The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, Barrett-Jackson, is at it again. They are known for constantly auctioning off some highly collectible cars. This June 17-19th in Las Vegas will be no different. In the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center they will be auctioning off a 1966 K-Code Mustang. This isn’t just any mustang either. This Mustang (Lot #766) is highly optioned and was specially produced for Henry Ford II. This car was made for him while he was in France to watch Ford beat Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This Mustang includes several special one-off features included in special paint finish and leather upholstery. This car is powered by a number matching 289ci K-code V8 engine. This beautiful V8 engine is topped by a 4-barrel carburetor along with a solid-lifter camshaft, heavy-duty valve springs and a high-flow exhaust manifold. This high performance engine features a 10.5:1 compression ratio that produces 271hp. All this power is routed through a 4-speed manual transmission with 3.89:1 rear gearing.
The special touches to the exterior were done by Ford’s styling department and was painted in Raven Black with a specialized high-gloss sheen. It has has a special white leather convertible top that covers a special tan leather interior. These are specific features for this car. They were not available for standard production Mustangs. Another special note about this car is that is has bucket seats that would become the staple for the 1967 Cougar. This car reportedly became the prototype for styling some of the interior details of the 1968 Cougar, according to the Ford Design Center. The HFII logo is proudly displayed on the steering wheel horn ring, seat belt buckles, exterior door badges, and the keys.
For even more information and photos of this amazing car click this link. HENRY FORD II’S 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT K-CODE CONVERTIBLE (barrett-jackson.com).