Lot 140 - 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
|Odometer reading||36,379 miles|
|Estimate||£33,000 - £42,000|
- Factory GT Manual
- Factory air conditioning
- Very original example
The Mustang GT version was introduced as the ‘GT Equipment Package’ and included a V8 engine and included grille-mounted fog lamps, rocker-panel stripes, bumper exit exhausts and disc brakes. In the interior, the GT option added a different instrument panel that included a speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and amp meter in five round dials. A four-barrel carburettor engine was available with any body style. Additionally, reverse lights were an option added to the car from August 1964 production. The Mustang was originally available as either a hardtop or convertible, but during the car's early design phases a fastback model was strongly considered.
First registered on 1st January 1965, this early Fastback GT presents beautifully. As a suffix ‘A’ car, it was built in the San Jose, California plant, where it is believed to have spent most of its life. This is certainly very plausible given the incredible condition of the car’s bodywork; it is incredibly solid with no signs of rust or corrosion anywhere. The vendor had the two front floor pans replaced when they first showed the earliest signs of corrosion and also had the fuel tank replaced as a matter of course, all with genuine Ford parts, but otherwise the car hasn’t needed any further attention other than general maintenance. Meticulous in his nature, the vendor was determined to find a correct GT, one that was ordered from new as a manual 289 Windsor V8 and not one that had had a later six-cylinder to V8, or automatic to manual conversion. He subsequently spent two and a half years searching the globe for the right car before settling on this one, then in Mallorca. After some drawn out negotiations, he finally secured the car and brought it back to the UK. He has owned and cherished the car for the past twelve years and is only selling, reluctantly, to fund a house move, despite all his best efforts to not have to! Boasting the rare option of factory fitted air conditioning, this car is a true GT in its original colours of Raven black with black interior, with the only known modifications being a Holley carburettor, Edelbrock intake manifold, American racing alloy wheels, (as seen on many Shelby Mustangs), and a Magnaflow exhaust system.
Supplied with its V5C registration document, original Mustang handbook, maintenance manuals and a well presented history file, the car sounds incredible and drives just as well. A rare opportunity to own a rare car that, if it were not for an imminent house purchase, would not be for sale.
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