Introduced in 1964, Ford’s Mustang created an overnight sensation and marks the most successful new car introduction of all time. In Mustang, The Original Pony Car, the Mustang’s “father,” Lee Iacocca, was quoted as saying, “For me, the excitement in the automobile business is to do something different; to pioneer a new concept and to win.” He continued, “We reached way out, and the success that the Mustang has enjoyed is proof that Americans really like something which is entirely new and dramatic.”
Mustang’s success came from the unprecedented combination of a compact and sporty car that was both affordable and comfortable, with a comprehensive option list that allowed almost anyone to build a Mustang to fit their personal needs and budget. The Mustang triggered competition from every major car company, but none would achieve the level of success enjoyed by the Mustang.
One of Ford’s greatest success stories, the Mustang continued production in huge numbers for 1966 with over 600,000 units produced. Certain reliable records indicate that only 13,231 K-Code Mustangs were built from its 1964-1/2 introduction through 1967; with a mere 5,469 produced in the 1966 model year.
Equipped for performance and beauty, this red Mustang is a rare K-code variant with the 289-cid, 271-hp Hi-Po V-8 and a four-speed manual transmission. The current owner has had the car for 13-years; it features an older restoration that was completed in 1988. The interior is reported as original barring the headliner and carpets, plus there are new seals in the engine and rear end. The GT package is quite desirable on its own and having the K-Code engine enhances its status correspondingly.