Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
April 21, 2016
Photos By: Owners

Down Under Drop-top

Yet another reader from Australia is living the dream of Mustang ownership. Ronnie Braine finally found the Mustang he was looking for in this ’65 convertible. It came from Colorado and was well maintained. The C-code 289 V-8 is in original condition, as well, with just 48,000 miles on it. “I drive it most weekends and just love it. When the top’s down and you’re driving on a great sunny day, there really is no better feeling,” Ronnie tells us. We couldn’t agree more.


A Surprise for Avery’s Dad

Avery Hall’s father grew up working on Mustangs, and as a teen owned both a ’65 and ’68 fastback. About seven years ago, he pulled this ’66 Mustang hardtop out of a local junkyard for $600 and brought it back to life. “He loves driving this car back down memory lane any chance he gets!” Avery says. “My dad gets your magazine every month and I would love to surprise him with seeing this car in the Readers’ Album!” We’re happy to oblige, Avery.


Christine Lives

Leisa and Pete Wright of Whitewater, Colorado, named this ’66 Mustang hardtop “Christine” because of all the cuts and scrapes they got putting her together; sacrificing a little more blood each time. Leisa learned to drive in a ’66 Mustang and had always wanted one for a daily driver. When her husband found this Mustang six years ago, which had a body in great shape, but needed restoration, they jumped on it. They completely stripped the car down, and it was finally painted Black Cherry with cream stripes after bouncing between several painters. The interior was freshened up with new seat upholstery in Emberglo and Parchment, while under the hood you can find a 289 V-8 with A/C, power steering, and disc brakes. Christine joins the family’s ’65 fastback, ’76 Cobra II, and a ’77 Mustang II with factory T-tops.