|Engine||289 two-barrel engine|
It’s always amazing to find a vintage Mustang with ultra low-mileage. In the case of this ’66 hardtop, on average, the 44-year-old Mustang has been driven barely over one mile per year. Like last month’s ’69 Mach 1 with 52 miles, this hardtop came from the Bob Mercer collection.
Mercer, who owned Bob Mercer Ford Sales in Hickman, Nebraska, from 1962 to 1970, set aside one new Ford per year during his nine years of ownership. When he was diagnosed with cancer in the late 1990s, he broke up the collection, selling the cars to different buyers. Two of the three Mustangs, including this ’66 hardtop, are now part of Bob Perkins’ collection of low-mileage Mustangs.
“Mercer did an amazing job of preserving the cars,” Perkins says. “They never went through dealer prep, so they were just like they came off the hauler. And he kept everything-tags, stickers, plastic covers, paperwork, etc. He even kept the IBM data card that was used to place the order to the Ford district sales office.”