Candyapple Red color. Of those that were so built, Jim’s 1966 stands alone.
Not only is it supremely equipped, but it is spectacularly original too, having never been restored and rolling up a little more than 13,000 miles, an average of less than 300 miles in each of its 48 years. But that’s not all. This Mustang also has a pile of original paper—title, window sticker, sales contract, warranty statement, the whole package. And even that’s not all.
The interior has the original carpet, clock/tach Rally Pack, rubber floor mats, upholstery, and sport steering wheel, cracks and all. It also has the wide Shelby seatbelts installed by the dealer.
Under the hood is the Hi-Performance 289, with factory paint and the heads still factory sealed. The intake was removed when the dealer installed the Cobra kit, which also adds the classic cast aluminum valve covers, Tri-Y headers, and an aluminum Cobra competition oil pan. All the takeoff parts were stored in the trunk and are still there. A few service items (battery, air cleaner, oil filter, and upper radiator hose) have been replaced.
Exterior Design and Interior Design 1966 Mustang GT Fastback by Ford