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First-generation Mustangs were available with a lot of engines, each with its own engine code. Perhaps none is more desirable than the \"K-code\" engine. K-code Mustangs are considered among the most desirable classic Mustangs. The k-code was only available from 1964.5-1967. First offered with Ford’s Comet and Fairlane models in 1963, the k-code was a 289 cubic-inch high-performance V8 engine. It was often referred to as the \"hi-po\" (short for high performance) option and delivered a power output of 271 hp. This represented a significant power boost over the standard 260 cubic-inch, 210 hp D-Code engine available at the time.
Ford marketed the k-code engine as a way for Mustang owners to enjoy a sports car performance that matched the Mustang’s sports car styling. Ford also suggested the k-code would appeal to buyers who were interested in participating in competitive events such as rallies and gymkhanas. Less than one percent of the approximately 1.7 million Mustangs produced during its first three years of existence were actually equipped with a k-code engine, and Ford did not offer the k-code after 1967. The k-code, however, did help pave the way for more robust Mustang engines of the future, such as the Cobra Jet and Boss. The relative scarcity, combined with its legacy as the first truly high-performance engine available with the Mustang, makes a k-code Mustang a highly sought-after vehicle by classic car collectors.
This particular Mustang k-code is a very nice restored Florida car with its original matching numbers drive train. The restoration is older but the paint is good and still looks very nice. The car runs and drives very nicely and engine runs strong and smooth. Transmisison and clutch are also good. All rubber bushings have been renewed and the suspension and steering feels very good and the car is tight. All instruments and electric systems are also fully functioning. The carborator, intake, heads and distributor are all correct and original. The car is well documented with many receipts of work done on the car. The car also features in the Ford Mustang k-code registry.
This is a great opportunity to get an excellent original numbers matching k-code Mustang - an investment grade car to enjoy the spring!