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1966 Mustang Convertible: 7 Rare Facts and Specifications

The 1966 Mustang Convertible for rent at 777 Exotics is a timeless classic car that continues to captivate automotive enthusiasts with its iconic design and rich motoring history. This unique mustang is used for Hollywood films, music videos, and just cruising around Los Angeles with the convertible top down. 

In this article, we will explore seven rare facts and specifications that make the 1966 Mustang Convertible a unique and sought-after vehicle.

A Limited Pony Production:

In 1966, Ford produced a total of 72,119 Mustang Convertibles, making it a relatively rare variant compared to the coupe or fastback models. This was the golden days for Ford and the Mustang was the centerpiece.

Wimbledon White, Tahoe Turquoise, Take Your Pick:

The Wimbledon White exterior color was the most popular choice for the 1966 Mustang Convertible. However, finding one in an alternative color, such as Candyapple Red or Tahoe Turquoise, is considered rare and adds to the car’s uniqueness (Reference: “1966 Ford Mustang Exterior Colors.” Mustang Specs, www.mustangspecs.com/1966-ford-mustang-exterior-colors/).

The Legendary Pony Interior and Wood-Grain:

The Mustang Convertible featured an optional interior package known as the “Pony Interior.” This special package included embossed running horses on the seatbacks, a five-gauge instrument cluster, and deluxe door panels with wood-grain accents. That’s right, wood-grain has been a special feature in cars since the 1960s! Finding a Mustang Convertible with the original Pony Interior intact is a rarity (Reference: “1966 Mustang Interior.” Mustang Specs, www.mustangspecs.com/1966-mustang-interior/).

Original High Performance K-Code Engine:

The 1966 Mustang Convertible offered a high-performance option known as the K-Code engine. This was a 289 cubic-inch V8 engine with solid lifters, high-performance cylinder heads, and a four-barrel carburetor. Only a small percentage of Mustang Convertibles were equipped with the K-Code engine, making them highly sought after by collectors (Reference: “1966 Ford Mustang K-Code.” Mustang Specs, www.mustangspecs.com/1966-ford-mustang-k-code/).

Want a Dual Exhaust? Get the GT Package:

The GT package was available as an option for the 1966 Mustang Convertible. It included special badges, fog lights, dual exhausts, a heavy-duty suspension, and disc brakes. Finding a convertible with the original GT package is considered rare and adds a sporty and aggressive touch to the car (Reference: “1966 Ford Mustang GT.” Mustang Specs, www.mustangspecs.com/1966-ford-mustang-gt/).

The Rare Mustang Bench Seat Option:

While most Mustang Convertibles were equipped with bucket seats, a rare option was the bench seat configuration. This allowed for a unique seating arrangement, making the car stand out from its contemporaries. Locating a Mustang Convertible with the original bench seat option is a true rarity.

Limited Production Sprint Package:

In 1966, Ford introduced a limited-production Sprint Package for the Mustang Convertible. This package included special badges, unique side stripes, chrome air cleaner, and a center console. Finding a Mustang Convertible with the original Sprint Package is quite rare, as it was only available for a short period (Reference: “1966 Ford Mustang Sprint Package.” Mustang Specs, www.mustangspecs.com/1966-ford-mustang-sprint-package/).


These seven rare facts and specifications highlight the exceptional qualities of the 1966 Mustang Convertible. Back when this car first arrived on the streets it set imaginations on fire and still does today over 50 years later.  The classic mustang will always be a symbol of adventure and good times in the history of automobiles.  You can drive this beautiful car for yourself with simple classic car rental deals from 777 Exotics. 

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Cruisin’ in Style: 7 Groovy Facts About the 1970 Buick GS Convertible

Rev up your engines, buckle up, and get ready to take a joyride back to the ’70s with the sensational 1970 Buick GS Convertible available for rent at 777 Exotics! This classic beauty is a head-turner with its sleek design, powerful engine, and luxurious features. In this vintage-lovers post, we’ll explore seven groovy facts about the 1970 Buick GS Convertible that will make you want to hit the open road, drop the top, and cruise in style.

Fact 1. Limited Production – This is a Rare Gem:

Picture this: cruising down the street in a car that’s as rare as a unicorn sighting. With only 1,416 units ever produced(and only a few remaining on the roads), the 1970 Buick GS Convertible is a true collector’s gem. You’ll be the envy of many vintage car enthusiasts, turning heads wherever you go.

Fact 2. Power to the Max:

This convertible beauty comes with a lineup of powerhouse engines that will make your heart race. Choose between the standard 350 cubic-inch V8 for a thrilling ride or opt for the high-performance 455 cubic-inch V8, packing a punch with impressive horsepower and torque figures. They really don’t make them like this any more. 

Fact 3. Stage 1 Performance Package to Unleash Your Inner Speed Demon:

If you’re craving even more power, buckle up for the Stage 1 performance package. With a higher-lift camshaft, larger valves, and an upgraded exhaust system, this package will have you zooming down the highway like a true speed demon. Be mindful that local laws are good to follow and don’t get carried away with the adrenaline rush. 

Fact 4. A Luxurious Interior where Comfort Meets Class:

Slip into the plush seats of the 1970 Buick GS Convertible and feel the luxuriousness surrounding you (luxury from the early 70s is not the same as the modern hypercar, but you get the point). From the optional air conditioning, to power windows(anyone remember turning the hand-crank to open a car window?) and a premium sound system, every detail has been crafted to provide you with the ultimate 1970s driving experience. 

Fact 5. Strikin’ Looks Make New Friends Wherever You Go:

Just like having the cutest puppy at the park, prepare for jaw-dropping reactions as you cruise by with the GS Convertible’s striking exterior lines and long bonnet. The iconic Buick waterfall grille, bold body styles, and those eye-catching fender vents scream pure automotive style. Who needs a time machine when you’re rolling in retro-high-status?

Fact 6. GSX Package Where Performance Meets Showmanship:

For those who want to take their ride to the next level, the Buick GSX package is your ticket to automotive stardom. With a higher-output engine, unique exterior styling elements, and extra performance upgrades, the GS Convertible will have you stealing the spotlight wherever you go. Get ready to be the star of the show!

Fact 7. A Car Collector’s Paradise, Value and Rarity Combined:

Owning a 1970 Buick GS Convertible isn’t just about the thrill of the ride; it’s a ticket to collector’s paradise. With its limited production numbers, powerful performance, and distinctive design, this classic beauty has become a sought-after collector’s item. A well-preserved example in excellent condition can fetch a significant value, adding to the excitement of owning and driving this piece of automotive history.

So, there you have it, folks—seven groovy facts that make the 1970 Buick GS Convertible a ride worth reminiscing about. With its limited production, powerful engines, stunning design, and luxurious features, this classic car is the epitome of 70s style and performance. Buckle up, roll down the windows, and let the wind tousle your hair as you hit the road in this timeless beauty available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The 1970 Buick GS Convertible is more than just a car; it’s a lifestyle statement, and the kind of thing that makes you feel good just by looking at it!

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Classic Cars of All Time

Old but Gold: Classic Cars of All Time

Who says that old has to mean bad? In the world of cars, “old” very often means gold. Sure, it’s not like every mass-produced car in the world today is going to go down as a timeless classic, but there are some that buck the trend and remain firmly in our hearts and minds as simply great cars for the ages. Let’s look at some examples below:

Classic Cars of All Time

1. Jaguar E-Type

We had to kick the list off with this car; the car that none other than Enzo Ferrari himself described upon its release in 1961 as “the most beautiful car ever made.” The E-Type — known as the XK-E in North America — had top speeds of up to 150mph and a braking system that was light years ahead of its time. Its production run went from 1961 to 1975.
British newspaper The Daily Telegraph ranked it first in their online list of “100 most beautiful cars of all time” from around the world. The earliest models were powered by either a 3.8L or a 4.2L inline-6 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. For real collector’s value, try to find a low drag coupe model from 1962 or a lightweight E-type from 1963-1964.

2. Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

A timeless German car made famous again in the modern era by the fandom of one of the world’s best Formula 1 driver, Nico Rosberg, the 1954-1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing coupe remains an object of automotive fascination.  It was powered by a 3.0L straight-six engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission with max power rated at 240hp and 217lb-ft of torque.
Once you are past the iconic vertical-lifting doors, you are met with a stunning interior either in the distinctive plaid cloth that was standard, or the optional red leather. Both designs featured that big white steering wheel, which has the interesting quirk of being able to be tilted right down to make it easier to get in and out of the thing.

3. Ferrari 250 GTO

First manufactured from 1962 to 1964, it is among the most exclusive cars ever built, and already one somewhat beyond the reach of the average collector. With only 36 models in existence, the 250 GTO is set to be the ultimate classic Italian sports car.
A 1962 model was sold at RM Sotheby’s, Monterey in 2018 for a jaw-dropping $48,405,000. A 1963 model sold privately for an even more astounding $70 million. That’s a lot of cash to drop on a single car, but then again this was no ordinary car. The 3.0L, 296hp engine delivered 217lb-ft of torque, and to buy it originally (for just $18,000 back in the day) you had to be personally approved by Ferrari himself.

4. Aston Martin DB4

You might look at this car and think it’s the James Bond from Sean Connery’s days, but you’d be just a little wrong. Bond drove the DB5, which is a great car in itself but also taken over somewhat by Bond-mania. The DB4 is the unsung classic hero. Its production ran from 1958 to 1963, where only 1,204 in total were ever produced.
Its 3.7L had racetrack DNA thanks to its Polish racing star designer Tadek Marek. The earliest models were known for their vulnerability to overheating, but this was soon fixed and the car had a top speed of 139mph. Models included the main coupe, a convertible, and the DB4 GT, a high-performance version introduced in 1959. Only 19 of the GTs were ever made, though, so they’re quite hard to come by.

5. Dodge Viper GTS

This classic of the 1990s is a true American icon. The Dodge Viper GTS housed a V10 engine with 450hp and took the term “raw power” to new heights. This was the car that “freedom” built, which meant having no ABS and no traction control. This machine needed a serious and skilled driver to truly master.
Classic car insurance specialists Hagerty’s CEO McKeel Hagerty once described the car as the “whisky, neat” or the automotive world; an unfussy and ‘unadulterated’ raw automotive experience. It’s certainly not a model that could be produced today, so you’d have to find yourself one of these in an auction house.

6. Porsche 911

Perhaps the single-most iconic model in the eclectic Porsche range is the 911. But it’s been around since 1964, so which models are the truly timeless classic ones? Many argue that the real golden age of the model was before its first major redesign in 1974.
If you can get your hands on a 1965 air-cooled 2.0L 130hp flat-6 “boxer” engine Porsche 911, you might just be grasping at pure gold. The 1967 model was similar in design but offered more power at 160hp. These are cars that can still compete with new cars in the modern age, with the added bonus of looking stunning and evoking some serious automotive nostalgia in all who see them.

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