1965 Ford Mustang ConvertibleSOLD
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Estimate: £18000 - £22000

Sold: £18,500

Registration Number: EU taxes paid Chassis Number: 5F08T772285

The original pony car, Ford‘s Mustang established itself as one of the cult cars of the Sixties following its launch in 1964. Available in convertible, notchback and fastback guise, with 2.8 or 3.3 litre straight six and 4.2 or 4.7 litre V8 engines, it was to prove one of Ford‘s greatest sellers. It was with the largest engine, however, that the Mustang got the kick it really deserved, as the Shelby 350GT; Ford was keen to take on the Corvettes of rival Chevrolet in SCCA events and Carroll Shelby was commissioned to adapt his experiences with the AC Cobra and Ford GT40 to the somewhat soft Mustang. This example has recently been fully rebuilt to a very high standard and is finished in red with a ‘Pony‘ interior, two-tone trim colour of dark red and white, and equipped with a power-operated soft top in white. Mechanically, the car has been fitted with the period correct 289 V8 engine, which has been fully overhauled with a rebored cylinder block, new pistons, reconditioned cylinder heads, timing chains, bearings, oil pump, water pump and gaskets. Fuel is delivered through a new 600CM Edelbrock four barrel carburettor on an aluminium inlet manifold, and the ignition system is electronic. Additional items include a new three-core radiator, a performance exhaust system, Koni shock absorbers, front and rear anti-roll bars, an export brace and a Monte Carlo brace, as well as various GT options such as a faux wood grain dash panels, a deluxe wood grain steering wheel, a fog lamp fitted to the front grille, and GT styled 15in x 7in wheels.

Early model Mustang convertibles with desirable options such as GT features are seldom found, and certainly ones in as attractive a colour combination and in fully restored condition such as this one are rare. Fresh from the rebuild, this car may require some minor running-in and final adjustments, but it represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a superb example of Ford‘s original pony car.





Reference Number 34094

as of 11/19/2008

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Car 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
VIN 5F08T772285 
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