|Cars - Ford|
|Odometer reading||107,620 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 12th March 2016 Cars - 12/03/2016 / 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible (289ci) / Lot 250
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 and the convertible holds a special place in American culture and was heavily publicised as 'a car to escape the mundane nature of life.' This highly desirable model of the iconic first generation Mustang, not only comes with a 289ci (4.7 litre) V8 engine with a two barrel carburettor, but with a plethora of factory fitted options such as a C4 automatic transmission, power steering, air conditioning (not working), 'Carlite' tinted glass, remote control driver's door mirror and servo assisted drum brakes (a very rare option). The original radio is fully working and it benefits from a period wooden steering wheel (the original plastic, deep dished steering wheel will also be supplied) and not forgetting a power hood. Perhaps most interestingly however, it has only had two owners in nearly 27 years with the vendor owning it for just under 20 years. Recent works, over the last three years, include a new fuel tank together with rubber fuel hoses and fuel filters (a secondary fuel filter is located under the car), four new shock absorbers, silicone coolant hoses and four new brake cylinders as recently as last October. The car reportedly drives like a dream with its powerful V8 engine coupled to a silky smooth automatic transmission together with fingertip control of the power steering, a full MoT test certificate valid until July 2016 and excellent braking with servo assistance. So, shades on, hood down and enjoy the mellifluous sound from twin exhausts!