(5 photos of a 1966 Raven Black Mustang Sprint Hardtop) This Black 1966 Sprint 200 hardtop is owned by Aldo Rivas of Clovis, New Mexico and is our Attitude Of The Week for September 6th, 2009. Aldo writes, I own an all original 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 which I located on Craigslist in September 2006. The Mustang was originally purchased from Muriel Carlson of Seattle WA on March 3, 1966 from Westside Ford, Inc. Seattle WA. The Mustang was posted as a 1966 Mustang Coupe, I started to get more interested when I found out it had 87,000 documented miles, and being an all original Sprint 200. After talking with the owner I found out the Mustang was his fathers who he purchased from the original owner in 1972. I drove to Lake Stevens to have a look at the Mustang and was surprised to see it in such good condition for being original. Today I have 92,000 miles on it, I only take it out on nice days. Some cool things are I have the original owners manual, all receipts from 1972 to present and top ot off the radio works. The only work I have done is a major brake job and minor carburetor rebuild. The Mustang still has the original spare tire that I took to Les Schwab to get inspected and re-inflated. The tires and wheels were purchased from Les Schwab in 1993 when the Mustang had 80,695 miles, so that calculates to the car being driven about 706 miles a year since 1993. I plan on keeping the Mustang original, sure she has some bumps and scratches but that adds to its character. Now if I only bought the 1967 Shelby GT-350 I test drove in El Paso TX in 1986 for the asking price of $7000 OBO, my life would be complete.|
(10 photos of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang with a Sprint Package 200 A, 120 hp (at 4400 rpm), 200 cubic inch, inline 6 cylinder engine. Due to the popular demand of the 289 cubic inch V8, 1966 Ford introduced the "Sprint Package 200" followed by what we think might have been an "A" for automatic transmission and "B" for manual. Ford was not very proud of this solution to the engine shortage so the Sprint Package threw in several standard option upgrades for free (center console, courtesy lights, side accent paint stripe color matched with the car's interior, and the deluxe wire-style wheel covers) and advertised the package as a "Limited Edition". The engine on all models came with decal that read "Mustang Powered Sprint 200" on the chrome air cleaner. Most books have the "A" Sprint option listed as Manual transmission and "B" as Automatic. This car is an "A" model according to the invoice and appears to have an automatic transmission although the data tag is hard to verify. We also have a 1968 Sprint with the same situation but the invoice clearly states Sprint "A" and automatic transmission.
(10 photos of a 1966 Emberglo Orange Mustang Sprint Convertible) Emberglo 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 convertible with a 120hp (at 4400rpm), 200 cubic inch, 1 barrel, inline 6 cylinder engine. Promoted as the Millionth Mustang Success Sale, the Sprint 200 limited edition package was offered mid 1966 when Ford worried about inventory problems with the first V8 level upgrade 289ci engine. The Sprint 200 was a sport package specifically designed for the base 200ci 6 cylinder engine which were plentiful. Other Sprint options included center floor console; painted side accent stripes (color matched with the car's interior); deletion of the chrome rear quarter ornaments; and a set of deluxe 48 spoke, blue center wire-style wheel covers.
(1 photo of a 1966 Tahoe Turquoise Blue Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Tahoe Turquoise 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 "A" Limited Edition hardtop with a 120hp (at 4400rpm), 200 cubic inch, 1 barrel, inline 6 cylinder engine. The Sprint 200 was an options package to add options to the base 200ci engine. The "A" option was for the automatic transmission.
(5 photos of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Sprint Convertible) Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 convertible owned by Alex Elliott from Walnut Creek, California. It has the 200ci 6-cylinder engine and a manual transmission. Alex adds, "This is a very original Mustang Sprint 200 convertible. I found this car on a recent vacation in Tahoe. It was advertised locally by the owner of 30 years. It was in dry storage for several years. He kept the vehicle maintained - I have receipts for over $15,000 spent. I drove the car back from Tahoe after flushing out coolant fluids etc, and it drove flawlessly the 200 mile trip back to the East Bay. The pony interior could do with new covers. Still very presentable."
(7 photos of a 1966 Emberglo Orange Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Emberglo Orange 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 white vinyl hardtop, wire wheel covers, metal rocker panel trim, side c-stripe, and a 120hp (at 4400rpm), 200 cubic inch, 1 barrel, in-line 6 cylinder engine. The 1996 Sprint upgrade package was Ford's answer to the projected dwindling supply of the 289ci V8 engine by enticing customers to buy a sportier Mustang with the base 6 cylinder engine. Advertised as a "Limited Edition" the campaign worked and survived for the next few years.
(1 photo of a 1966 Black Mustang Sprint Hardtop Advertisement) Mustang zooms past its first million ...starts its second million with a Special Mustang Sale says a print ad in the April 1st, 1966 edition of the Seattle Times. This is actually the first Sprint model with the 200cu inline 6-cycle engine, interior and exterior upgrades. The options listed as part of the sale include: wire-style wheels covers, accent paint stripe, chrome air cleaner cover, 5 dial instrument cluster, a lively 200cu six, sports steering wheel, 7-feature safety package, courtesy lights, and much more as the ad says. There is also mention of a Western Journeys 128 pages of breath-taking trips and western adventure in full color. This book was a special 1966 edition of Ford Times Magazine which was printed by Ford and came out monthly from 1908 to 1993.
(10 photos of a 1967 Dusk Rose Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Teri Garcia owns this Dusk Rose pink, 1967, 200 Sprint, Mustang hardtop which was our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 31st, 2010. Teri tells us more: My Mom and Dad bought me my 1967 Mustang in 1995 (my senior year of high school). When I got my Mustang it was Red. It is a 6-cylinder 200 sport sprint with a 3 speed on the floor. We did not know what we had until my brother went to put a new stereo in the car and saw the floor boards were pink. We ran the codes and sure enough it was originally Dusk Rose. My brother really had to twist my arm to restore it back to the original color. I always wanted a red Mustang. In 2002, I finally had it restore back to it's original color. It was done just in time for my wedding. In 2007 we had the engine rebuilt, engine compartment redone, and a good bit of the suspension redone. Restoring this Mustang back to the original color was the best thing we ever did. People are so curious about it. We have so much fun meeting and talking to people about our Mustang. We have won many awards. We have two 2nd place awards and one 3rd place from the All Ford Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
(7 photos of a 1967 Lime Gold Green Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Lime Gold 1967 Mustang Sprint hardtop with a 120hp (at 4400rpm), 200 cubic inch, inline 6 cylinder engine. The 1967 Sprint Sport package which came with hood vents, recessed turn signals, white wall tires, full wheel covers, bright metal rocker panel moldings, chrome air cleaner, and vinyl covered shift handle if an automatic transmission was ordered.
(8 photos of a 1967 Lime Gold Green Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Lime Gold 1967 Mustang Sprint 200 "A" hardtop with automatic transmission, full wheel covers, metal rocker panels, vented louvered hood, and a 200 cubic inch, 120hp (at 4400rpm), 1 barrel, inline 6 cylinder engine.
(5 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) This is a Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint with a 195 hp (at 4600 rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8. The Sprint options packages started midway through the 1966 model year when Ford introduced the Millionth Mustang Sale featuring the limited-edition "Sprint" package which had a lot more chrome and a different engine due to engine availability problems in 1966. The Sprint option remained in later years with just the additional chrome and paint options which gave the car a GT look without the price. The 1968 Mustang Sprint option consisted of GT stripes, pop-open gas cap and the full wheel covers of six cylinder Mustangs. V-8s got in addition, the styled steel wheels with Wide Oval Tires and the GT fog lamps.
(4 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) A real survivor this Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop has 14,976 miles on it. Since 1966, the Sprint options package's main purpose was to offer an engine upgrade to the next largest engine over the popular base model to prevent a shortage. For 1968 this engine was the 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8. Economically priced the Sprint Package from the factory which includes the Argent styled steel wheels, fog lights, and wheel lip moldings.
(5 photos of a 1968 Lime Gold Green Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Lime Gold 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop with wheel covers, metal rocker panel trim, chrome wheel lip trim, and an engine upgrade to the c-code, 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8 engine. The Sprint option was was an economically priced upgrade which was aimed at reducing the risk of running out of the base engine by offering an engine upgrade and many of the GT options. This car has the 6-cylinder engine and is therefore known as the 1968 Sprint "A" Package. The door tag on this car reads 65CI6A05D712W: 65C 2-door hardtop, I Lime Gold metallic exterior paint, 6A black bucket seats, 05D assembled on the 5th of April, 71 ordered in the Los Angeles area, 2 2.79:1 rear axle ratio, and 2 automatic C4 transmission.
(1 photo of a 1968 Acapulco Blue Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang Sprint hardtop owned by Thomas Farnstrom Bjorklinge Sweden. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting November 16, 2014. It has it's original 289ci 2V V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Thomas tells us more, "This Mustang come to me in 2012 from Miami. This is a 1968 Mustang Sprint B with a 195hp (at 4600 rpm) 289 cubic inch 2 barrel V8. The Sprint options packages from factory included; Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic transmission, power steering, and drum brakes. The car is number matching and has only re-paint to Acapulco blue from Lime gold in 1998. The engine was restored at the same time. This Mustang was sold in Washington in 1968 and was in that area until 2012. The last owner had it in Lorton, Virginia. I will restore slowly and drive it all the time."
(5 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint hardtop owned by Fred McHugh from Deltona, Florida. It has the 390ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Fred tells us, "Its a Sprint package B. One of one built per Marti. I put a Ford 3-2 set of carbs on it. I have the original sale invoice of Georgia (see additional photo). The original owner lives local and kept a book of records from new that I have. It has 79,000 miles and change on it. It's unrestored but looks great."
(1 photo of a 1968 Mustang Sprint Hardtop Advertisement) What comes after the Seattle area, 1968, Golden Nugget Special? The New Mustang Sprint '68 says this ad in the March 20th 1968 edition of the Lynnwood Enterprise of Lynnwood, Washington. The Sprint features GT side stripe, sporty wheel covers, wheel lip moldings, flip-open chromed gas cap, bucket seats, stick shift, and plush carpeting. This ad was placed by Harris Ford of Lynnwood, Washington.
(7 photos of a 1972 White Mustang Sprint Convertible) White 1972 Mustang Sprint convertible owned by Rex Turner form Vienna, Virginia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for January 20th, 2008. Rex tells us more, "I have owned this 1972 Sprint convertible for four years. It is one of fifty made for the DC Cherry Blossom Parade. The 72 sprints were made to commemorate the 72 Olympics. I am the 2nd owner and the car is unrestored." Check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival license plate on this car and the blooming cherry trees. Looks like Rex took this picture on a busy street. See the car coming in the background? Hurry up Rex and get out of the way! We also have a photo of this car and Rex's 1972 yellow Mach 1 together.
(8 photos of a 1972 White Mustang Sprint Hardtop) White 1972 Mustang hardtop with "A" package or Sprint Decor option. As the patriotic fever swept through Ford in 1972, this was one series of red, white, and blue Mustang color schemes. The base color was white, with a light medium blue paint all around the lower perimeter with two wide blue stripes on the hood, one on the lower back panel and a red pinstripe along the lower body emphasizing the white to blue color transition. Other Sprint A options include a two tone white and blue interior, dual white racing mirrors, white side wall tires and color-keyed hubcaps and trim rings. Although this car has been repainted, the color and placement is right except for the blue stripe around the hood stripes. A "B" Sprint option substituted mag-type wheels, F60-15 raised white lettered tires and a competition suspension.
(1 photos of a 1972 White Mustang Sprint Advertisement) 1972 surfing advertisement showing a fastback (sportsroof) and hardtop White with blue stripes Sprint Decor optioned Mustangs. The stripe has red outlines and the white interior seats have blue inserts and red piping. This advertisement says that the sprint comes with dual racing mirrors, white sidewall tires, and red white and blue bodyside insignia.