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Lot 47
1966 Ford Mustang K-Code Fastback


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1966 Ford Mustang K-Code Fastback

CHASSIS NO: 6F09K254694

• A one-owner-from-new 53-year-old K-Code Mustang
• The top engine package available in 1966
• Supplied with original stickers and purchase receipt
• Beautiful black paint with four-speed transmission


289 cid V-8 engine, 271 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 108”


Say what you want about Ford’s first-generation Mustang, but no one can deny its impact on the automotive industry and, decades later, the old-car hobby as a whole. The characteristics that contributed to the car’s original appeal have the same impact today - attractive styling, sporty performance, and tons of options on a modestly priced platform. Ford’s sold 121,000 in just six months, partly because of the ability for owners to personalize their new “pony cars” courtesy of a heavily laden option list, one that happened to include the 271-HP “K-Code” 289. The lively K-Code engine served to further solidify Mustang’s capabilities as a legitimate performance machine during an era when Ford’s dominance in auto racing could be seen in just about every discipline of the sport.

On January 28, 1966, our consignor walked into John Fister Ford and plunked down a $100 deposit on his brand new 2+2 fastback in Silver Frost, with the optional 289 Hi-Po engine package and a four-speed manual transmission. He added the deluxe interior group, an AM radio with cassette tape, tinted glass, and a heavy-duty battery. Just a few days later, he rolled out in his new Mustang, probably never imagining that he’d still have it 50-some years later. It was a daily driver at first and, in the ‘70s, he added the GT350-style quarter windows and eventually the Hurst four-speed shifter when the stock tranny wore out.

After the ‘70s, the car was carefully stored 90% of the time, with just enough careful use to keep it road ready. Eventually, in 2012, the owner decided to refresh the paint, and found the body still very solid with the only surface rust on the floorboards. Today, this one-owner Mustang still has just over 80,000 original miles from new, and with the restoration still looking fresh, it’s an amazing opportunity to buy the highest performing Mustang of the era in wonderful condition with all the original purchase documents included. Just 5,469 were K-Code equipped in 1966, and this is likely the most original one-owner example in existence.

With all the right equipment from the factory, a stellar restoration, and the provenance of single ownership, this K-Code Mustang will be welcomed on the track, in a tour, at most any car show, and certainly deserves a place of honor at any MCA event.

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