Lot 297 - 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible (289ci)
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,960|
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 in March 1964 and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on 17th April 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 some 50 years after production commenced. 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 or 428 Cobra Jet and other performance engines in most models, although these were often ordered with the Fastback and Mach One cars. Ford added a Fastback to its 1965 Mustang line-up but the convertible holds a special place in American culture and was heavily publicised as 'a car to escape the mundane nature of life.'
Finished in burgundy metallic with excellent linen vinyl interior which has recently benefited from new door cards and sun visors, this 1965 Mustang convertible has been the subject of an earlier restoration and presents extremely well. It is fitted with a power roof, automatic transmission and sits on a great set of 16 x 7 alloy road wheels. More recently (May 2015) the car has been equipped with the highly desirable 'Borgeson' power steering conversion and disc brakes to the front. The Borgeson system uses a new power steering box and Saginaw pump which powers the steering column and is more positive, giving a much better 'feel'. The disc brake conversion uses all new parts and improves braking significantly. The 289ci engine is said to have covered around 5,000 miles since a rebuild and is equipped with a new Eddlebrock four-barrel carburettor and a mild road camshaft. This combination gives the car quite a spirited performance with a meaningful exhaust note. This is a typical dry state car with superb undercarriage and detailed engine bay and is offered complete with NOVA letter from HMRC, a new UK MoT test certificate, all duties paid and the necessary documents to register in the UK. A real head turner.
Interested parties should note that the registration number is available separately and by private treaty.
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