We also had a red 66 mustang 6 with a 3 speed! It had what the called back then mud tires on the back,we didnt know the term all terrain.I actually blew mine up once too. Me and a couple buddies were crossing Rt. 115 one afternoon after school let out. I started across and looked up to find Orlin Hendrix bearing down on us in his Farm Services Gas truck. I put my foot through the floorboard and forgot all about shifting out of 1st gear. The engine sounded like marbles for a split second and quit as we rolled into the other side of the intersection with a blown engine. Orlin told my Dad about the close call that night, much to my dread. My Dad originally bought that car from my Uncle Harold, who was an IH Tractor mechanic at the local International Harvestor dealership. Uncle Harold picked it up at an auction just to play around with it, but gladly sold it to my Dad for $200 for use as my first car. So...when I blew the engine, guess who fixed it? Yup, good Old Uncle Harold! He made money twice off my Dad with that car! He found a good used engine at German Motors in Kankakee, IL and placed it into that Orange Pealed Beetle LOL. As soon as I got enought of my own money, I found a '66 Mustang hardtop with a 200CI six and 3-speed on the floor as a replacement for that VW and it served me well until I graduated from high school. But, that's another story...