Lot 299 - 1964 Ford Mustang 289 GT Convertible *Reduced estimate*
|Odometer reading||436 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £23,000|
The Ford Mustang is an American automobile icon and was originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9th 1964, and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17th 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 53 years. Ford added a Fastback to its 1965 Mustang line-up, the convertible holds a special place in American culture and was heavily publicised as 'a car to escape the mundane nature of life.'
This great looking Ford Mustang is presented in red with cream interior. It has the extremely rare and desirable factory fitted power hood, which does make life so much easier when the British weather takes a turn for the worst on a lovely summer’s day! This potent V8, with a three speed re-conditioned automatic transmission, comes with overdrive which is a great enhancement of this iconic American power unit. The engine has high lift cams and an Edelbrok inlet manifold as well as a new high torque starter motor. This particular Ford Mustang was converted from left hand drive to right hand drive making it much more desirable, it has also had some minor modern additions like the instruments on the dashboard. This is a fast, stylish and eye-catching 'American Dream' machine which is a lot of fun in the summer months touring Great Britain or the Continent. It is rare to find an example of this iconic car in such splendid condition particularly as £12,500 has been spent recently ensuring that it is one best available.
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