Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
January 12, 2011
Photos By: Drew Phillips

The same OE look was the focus of the interior as well. You can smell the cream and black leather hides from 10 feet away, but there are no high back racing seats or even modern Mustang seats, just a Glide Engineering low-back bucket covered to look like a stock Mustang seat with some subtle trimmings like perforated leather and Pony-style door panels with custom inserts. An ididit tilt column, painted to look stock, and a JME gauge panel full of Auto Meter instruments get your attention when seated. Take note that the gauges aren't white face, or some fancy LED-lighted modern-looking setup, but the traditional black face with chrome bezel for that definitive classic taste inside to match the outside.

At the end of the day, the Hanger SB-commissioned '66 Mustang convertible built by Sal Perez's American Muscle Cars really shows just how versatile the classic Mustang can be. From corner carver to straight line drag racer, and from concours trailer queen to daily driver, there's a Mustang out there for everyone, in every budget. This convertible is certainly proof of that concept.

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The Details

Hangar SB LLC's '66 Mustang convertible

Engine

  • '99 Mustang Cobra 4.6L 32-Valve
  • Custom 3 1/2-inch aluminum induction tube by AMC
  • K&N filter
  • Custom billet finned coil covers
  • Black wrinkle finish cam covers
  • Stock Ford EFI controls

Transmission

  • Tremec T-45 five-speed manual

Rearend

  • 9-inch Ford axle housing
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • 31-spline axles
  • 4.30 gears

Exhaust

  • Stock Cobra exhaust manifolds
  • 304 stainless steel 2 1/2-inch dual exhaust
  • DynoMax 2 1/2-inch mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Rod & Custom Motorsports Mustang II-style crossmember, tubular control arms, Aldan Eagle coilover shocks
  • Rear: Total Control Products g-Bar four-link, VariShock coilover shocks, subframe connectors

Brakes

  • Front: Wilwood, 12-inch disc, four-piston caliper
  • Rear: Wilwood, 12-inch disc, four-piston caliper

Wheels

  • Front: American Racing Magnum 500, 17x7, 4.75-inch backspacing
  • Rear: American Racing Magnum 500, 17x8, 5-inch backspacing

Tires

  • Front: Goodyear Eagle RS-A, P215/50R17
  • Rear: Goodyear Eagle RS-A, P235/50R17

Interior

  • Cream and black leather-covered Glide Engineering bucket seats, LeCarra Shelby-style wheel, Auto Meter Traditional gauges in a JME instrument panel, ididit tilt steering column, Vintage Air system with hidden louvers in console, interior work by Ron Magnus Custom Hot Rod Interiors, Rialto, California

Exterior

  • BASF basecoat/clearcoat finish, tucked and smoothed bumpers, smoothed firewall and inner fenders, shaved all body emblems/lettering, custom fender splash shields, custom transmission tunnel