Your Ride: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
One of our readers, Terry, has been a longtime lover of all things Mustangs. When an opportunity arose back in 2011 to take a rust bucket of a Mustang convertible and transform it into a pristine show car — Terry jumped on it. Now, his stunning baby blue Mustang Convertible looks like it came straight from the factory. It's even garnered a number of awards at the local and national level. Read his full story:
How did you acquire your ride?
I bought my Mustang as a complete rust bucket in August of 2011, I had a 66 coupe but I had always wanted to restore a convertible. I found the car on eBay in a town not far from me.
What drew you to it when you bought it?
I was looking for a convertible that I could afford to buy, I knew I had to find one in horrible shape, which this one was.
Does it have a name?
Her name is Elizabeth-Marie, named after my wife's and daughter's middle names.
What do you feel like when you drive it?
I feel like I'm in a time machine, and am transported back to 1966. When cars were real, made of all steel very little plastic, engine had fumes coming out the exhaust, the ride was bumpy and you could actually feel the road through your steering wheel.
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What you would change about it?
I would change absolutely nothing, it was restored to 100% factory original condition. She looks exactly as she would of sitting in a Ford dealers showroom in 1966.
What have you done to make it a bolder ride?
Nothing kept it all a 100% original.
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Dream accessory for it and why?
The only thing I would ever think of adding was factory original power steering, would make it a lot easier getting it in and out of areas sometimes.
I just got done having the car being filmed for an upcoming episode of Powernation, hosted by Courtney Hanson!
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