Lot 212 - 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
|Odometer reading||1,300 miles|
|Estimate||£46,000 - £50,000|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The Ford Mustang was the brainchild of Lee Iacocca and was branded as the first 'Pony Car', borne out of a need to compete with the flood of European sportscars coming into the USA in the sixties. The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on 9th March 1964 and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on 17th April 1964. Legendary Texan racing driver, Carroll Shelby had been campaigning Ford Mustangs with considerable success in America, winning the SCCA’s production title three years running. Capitalising on his success, Shelby began manufacturing modified Mustangs, which were officially sanctioned by Ford and sold through selected dealerships. The first Shelby Mustang, the GT350, arrived in 1965 powered by a modified version of the Ford’s 289ci, small block, V8 engine with a four-speed Borg Warner manual gearbox.
This excellent example of the iconic Ford Mustang Fastback came out of the Dearborn factory in April 1968. The present owner purchased the car from Ellingsons Motor Cars in Minnesota, USA and subsequently imported it on 7th July 2018 with NOVA clearance given on 19th November 2018. Scott Ellingson confirmed with the vendor that the vehicle had over $80,000 spent on it which has resulted in the car’s fabulous condition today; indeed, the bodywork is one of the best we have seen. The car is powered by a tuned 351 Cleveland with Holley carburetors which is pushing out circa 413bhp according to the owner, MSD ignition and an aluminium radiator. This powerful engine is mated to a five speed Tremec Gear Box and a 9" Performance Differential with a 3.90 ratio. Wheels are Torque Thrusts which are shod with BF Goodrich Tyres and Willwood front and rear discs. The interior is also in excellent condition, with the wood grain steering wheel, fold down rear seats, radio (modern) and excellent roof lining. All gauges work as expected, including the windscreen washer, passenger and rear courtesy lights and heater blower.
The under body, doors, door jams and boot are all pristine and show no signs of rust according to the vendor. The suspension has been upgraded to the Heidt's adjustable coil overs, both front and rear, which improves the drive and handling of the car. This fantastic Mustang also benefits from power steering and comes with copies of the Minnesota title and also a Marti report.
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