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1966 Ford Mustang GT Option with Rally-Pac

Lot No.: 930

Registration: GFX 573D
Chassis Number: 6T07A261066
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 4700
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Sold for (£): 15,000

In 1961, Lee Iacocca, vice president and general manager of the Ford Motor Company, had a vision. He imagined a car that would seat four people, have bucket seats, a floor mounted shifter, be no more than 180 inches long, weigh less than 2,500 pounds, and sell for less than $2,500.00. His dream became a reality when the Ford Mustang was born. The first generation Mustang was launched in April 1964 with Ford running three advertising campaigns on all three major TV channels across America at the same time. On the first day the car became available, Ford sold 22,000 Mustangs and by the end of the year, nearly half a million Mustangs had found new homes. A range of engines, body styles and extras ensured that the Mustang had a very broad appeal. In 1965 the 'Mustang GT' was introduced and featured five dial instruments, thicker roll bars, quick ratio steering, dual exhausts that exited through the rear valance, dual mounted fog lights in the grille, and special lower body side stripes. Another popular option was the 'Rally Pac' which added a tachometer and a clock. To this day, the GT models are the most desirable and sought after of all the Mustangs.

This stunning, left-hand drive, Mustang GT departed the Ford factory at Metuchen, New Jersey on 11th May 1966. Initially ordered with the 225bhp, 289ci, 4V Challenger Special V8 "A" Code engine, three-speed manual transmission and the optional 3.00:1 limited-slip differential. Other options were Power brakes, Power steering, 'Magic-Air' heater, two-speed wipers, Deluxe seatbelts, Tinted glass, Radio, Deluxe upholstery, Pistol-grip door handles, and most importantly the Rally-Pac. The extras alone added another $1,000 to the purchase price.

Finished in Ivy Green Metallic with a contrasting Olive Green and Ivory interior and a White Vinyl roof, this fantastic car was imported by its current owner in 2015. The car was purchased from a Mustang specialist in America and the vendor tells us it was the apparent originality of the car that appealed to him. The only work that has been carried out to the car in his ownership was a professional respray with the lovely interior, excellent chassis and tidy engine bay needing no attention at all, presumably having been totally restored in the recent past. This sparkling American classic has taken pride of place at various shows up and down the country last year and has always proved 100% reliable. The MOT Certificate is valid until November and this iconic 1966 Mustang GT is now ready for the 2017 show season.