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Straight-Six Powered 1966 Ford Mustang Is A Proper Budget Classic

For those who don’t have deep pockets and large bank account balances, acquiring an early Ford Mustang isn’t a terribly easy task. Most V8-powered first-gen cars are getting expensive, and Shelby prices have officially reached insanely high levels. So what’s a classic pony fan on a budget to do? Well, they can pick up a straight-six powered car like this 1966 Ford Mustang for sale at Unique Auto on the cheap.

Of course, the Ford 200 cubic-inch six-banger isn’t going to win its new owner any drag races, especially when mated to a Blue Oval-sourced automatic transmission. With a mere 120 horsepower on tap, that just isn’t in the cards. But that’s not what this 1966 Ford Mustang is about by any means. Instead, it’s all about cruising in style, and looking good while doing so. And in that department, it’s a real winner.

Few cars in history are as good looking or universally loved as the original Mustang, and this one looks to be in excellent condition. It’s a two-owner car, in fact, and the original owner kept it in their possession until 2006. The engine and transmission were rebuilt just 8,000 miles ago as well, so it should truly be good to go, mechanically speaking, for a very long time.

In addition to the rebuild, around $30,000 was spent restoring this blue beauty, and it certainly shows. It’s equipped with power steering, power brakes, a brand new interior, and a retro sound system for modern tune delivery – pretty much everything we would want in a classic cruiser.

For someone not terribly concerned with having tons of power under the hood, this Mustang certainly looks like a bargain at its asking price of $16,999. That’s a little over half the cost of the car’s restoration, in fact, making it a seemingly smart buy. And if anyone challenges the new owner to a drag race, well, they can always just politely decline.

We’ll have more cool classics like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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