1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611
Lot 325
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 23,923) inc. premium

Lot Details
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 6R09C223611
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
Registration no. GVU 299D
Chassis no. 6R09C223611
*Ex-California car
*Automatic transmission
*Power steering; power hood
*Un-restored and original

Footnotes

  • 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 convertible's VIN code reveals that it left Ford's plant in San Jose, California in 1966 fitted with the 289ci (4.7-litre) Challenger V8 engine, one of three alternative V8s on offer, which produced 200bhp. The car spent its life in California before coming to the UK in 2014, and is described as in un-restored condition, with 'laser straight' body retaining all of its original panels. One of few unmolested survivors, it features automatic transmission, power assisted steering, and power operated hood. Always kept garaged and never driven in the rain, the car is described as in beautiful condition - inside, outside and underneath - with no rust anywhere. As good now as when it left the factory, this really is a 'time warp' example. The current mileage is 74,255, to which some 500 will have been added by time of sale as the car will have been driven to the UK from France. Finished in green/gold metallic with contrasting black interior, this wonderfully original Mustang Convertible is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate and current MoT.

Saleroom notices

  • Please be advised that the chassis number is incorrect and should read: 6R08C223611.
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