Lot 233 - 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback (289c.i.)
|Odometer reading||35,626 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £29,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,880|
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. 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 7889 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 superb 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, fitted with an automatic gearbox, has been in the UK for almost thirty five years and has recently been the subject of a complete respray as well as having many parts fitted including a new carburettor. It has had a recent full service and is ready for the road. Finished in red with white interior, this 289 Fastback is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in October 2016 and a number of old MoT certificates. The best shape Mustang ever built with an exhaust system that sounds awesome.