|Cars - Ford|
|Odometer reading||89,614 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 1st September 2012 Car - 01/09/2012 / 1966 Ford Mustang 289GT Coupé / Lot 253
The Ford Mustang is an American icon and was originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 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 43 years. With each revision, the Mustang saw an increase in overall dimensions and in engine power. By 1969, the muscle car race was on and Ford offered a 351, 428 Cobra jet and other performance engines available in most models and often ordered with the Fastback and Mach One cars. The '69 Boss 302 and Shelby (available since 1965), were speciality Mustangs offered with both high performance engines and race-breed suspensions. Ford added a Fastback to its 1965 Mustang line-up but the convertible holds a special place in American culture and was heavily publicised as 'a car to escape the mundane nature of life.' This 1966 Ford Mustang 289GT Coupé, with its 289 cubic inch engine, was imported to the United Kingdom in 2008 from Longbeach, California USA. It was then the subject to a two year rebuild including a bare metal repaint to concours standards, the interior restored with Mustang embossed black seat covering and the car completely rebuilt. The whole process has been fully photographed and documented. This beautiful Mustang is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June, 2013 and a history file containing the picture record of the restoration and the bills for all the parts used. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a highly collectible, first-of-the-line example of this landmark model, in desirable coupé configuration.