Lot 300 - 1966 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible
|Odometer reading||16,638 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,920|
The Ford Mustang is an American icon and was originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964. It was, and remains one, of the most successful product launches in automotive history. The Mustang sold over one million units in its first 18 months on the market and its legend lives on with revised models still in production today after 43 years. With each revision, the Mustang saw an increase in overall dimensions and in engine power. By 1969, the muscle ar race was on and Ford offered a 351, 428 Cobra jet and other performance engines available in most models and often ordered with the Fastback and Mach One cars. The '69 Boss 302 and Shelby (available since 1965), were speciality Mustangs offered with both high performance engines and race-breed suspensions. Ford added a Fastback to its 1965 Mustang line-up but the convertible holds a special place in American culture and was heavily publicised as 'a car to escape the mundane nature of life.'
FKJ472C has the desirable 289cu in (4,727cc) 210bhp small-block V8 engine fitted to the three-speed manual gearbox. Finished in Signal Flame Red with contrasting white seats, red carpets and a white convertible top, this car was purchased by the vendor two years ago, straight from the previous owner who owned it for over twenty five years in California where it was restored to a very high standard. It is offered herewith a V5 registration document and current MoT test certificate as well as some paperwork from its time in America. This is an opportunity to acquire a highly collectible, first-of-the-line example of this landmark model, in its most desirable soft-top configuration.
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