1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721
Lot 624
1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Chassis no. 5F09C304721
Sold for €23,575 (US$ 29,346) inc. premium

Lot Details
1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, Chassis no. 5F09C304721
1966 Ford Mustang Fastback
Registration no. 403 NTA
Chassis no. 5F09C304721
Ford créa pratiquement du jour au lendemain une nouvelle catégorie d'automobile en introduisant le coupé sport Mustang à la mi-saison 1964 en surprenant tout le reste de l'industrie automobile américaine. Pensée par Lee Iacocca – futur sauveur de Chrysler Corporation –la Mustang représente l'une des plus remarquables histoires à succès des temps modernes et probablement le moment le plus fort de sa carrière chez Ford. Destinée au marché des jeunes conducteurs aisés pour lesquels l'automobile était davantage un élément du style de vie qu'un moyen de transport, la Mustang connut un succès phénoménal en atteignant un volume de vente de plus de 250 000 unités dès la fin de 1964. Ces fracassants débuts furent suivis d'un chiffre incroyable – 524 791 voitures vendues – pour 1965 qui rapportèrent une fortune à Ford.

Le secret du succès de la Mustang tenait à l'amplitude de son marché qui allait bien au-delà de la cible initiale grâce à un ensemble d'un rapport qualité-prix exceptionnel combinant des lignes sportives, des consommations raisonnables et des performances brillantes. Les Mustang pouvaient être commandés selon diverses spécifications allant de « l'économie » du six-cylindres au luxe du V8 tandis que les acheteurs se voyaient proposer un choix considérable d'options d'usine au point qu'il est rare de trouver deux Mustang absolument identiques.

Le code VIN de cette Mustang indique qu'elle a quitté l'usine Ford de Dearborn en 1955 équipée d'un moteur V8 Challenger 289 (4,7 litres), un des trois moteurs de ce type proposés, donnant 200 ch. Immatriculée pour la première fois au Royaume-Uni le 23 novembre 1966, la voiture est accompagnée de quatre « MoT » périmés et de son document V5C de Swansea.

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback
Registration no. 403 NTA
Chassis no. 5F09C304721

Ford created a new class of car almost overnight with the introduction of the Mustang sports coupé part way through the 1964 season, catching the rest of the US auto industry off guard. Brainchild of Lee Iacocca - subsequent saviour of the Chrysler Corporation – the Mustang is one of the most remarkable automotive success stories of modern times and arguably the pinnacle of his long career with Ford. Aimed at the affluent young, for whom a car was as much a lifestyle statement as means of transport, the Mustang succeeded brilliantly, achieving sales in excess of a quarter million by the end of '64. This remarkable debut was followed by a staggering 524,791 sales in 1965, earning Ford a fortune.

The secret of the Mustang's success was a broad appeal that extended beyond the target market thanks to a great value-for-money package combining sporty looks, decent economy and brisk performance. Mustangs could be ordered in specifications ranging from six-cylinder 'economy' to V8-powered luxury, while customers could choose from an extensive range of factory options with the result that seldom are two Mustangs identical.

This particular Mustang's VIN code reveals that it left Ford's Dearborn plant in 1965 fitted with the 289ci (4.7-litre) Challenger V8 engine, one of three alternative V8s on offer, which produced 200bhp. First registered in the UK on 23rd November 1966, the car comes with four expired MoT certificates, Swansea V5C document.

Footnotes

  • No Reserve

Saleroom notices

  • V5C is only partial(page 2-as cover page is missing). No current MOT certificate on file.
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