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1967 Ford Mustang V8 Notchback

Lot No.: 307

Registration: BBD 215E
Chassis Number: 8R01T101723
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 4700 cc
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Sold for (£): 11,500

First released in 1964 the iconic Ford Mustang created a storm when it hit the streets and it still does to this day. Ford wanted to make the Mustang affordable and therefore it needed to share much of its engineering with an existing Ford product. They decided to base the Mustang on the smallest US Ford at the time, the Falcon. The Mustang was Initially offered as either a ‘notchback' coupe or convertible, it shared its front double-wishbone/coil spring and leaf spring rear suspension with the Falcon. Compared to the Falcon its cockpit sat further back on the chassis, resulting in a longer front end and shorter rear design, both its roof and cowl were also lower in comparison. It's with those proportions and detailed with such iconic touches as the running horse in the grille, the cut away side detailing and the rear lights divided into three sections, that the Mustang became a car people were instantly passionate about.

Built in 1968 at the San Jose plant, California, this striking example is an original notchback car, but has latterly been upgraded to include a V8 engine before it was imported to the UK in 2007. Since then it has remained, mostly unused, in heated storage.

Despite having only received remedial works the car is presented in truly fantastic condition. The Acapulco Blue bodywork with contrasting Black interior combine to really set the car off, and the five-spoke wheels, shod in Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tyres, complete the package. As a driver's car this is much better than most thanks largely to the manual 5-speed gearbox and, once again, that bullet-proof engine.

The car retains what is believed to be the original interior which is in superb condition. Some history accompanies the car, but it is not exhaustive. This shouldn't detract from the vehicle however which impresses in the flesh, and at today's guide price provides an awful lot of motor car for relatively modest expenditure.