Menacing 650-horsepower 1966 Mustang Looks Ready for the Streets and Trails
Just about anything goes for Davis and his crew, from big GMC Jimmy K5 Cali Cruisers to iconic Plymouth Superbirds. But between modified classic trucks, restored muscle cars, and the occasional eccentric appearances, there’s always time for a Mustang, isn’t there?
Especially one with a menacing old-school look and the ability to pull street racing or dragster bunnies out of the proverbial hat. We love a tricked-out classic (otherwise this chain wouldn’t be on our radar), but this 1966 Mustang coupe clearly has a lot more going on than it looks.
First and foremost, as Shawn noticed, it’s reliable. A lot, apparently, and the owner is very proud that he was able to make the long trip for this video (embedded below) without any help. According to the story, because he didn’t have the money for a Fastback, he bought the stock 289ci Mustang Coupe on Craigslist … then the work started six or seven years ago.
At home in the garage, but also with friendly professional help when things got hairy. And to this day, this car is still under construction. The interior (which can be checked from the 4:08 mark) is next on the to-do list, followed by a little less “baby“(less than 11.4s) slip band setting. Right now it’s running on the street configuration, so the traded-in 347ci V8 (swiped from a 302) has its traditional Paxton compressor. dialed at about six or seven PSI.
But it’s still capable of delivering some 650 horsepower to the rear wheels thanks to a Ford C4 drivetrain (fitted with a trans-brake, of course), which is pretty evident in the driving part when it’s time for the “small pull-ups. ”
Speaking of little things, the Mustang rolls on “super skinny pizza slicers”On the front and plump tires on the rear, which also have a nice green accent around the OMF Performance rims. This is a tribute to the owner’s favorite color and believe it or not green is the actual (extremely dark) hue of the whole body as well …