Lot 253 - 1966 12918 Mustang Fastback ‘Luxury’
|Odometer reading||50,361 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £28,000|
1966 was the last year Ford offered the original Mustang Fastback although the Mustang had a stellar year in sales. In all, about 35,000 Mustang Fastbacks were produced in 1966 with just 7,889 being 'Luxury' versions and so making this model highly sought after by Mustang collectors. The '66 model Fastback featured a redesigned grill, new instrument cluster and new styled wheels. An automatic gearbox became available for the V8. In addition, the GT featured side racing stripes which took the place of chrome rocker panels giving the vehicle a serious performance-racing look. Although other Mustangs in 1966 sported the Mustang Pony emblem directly behind the front wheel wells, the GT Mustang featured a special GT emblem in its place. One of the most distinct features of the 1966 Fastback Mustang is the car's exit vents, which work with the vehicle's fully functional 'silent-flo' interior ventilation system.
This extremely well presented example was fully restored by specialists in America prior to its export to the UK in 2012. It now forms part of the private collection of 'American Autoparts', hugely respected specialists in the repair and supply of spare parts and motorcars to the ever-growing community of American classics in this country. The 'Wimbledon-White' coachwork is in extremely good order throughout as is the Parchment and Aqua 'Luxury' interior trim. The engine and (three-speed C4) gearbox have both been re-built and include new four-barrel carburettor and manifolds, steering joints and most of the braking system (including lines). A dual exhaust system and replacement fuel tank are also present. With just 50,361 miles recorded, this represents a clean and well cared for example of America's most iconic of sportcars. It comes with an MoT test certificate until March, 2014 and is reported to drive like a dream.
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