Lot 222 - 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
|Odometer reading||15,148 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
1966 was the last year Ford offered the original Mustang Fastback and it proved to be a stellar year in sales. In all, about 35,000 Mustang Fastbacks were produced in 1966 with just 7,889 being 'Luxury' versions consequently making this model highly sought after by Mustang collectors. The '66 model Fastback featured a re-designed grill, new instrument cluster and new styled wheels. An automatic gearbox option was also introduced for the V8. 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 1965 manufactured Mustang 289 Fastback has been the subject of a full restoration in the recent past which included engine rebuild, body/frame restoration, a full repaint and new interior. The car is equipped with a 302 cubic inch engine, mated to a four-speed, manual gearbox and has been upgraded to disc brakes on all four wheels. It is finished in metallic Caspian Blue with white Le Mans stripes and is complemented by a black interior. It sits on a new set of 15x7" Revolution alloy wheels and virtually new tyres. Factory, manual Mustangs with four-speed transmission are becoming increasingly difficult to find, especially considering the added bonus of disc brakes all round, this example offers excellent performance and is a delight to drive. Supplied with a copy of the original title and a NOVA certificate enabling the car to be registered in the UK, together with an MoT test certificate valid until May 2016; this is an opportunity to acquire a Mustang that has benefitted from significant time and financial investment.
Previous lotLot 221 - 1966 Chrysler Newport
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