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The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:10:36 AM »
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/HENRY-FORD-IIS-1966-FORD-MUSTANG-GT-K-CODE-CONVERTIBLE-247810

Lot #766 - This Ford Mustang includes several special one-off features and Ford family provenance. Documentation (included with the sale) from Jean-Jacques Browaeys, Director of Communication of Ford France, dated January 3, 1991, states: "The Ford Mustang serial number 6F08K285715 was the vehicle commissioned by Ford for Henry Ford II during his stays in France. It benefited from a special finish, paint and leather upholstery." Powered by its matching-numbers 289ci K-code V8 engine. The high-performance engine features a 10.5:1 compression ratio and produces a stout 271hp. The V8 is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor as well as a solid-lifter camshaft, heavy-duty valve springs and high-flow exhaust manifold. Power is routed through a 4-speed manual transmission with 3.89:1 rear gearing. The exterior received a special finish by Ford's styling department painted in Raven Black with a specialized high-gloss sheen and special white leather top over a tan leather interior, all features not available in standard-production Mustangs. The Mustang has bucket seats from what would become the 1967 Cougar, and the car reportedly served as a Ford Design Center prototype for styling that would later be used in some of the interior details, including door panels, of the 1968 Cougar. The "HFII" logo is prominently displayed on the steering wheel horn ring, seat belt buckles, exterior door badges and keys. Additionally, the "Deuce's" Mustang is highly optioned with the GT Equipment Group, AM/8-track stereo tape player, power steering, power front disc brakes, power convertible top, grille-mounted fog lights, dual exhaust pipes, stripes on the rocker panels, specially styled steel wheels and a quicker steering ratio than standard-production-model GTs. This car has spent the majority of its life in France, where it was shown at Mustang events.




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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 10:35:00 AM »
Thanks for posting, very cool ! The convertible was for personal use while in France, I don't think it was used on the track ?

Obviously different cars at Le Mans in '66 used for the parade before the race.

Mike

(photos: Albert R. Bochroch, the Henry Ford & Ponysite.de)

ps: the last pic of people exiting the car was also I think something special (note the wheels) I have a file on it but can't post it at the moment

Just to clarify, the car in my last photo is I believe not the same as the one in the auction, different interior for one.
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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 10:39:17 AM »
When it was in France it still has it's original paint .Was for long time with the same owner and since 2 years it's  been offered for sale by next  owners,   guess somebody hope it will hit a big number in auction...

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 11:02:09 AM »
     I can't identify the wheels (wheel covers?) in the last picture, certainly don't look like the wheels on the car up for auction?    :-\

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 11:07:36 AM »
Looks like a much younger Edsel Ford II in the back seat next to his father.
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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 11:13:10 AM »
     I can't identify the wheels (wheel covers?) in the last picture, certainly don't look like the wheels on the car up for auction?    :-\

     Scott.

Those are Campagnolo wheels from Italy. These are on another '64 K code (coupe) in Europe with a bunch of special stuff, I think

that car has been seen here before ? I have a file on it but I don't think it's relevant to this thread.

Mike
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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 11:38:12 AM »
Dang, Those are sweet wheels. Campagnolo was firing on all 12 cylinders back then.

Miura wheel is the most beautiful wheel ever created.

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 12:42:41 PM »
What is that bell-shaped item located next to the solenoid?  Never seen anything like that before.
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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 02:36:19 PM »
This Mustang crossed the block at Mecum Kissimmee Florida last year.

High bid was $175,000. No sale.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0120-396882/1966-ford-mustang-gt-k-code-convertible/

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 02:38:35 PM »
Dang! I just got beat to the punch. 😉

The estimate was $275K to $350K.
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 07:20:58 PM »
At the Mecum Auction this was the very next lot after "Bullitt".
All the air went out of the room after "Bullitt", and it did not sell.

It is a Ford Styling Exercise.
1966 car with 65 wheels, 65 grille, some Cougar interior pieces.
Car has two oil pressure gauges in the dash.

It belongs to the Ford dealer in Grand Ledge Michigan.
He bought it from the European seller as "The Bid Goes On".

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 05:51:15 PM »
It belongs in the Henry Ford Museum.

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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2021, 11:45:04 PM »
It belongs in the Henry Ford Museum.
There would be too many of them. They make a lot of "family specials" for the Ford family. This one got a lot of extras most of the time now days it's super plush interior materials and flawless paint jobs in odd colors and of course every option known to man.
Anyone have a close up of the fender tag on the passenger side?
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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2021, 12:10:11 AM »
Is this what you mean ?
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Re: The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2021, 04:56:05 AM »