Lot 250 - 1972 12918 Mustang Convertible
|Odometer reading||7,770 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
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 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.'
And so, as the model line-up changed and evolved, the basic essence of the Mustang remains the same. This example has had much attention in recent years. Not only is it a matching numbers car with factory extras such as power steering, power brakes, an automatic gearbox and an electrically operated hood but the bodywork has also benefitted from some work. The inner wheel housing, door bottoms and quarter panels have been replaced and the car repainted in 'True Blue USA'. The engine has also been removed with new bearings fitted throughout as well as new piston rings, a re-ground cylinder head and a new timing chain. Mechanically elsewhere, new axle half-shaft bearings are in place with new rear brake drums, shoes, springs and wheel cylinders. A Mega-Flow dual exhaust system with correct hangers is fitted, new shock absorbers, fuel tank, Magnum wheels, lug nuts and centres are also in situ. The interior has been re-trimmed including a new hood with correct rear glass screen and new tonneau cover. Supplied with an MoT test certificate until May 2014, this '72 model convertible Mustang represents extremely good value and is set to provide trouble-free open-top motoring for summers to come.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.