1967 Mustang 289 Convertible
Lot 342
c.1967 Ford Mustang Convertible, Chassis no. 27 023 7103A212222
Sold for £12,650 (US$ 21,302) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1967 Ford Mustang Convertible

Registration no. NOY 83E
Chassis no. 27 023 7103A212222

Footnotes

  • 'The Mustang can be tailored to be anything from a gentle in-town ladies' car to an impressive 130mph highway performer. Undoubtedly its almost infinitely variable personality is one of the car's chief attractions...' - William S Stone, 'The Ford Mustang'.
    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 V8-engined Mustang convertible is highly unusual in so far as it is of right-hand drive configuration. Ford USA did not build any RHD Mustangs but it is known that Ford of Australia imported a limited number in the mid/late 1960s and converted them using locally made Falcon/Fairlane components. In more recent times various specialists have offered conversions, Desert Classic Mustangs of Scottsdale, Arizona being one such. It is not known who was responsible for this particular car, which was already RHD when it came into the current owner's possession some 25 years ago. Restored at that time by the current vendor, it has remained in storage ever since and is described as in generally serviceable condition, with excellent paintwork benefiting from a partial re-spray. This vehicle is offered with a Swansea V5 document.

Saleroom notices

  • Since the time of cataloguing the vendor has informed us that the car will require some general re-commisioning before returning to active use. This vehicle is offered strictly as viewed.
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