Lot 298 - 1968 Ford Mustang ‘Bullitt Style’ Fastback
|Estimate||£42,000 - £46,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,480|
The Ford Mustang remains the most successful car ever produced in terms of first year sales. When first launched in April 1964 (half way through a model year), the Mustang caused a sensation and stocks were sold out within two hours. By August 1965, Ford had sold over 600,000 Mustangs. In 1967, Ford made significant changes to the Mustang. It was now slightly wider, heavier and had become a true fastback with a continuous slope from roof-line to boot. The interior was completely revamped with a more user friendly, padded, dash top and new dash layout. The front grill was bigger and the additional body width allowed for the fitment of the big block engines under the hood. Engine options now included 289, 302, 351, 390 and even a 427 by special order. The most famous of all Mustangs in the 390GT featured the 1968 Film Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. Despite the passing of 46 years, this connection stills adds significant value to the '68 Fastback.....
This magnificent Mustang Fastback was imported into the UK in March 2013 and restoration work commenced immediately. The Fastback has been virtually rebuilt with new floors, new wings front and rear, inner wings, bonnet, boot lid and boot floor. Mechanically she was rebuilt with a 'fresh' 302 cubic inch V8 (5.0 litre) engine, mated to a three speed automatic gearbox, new brakes, shock absorbers and 'poly' bushes on the suspension. The interior is also new, including the headlining, carpets and dashboard. Finished in the correct 'Bullitt' Highland green paintwork with saddle interior the condition of this Ford Mustang can only be described as magnificent. The fastidious vendor has left no stone unturned in his quest to build one of the best 'Fastbacks' available anywhere today. Supplied with a Customs and Excise 386 form showing all duties and VAT are paid, plus the original US title. Supplied with a new MoT test certificate (no advisories), one of the finest Mustangs' we have ever seen.
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