Lot 161 - 1966 Ford Mustang FIA ‘Notchback’

Lot 161 - 1966 Ford Mustang FIA ‘Notchback’

Lot 161 - 1966 Ford Mustang FIA ‘Notchback’

Lot Number 161
Registration AGS 405D
Chassis Number 6R07T151813
Estimate £75,000 - £85,000
  • “Blank cheque” built FIA race car
  • Developed and run by Alan Mann Racing
  • 2015 Spa 6hr class winner/Goodwood Entrant with Jochen Mass

UK saloon racing in the 1960s was epitomised by the battles between the American V8s and the British Lotus Ford Cortinas and Austin Coopers of the day. They were driven, in the British Saloon Car Championship (pre-BTCC), by current Grand-Prix stars such as Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill, as well as saloon car specialists like Frank Gardener, Brian Muir, Sir Gawaine Bailie, Roy Pierpoint and Jack Sears. It was an exciting and evocative period of racing and the crowds enjoyed the closeness of the racing brought about by the contrasting abilities of the nimble Cortinas and Minis and the straight line speed of the V8s.

Imported to the UK in 2010, this 1966 dry state Arizona sourced Mustang, was bought with the sole intention of being built into a top specification FIA race car. The car was stripped and then acid dipped to give a lightweight and ideal starting point. Built from the ground up by Any Yool, the car was purchased by the vendor in 2016 after the car had won its class at the 2015 Spa 6 hour race. Since then, the car has been subject to intense development with no stone left unturned. The supplied history file shows this development and the cost that comes with that, amounting to well over £150,000, excluding the cost of the car in 2016.

Now only offered for sale to help fund a FIA TVR Griffith project, this ultimate specification FIA Mustang is available at a fraction of the cost to build a comparable car, with all of the development work having already carried out. No expense has been spared since the vendors ownership, with help coming first from V8 specialist Nigel Reuben Racing and more recently the legendary Alan Mann Racing team. In fact, Steve Soper recently took the car for a couple of laps of Donington on a test day and immediately managed a 1:22:82 lap in traffic, on only one flying lap. Given that his qualifying lap in April of this year in his own car, was only 3 tenths of a second quicker, shows the car definitely has the capability to compete for race wins. The specification of this car is truly impressive, boasting amongst other things; an Inconel exhaust system, (an extremely light and expensive metal used to make Formula 1 exhausts), Kenny Coleman EDA FIA specification engine, new rear axle, new gearbox, new Alan Mann custom dampers and new VBox Lite datalogger and video system along with its FIA technical passport valid through until the end of 2028. Such is the quality of the car that it was invited to race in the 2021 Pierpoint Cup at the Goodwood Members Meeting, where the vendor shared the car with racing legend Jochen Mass, (whose signature can be seen on the glove box).

Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, file of receipts, FIA papers, Alan Mann set-up information folder and eight spare wheels. Road registered and wanting for nothing, this FIA Mustang presents an opportunity to acquire a fully developed car that is eligible for all the top events including Goodwood and Masters Series, amongst many others.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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