Lot 275 - 1967 Ford Mustang 289GT Coupé
|Odometer reading||11,350 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
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 car 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 and the convertible holds a special place in American culture and was heavily publicised as 'a car to escape the mundane nature of life.'
LKE 68E has the desirable 289cu in (4,727cc) 210bhp small-block V8 engine fitted to a rare four-speed manual gearbox. Imported into the United Kingdom in 1974, it was purchased in 1979 by a Mr. Dennis Clark before changing hands again in 1994 to Mr. Thomas Arnold who then set about the restoration of this Ford Mustang. Finished in Signal Flame Red with matching red seats and red carpets, this car has been restored to a very high standard. It is also fitted with the optional Magnum 500 steel wheels and shod with Cooper Cobra radial tyres. The Mustang is offered here with a V5C registration document, a new MoT test certificate which expires in March 2014, a dating certificate giving all the information regarding this car when new, and a collection of parts bills relating to the restoration when in Mr. Arnold's ownership. This is an opportunity to acquire a highly collectible but ultimately useable American icon from the 1960's.
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