Lot 151 - 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 Litre
|Odometer reading||4,298 miles|
|Result||Sold - £15,932|
- Development car for the new TVR
- Paperwork from Gordon Murray Automotive
- Unique piece of automotive history
The Ford Mustang is an American icon and was originally based on the Ford Falcon. 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, with the original Mustang selling over one million units in its first eighteen months alone. After five previous generations diluting the original 'Pony car', the sixth-generation arrived in 2013 to widespread consideration that Ford has perhaps returned the Mustang to its glory days. The sixth-generation Mustang was unveiled on December 5th, 2013, in Dearborn, Michigan, New York, Los Angeles, California; Barcelona, Spain, Shanghai, China; and Sydney, Australia, with the internal project code name; S-550, with three engine options available: a newly developed 2.3 litre EcoBoost with 310bhp, a 3.7 litre 300bhp V6, or the 5.0 litre Coyote 435bhp V8 with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A new independent rear suspension system was developed specifically for the new model. It also became the first factory version designed as a right hand drive export model to be sold overseas through Ford new car dealerships in right hand drive markets.
After the much beloved TVR brand had finally been bought back by a group of business minded car enthusiasts keen to revive the once glorious TVR name, they set about designing a car that would not only start a new chapter in the brand's history, but also ensure its longevity to hopefully compete with all the other top supercar manufacturers going forward. With this in mind they hired non-other, than the great Formula 1 champion race car designer and designer of the legendary F1 road car, Gordon Murray. A design concept was agreed and a new car penned. As part of the development of the new car, TVR needed a test mule to develop their ECU settings along with a myriad of other electric necessities. The engine the new car was to run was the same as in the newly released Ford Mustang. With that a brand new V8 engined Mustang was ordered from Ford and imported to the UK for Murray to experiment with. Offered here is that car, a unique piece of British automotive history and one which has just been recommissioned after a period in storage with a fresh MoT test certificate put on it. The car retains interesting features such as the additional wiring loom installed by Gordon Murray Automotive for added sensors and data collection as well as an emergency power cut red button in the cabin! Ready to be enjoyed, this 5.0 litre brute of a car is reported to run and drive very well and to be quite rapid making a fantastic noise.
Supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate valid until August 2024 and import papers along with correspondence from Gordon Murray Automotive to the DVLA. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of history from the return of the UK's most outlandish car brand!
Guide price £18,000 - £28,000
Interested parties should note that that on start-up there is an fault code that reads ‘Misfire during start up’. No misfire is actually detected and the car runs and drives as it should. Once started the fault code can be cleared but returns upon its next cold start. This is something to do with the development wiring Gordon Murrey Automotive installed confusing the ECU on start up.
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