Lot 293 - 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
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.
The extremely well put together automatic example is as it left the factory, in completely standard specification aside from some later hubcaps, an alluminium radiator and an Edlebrock air filter. It comes complete with a full history file but the main reason this car stands out from for crowd, quite apart from its originality, is that it has only had one owner from new.