|Cars - Ford|
|Odometer reading||53,500 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 12th March 2016 Cars - 12/03/2016 / 1968 Ford Mustang Notchback *WITHDRAWN* / Lot 178
The Ford Mustang is an American icon originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. 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. It was then, and remains to be, 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 50 years. With each revision, the Mustang saw an increase in overall dimensions as well as in engine power. By 1969, the muscle car race was on and Ford offered a 351 or 428 Cobra Jet and other performance engines in most models, although these were often ordered with the Fastback and Mach One cars. The '69 Boss 302 and Shelby (available since 1965), were special Mustangs, offered with both high performance engines and race-breed suspensions. On offer today is this Ford Mustang Notchback in Meadowlark Yellow with black vinyl roof and Nugget gold interior. Built at Ford's Dearborn plant in 1968, this all original example was family owned by the American vendor and his grandmother who purchased the car in 1968. It has been garaged its entire life and, with the original 289c.i. engine, this time warp example is offered with the original Marti report and is completely original apart from a re-spray in 1997. With a new MoT test certificate, V5 Registration and boasting the original stereo and wheel trims, this is a great opportunity to own an original and well kept coupé.