1966 Ford Mustang 289 FastbackSOLD
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Estimate: £18000 - £22000

Sold: £20000

Few cars have captured a nation’s imagination more than the Ford Mustang did when it was introduced in 1964. The original Pony car, the Mustang established itself as one of the cult cars of the Sixties, thanks in part to its numerous high-visibility roles in a number of Hollywood films. 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 ever sellers. In fact, the Mustang had the most successful car launch in automobile history, selling, in its first eighteen months, more than one million cars.

If the Mustang was a popular car before, then the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt turned it into an overnight legend. In one of the most spectacular car chases ever seen in a motion picture, Steve McQueen’s maverick cop wowed audiences as he pursued two hit men in a high-speed chase through the streets of San Francisco. The resulting scene promptly became an unforgettable part of cinematic history, and cemented the Mustang in the public consciousness in a way which no other car had ever managed, save perhaps for the Aston Martin DB5’s appearance in Goldfinger four years earlier.

This charming 1966 Ford Mustang spent the majority of its life in the rust-free climate of Birmingham, Alabama. It was subsequently sold to a Mr Gillenwater, who commissioned a comprehensive restoration from 1998-2000. Included in the work was a complete rebuild of the original 289 V8 engine and running gear.

KYD45D was imported from Alabama in January 2004 by the present owner and has been subject to numerous upgrades since. Recent work includes: A new master brake cylinder, refurbished brake callipers, gearbox rebuild, new upholstery, front and rear Goodridge hoses, new suspension bushes and upgraded shock absorbers. The car is described by its current owner as in excellent condition and runs smoothly on its original four-barrel carburettor.

Some early Service History, an MOT test certificate and a large folder of recent bills accompany the car. With (a believed to be genuine) 87,000 miles reading on the odometer, this lovely 289 fastback is finished in Wimbledon White with striking turquoise interior.

Reference Number 39585

as of 2/27/2009

Car 1966 Ford Mustang 289 Fastback
VIN 6F09A271520 
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