Jump to content
ShelbyKR664

My Other Car- 1966 K Code Fastback

Recommended Posts

I thought it would be a good time as any to post a few pics of my beloved 1966 K-Code Fastback. I restored this car from certain death to what you see here. I was fortunate to gather most of my hard to find parts back in the late 90's. I don't think you could do what I did then today. I plan to show the car more as I have noticed the past few years that vintage Mustangs are somewhat scarce on show fields. I am just as guilty as I it is easier to show the more modern car.

 

The car is been completely gone through front to back. The rear of the car was actually cut in half. I had to replace all the trunk rails, wheel wells. Believe it or not the rockers were perfect. This car was original from NH too! The hood is a real Shelby fiberglass hood with the steel support. The previous owner bought it in 1983 and it stayed in the box. He was going to do a GT350tribute car. Where I could get a NOS part, I did. The engine is a date correct Hi-Po 289 bored to .40 over. The engine is complete with the solid lifters, Hi-Po cam, Holley 4brl, ceramic Tri-Y headers, 8 qt Cobra oil T-pan, Cobra Hi-Rise intake, Cobra open letter valve covers and correct 3 7/8" alternator pulley.. With the upgrades, I figure I am putting down about 300hp. From the factory, they came in around 271hp. The car also has the quick ratio steering box and a 3:55 posi with the 9"rear end.

 

I completely replaced the interior to stock,I found an NOS dash pad and black standard interior kit. They had been in a box since 1967. I added a NOS Cobra 8k tack on the dash. I got it from a man I helped out in upstate NY. He basically gave it to me for my efforts. This is really a cool piece. The tach has a light in it as well.

 

 

The wheels are manufactured by COY C-67 out of Salt Lake. They are 17 x 9 with 235/40 BFG Comp TA. The offset is 4.25" This keeps the wheels under the car. I was told I had the first set on the east coast. The wheels were the design inspiration for the Cobra theme. I also added Wilwood front brakes to make sure it stops. I want to add a Wilwood brake reservoir this summer.

 

The paint is Dupont. The color is Nightmist Blue. Considering it was painted in 2003, the paint is holding beautifully. I washed and waxed her this past weekend. It took me most of Saturday. I enjoyed every minute. My boys helped out. I hope they will remember the days like this in the future.

 

Based on the K-Code registry, this car is pretty rare. I was told there are less than 97 left in existence. This car is a non GT with the C4 AT. Let me know any of you have any questions.

 

hood.jpgside.jpgengine.jpgfront 2.JPGrightside.jpgkcodeflag.jpgphoto.JPG

Edited by ShelbyKR664
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I love the Hertz cars. There was one last year at the Carlisle K code nationals. The car was a 99pt restoration. Gorgeous beyond description.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a beauty! And a non-GT with a slush-box? Wow, that took some serious box checking discipline for the guy who ordered it back in the day….

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. The original owner was a lady. I have the original owners manual with her name clearly written on the inside. She eventually sold the car to her daughter's boyfriend. He put in a 4spd and turned it into a 1/4 mile car. the top loader was in the trunk when I bought it. He also must have wrecked at some point as i determined the back left quarter had been hit. Then he attempted to restore the work himself. Was not pretty. The guy also added power steering . You could not get a K-code with PS. He must have lost interest as the car then sat in a barn for 10-12 years. At least it was covered for all those NH winters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wanted to say I love those Edelbrock style wheels, I had the 15" 454 versions on my '68 GT350.

post-39072-0-74310200-1401382506_thumb.jpg

Edited by mikeljgt500kr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful car Mike. Usually that is the first thing people comment on. How is your Cobra build going?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the K code fastback and hope to have one of my own someday soon. Well done!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought it would be a good time as any to post a few pics of my beloved 1966 K-Code Fastback. I restored this car from certain death to what you see here. I was fortunate to gather most of my hard to find parts back in the late 90's. I don't think you could do what I did then today. I plan to show the car more as I have noticed the past few years that vintage Mustangs are somewhat scarce on show fields. I am just as guilty as I it is easier to show the more modern car.

 

The car is been completely gone through front to back. The rear of the car was actually cut in half. I had to replace all the trunk rails, wheel wells. Believe it or not the rockers were perfect. This car was original from NH too! The hood is a real Shelby fiberglass hood with the steel support. The previous owner bought it in 1983 and it stayed in the box. He was going to do a GT350tribute car. Where I could get a NOS part, I did. The engine is a date correct Hi-Po 289 bored to .40 over. The engine is complete with the solid lifters, Hi-Po cam, Holley 4brl, ceramic Tri-Y headers, 8 qt Cobra oil T-pan, Cobra Hi-Rise intake, Cobra open letter valve covers and correct 3 7/8" alternator pulley.. With the upgrades, I figure I am putting down about 300hp. From the factory, they came in around 271hp. The car also has the quick ratio steering box and a 3:55 posi with the 9"rear end.

 

I completely replaced the interior to stock,I found an NOS dash pad and black standard interior kit. They had been in a box since 1967. I added a NOS Cobra 8k tack on the dash. I got it from a man I helped out in upstate NY. He basically gave it to me for my efforts. This is really a cool piece. The tach has a light in it as well.

 

 

The wheels are manufactured by COY C-67 out of Salt Lake. They are 17 x 9 with 235/40 BFG Comp TA. The offset is 4.25" This keeps the wheels under the car. I was told I had the first set on the east coast. The wheels were the design inspiration for the Cobra theme. I also added Wilwood front brakes to make sure it stops. I want to add a Wilwood brake reservoir this summer.

 

The paint is Dupont. The color is Nightmist Blue. Considering it was painted in 2003, the paint is holding beautifully. I washed and waxed her this past weekend. It took me most of Saturday. I enjoyed every minute. My boys helped out. I hope they will remember the days like this in the future.

 

Based on the K-Code registry, this car is pretty rare. I was told there are less than 97 left in existence. This car is a non GT with the C4 AT. Let me know any of you have any questions.

 

attachicon.gifhood.jpgattachicon.gifside.jpgattachicon.gifengine.jpgattachicon.giffront 2.JPGattachicon.gifrightside.jpgattachicon.gifkcodeflag.jpgattachicon.gif7-26-13-66-KR.jpgattachicon.gifphoto.JPG

 

Very nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful car Mike. Usually that is the first thing people comment on. How is your Cobra build going?

It's going, about to be shipped from South Africa, here is a picture:

post-39072-0-32983100-1401455968_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet K Code there 664........you did a fantastic job bringing her back to life.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been watching a few concours restored K codes on Ebay. Values seem to have skyrocketed. There are two fast backs over $80k and a no sale 66 white/ red convertible $65k. Even the driver K's are in the upper $40's. Good news for owners.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think, with the market for '65-'70 Shelbys staying high and going up, that there should be a good market emerging for K codes and S codes from those years. They are definitely as much fun, and many are just as rare.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just discovered my old user ID is still active from 2007 so I thought I would at least make the first post under this name. Yes that is my fastback in the first post. And speaking of the car, I am making plans on upgrading the brakes by adding a power brake booster from Wilwood and going to a T5 AOD. I want to be able to drive the car more and take it on the track. I will also look to upgrade the shocks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just discovered my old user ID is still active from 2007 so I thought I would at least make the first post under this name. Yes that is my fastback in the first post. And speaking of the car, I am making plans on upgrading the brakes by adding a power brake booster from Wilwood and going to a T5 AOD. I want to be able to drive the car more and take it on the track. I will also look to upgrade the shocks.

Welcome back , is the motor stock solid lifter 271 H.P?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...