1967 Ford Mustang 348ci ConvertibleSOLD
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Estimate: £15000 - £18000

Sold: £18,760

The Mustang created the "pony car” class of American car. It also inspired coupés such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri which were exported to America. Mustangs grew larger and heavier with each model year until, in response to the 1971-1973 models, fans of the original 1964 design wrote to Ford urging a return to its size and concept. Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original pony car that has remained in production without interruption after four decades of development and revision. Conceived by Ford product manager Donald N. Frey and championed by Ford Division general manager Lee Iacocca, the Mustang prototype was a two-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster. To cut down the development cost and achieve a suggested retail price of US$2,368, the Mustang was based heavily on familiar yet simple components. Much of the chassis, suspension, and drivetrain components were derived from the Ford Falcon and Ford Fairland. Favourable publicity articles appeared in 2,600 newspapers the next morning, the day the car was "officially” revealed. A Mustang also appeared in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September 1964, the first time the car was used in a movie. Original sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 units for the first year, but in its first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built. All of these vehicles were VIN-identified as 1965 models, but changes that occurred at the traditional opening of the new model year including the introduction of alternators to replace generators and an upgrade of the V-8 engine from 260 to 289 cubic-inch displacement, made enough difference to warrant designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as "1964½” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has endured with purists for the past 45 years and counting.

Built in 1967, this 60’s classic epitomises the West Coast at that time. It was "The Summer of Love” in San Francisco. Psychedelic rock ruled the world with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Small Faces and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It is no surprise that these cars, like the music, are enduringly popular. It was imported in the spring of 2007 fully restored and since its arrival has been serviced at Bill Shepherd Mustang of Surrey, England. Bill Shepherd has been a car enthusiast for most of his life and has been involved with the racing and modification of American V8’s and Cobras for over twenty five years. If a Mustang has Bill Shepherd invoices in its history, you know it has been in a safe pair of hands. Latterly it has also been looked after by Roy Holmes Mustang Workshop in Hampshire. Again, a respected specialist in the field. The car is described by the vendor as excellent in every respect and starts, runs and drives beautifully. It comes with a full 12 months MoT test certificate as well as service documentation since its import from the USA in 2007. The forecast is for a good summer this year, make the most of it.

Reference Number 43492

as of 5/12/2009

Car 1967 Ford Mustang 348ci Convertible
VIN 7R03C126267 
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