1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. GT08C282565 Engine no. 282565
Lot 552
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible Chassis no. GT08C282565 Engine no. 282565
£24,000 - 28,000
US$ 40,000 - 47,000
Lot Details
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
Registration no. GVU 970D
Chassis no. GT08C282565
Engine no. 282565


  • '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.
    A 4.7-litre, V8-engined example fitted with the desirable manual transmission, this particular Mustang was imported into the UK in 2004 and has had only one owner since then. The car has recently been repainted and is described by the vendor as in generally good condition, ready to be driven and enjoyed. Finished in Candy Red with Parchment interior, this iconic American convertible is offered with current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 document. Power steering and a powered operated convertible top are the only notified deviations from factory specification.

Saleroom notices

  • The wheels shown in the catalogue illustration are not currently fitted to the car. The illustrated wheels are offered with the Lot.
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