1966 Mustang GT K-Code is Red Hot
Loaded with all the right stuff and painted the right color, you can't go wrong with this K-Code Fastback Mustang.
Hitting the Trifecta
When it comes to Mustangs, it's just hard to beat the classics. Or, in the case of this gorgeous GT K-Code Fastback that recently crossed the block at Mecum Auctions, the original. With a trifecta of desirable options and stunning red paint, they just don't get much better.
Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions
If you're a fan of the early years of the Mustang, you'll find pretty much all the good stuff available on this particular car. That includes the Fastback body style, for starters, one that most prefer.
This particular car is also a GT, which means that it's packed with many additional desirable options. Starting with appearance goodies including side stripes, fog lights, and unique exhaust tips.
On the inside, there are plenty of goodies to find nestled among the black Pony interior. They include unique seat bolstering, wood-grain trim, embossed pony emblems, and a three-spoke steering wheel.
Lift the hood, and you'll find the original K-Code 289 V8, which is rated at 271 horsepower. It's backed up by a C4 automatic transmission and 3.50-geared rear end to offer up exceptional performance for its day.
The Signal Flare Red beauty rolls on stylized steel wheels wrapped in Michelin tires, a classy way to top off the car's already appealing appearance.
Handle the Curves
Other upgrades courtesy of the GT package include a Special Handling package, quicker steering, and front disc brakes, which help this pony handle and stop as good as it goes.
And this Mustang was capable of going quite nicely. The K-Code engine was the Mustang's top performer at this time, thanks to a solid lifter cam, 4-barrel carb, open-element air cleaner, and dual-point distributor.
Inside, the driver could monitor the V8 via an 8,000 rpm tachometer, which was included as part of the Rally-Pac option.
Overall, early Mustangs just don't get much better than this. In the days before the horsepower wars truly took off, this Mustang represented the peak of performance. And today, we'd be more than happy to have it in our own garage!
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