Lot 269 - 1967 12918 Mustang Fastback
|Odometer reading||94,779 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,360|
1966 was the last year Ford offered the original Mustang Fastback although the Mustang had a stellar year in sales. 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 Mustang was built in 1966 and supplied with an original Marti Report, finished in black with contrasting deep red interior which, incidentally, was the original colour combination. Owned by the current vendor for the past 20 years, this Mustang was converted to righthand drive by Ruddspeed of Worthing prior to original sale in 1967 and since had its original 289ci engine replaced with a refurbished 1969 302ci block. The current owner has had only sympathetic modifications added to include electric ignition, diagonal seatbelts, electronic washer pumps, Koni shock absorbers and FM added to the original radio unit. Supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until July 2014, present V5 document, copy of the original sales sheet including specification and a new set of tyres. The owner informs us that the car starts on the button every time. This example has clearly been owned and maintained to a high standard, a genuinely lovely looking yet aggressive American classic offered at a very reasonable estimate.
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