You probably wouldn’t be all that surprised or interested if your friend called you to tell you that he found a pony in an old barn on a ranch in Texas. But if that pony turned out to be an “old Ford” you might hightail your hind-end out there to check it out—and that’s just what Douglas did according to his story on CarsinBarns.com.
Douglas arrived to find a 1966 Fastback Mustang in Vintage Burgundy that had been resting peacefully and untouched for 20 years. 1966 is the last year that Ford offered the original Fastback and considering that only about 35,000 Mustang Fastbacks were produced in 1966, this barn find is a rare one and highly sought after by collectors.
From looking at the pics, it seems that this Pony is in fairly decent condition and even better than the condition is the fact that it is a 2+2, all numbers matching ’66 Fastback, making it even a little more collectible to a Mustang lover.
Douglas states that, “The unique thing about this car is that unlike 95% of the cars out there, this one is actually for sale,” although he hasn’t found the strength to jump on it yet because he is hoping that his negotiations with the owner will result in a lower price, making it more worth his while to haul the car out of the old barn.
That being said, he should check the 5th digit of the VIN number because this will tell which factory engine is under the hood. If it turns out to have an unmolested K-Code, 289 cubic inch V-8 engine, he may have just struck a different kind of oil in the good ole state of Texas—suddenly making it in Doug’s best interest to cut the negotiations short and lug that thing right on out of the barn before someone else finds it.
Either way, he mentions “repairing” the old car as part of his plan, but he doesn’t say exactly what that means. Repairing doesn’t sound all that exciting, but hopefully he means he is going to either tastefully restore it, or turn it into an Eleanor Style or GT-500 Clone project.