SCM Members Featured Mustang for May 2018
Derrick Randall's 1966 Convertible
Don't let the "soft" color fool you. This car is "hard" on the highway!
It was "love at first sight" during the summer of 2001 when I first laid eyes on her. The original owner was looking for a buyer and I had my eyes on a 66 Fastback. However, the jaw dropping, baby blue convertible caught my attention and it was over!
This 1966 Ford Mustang has been in the family ever since and a lot of time and love has been put into her.
First, I replaced the gaskets and repaired the a/c. It was summer, remember? And I was ready to ride. With new paint, interior, and rebuilt front/rear end, she was ready for the road. Oh and did I forget to mention that she has a 289 Hi-Po engine which makes her purr like a lion?
Unfortunately, in 2013, the first, and hopefully last, mishap occurred which brought a mere sadness to me. It slowed down our ride time together. The rear quarter panel and the driver's door was totally destroyed.
Thankfully, a year later, the quarter panel and door was repaired, and the entire car was repainted. For her recovery gift, I upgraded the motor: new lunati cam, E-7 cylinder heads, and msd ignition. Currently, I have upgraded the transmission from a C-4 to a Tremec 3550, 5 speed. hey, I'm a car guy!!!
Let's just say, this baby blue mustang is my baby...just don't tell my wife!
Derrick and his car get around! I see him attending shows all over Texas and he drives to every one. Pleasure cruising with you Derrick! Duane Myers.