2007 Australian International Motor Show Auction
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible (LHD)
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This lot is no longer available
Ford's Mustang was an instant classic, pioneering a completely new market segment - the personal sports coupe - that even took its name from the model, while the other car makers like GM and Chrysler rushed to build their own 'Ponycars'. Based on the Falcon platform, Lee Iacocca's team created a car that was both stylish and sporty and, more importantly, could be tailored to the owner's individual taste and specifications through an extensive options list. So Mustangs ranged from the mild - with six-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions - through to wild, with a powerful V8 motor and manual shifter and were equally at home doing the shopping or tearing up the dragstrip. The classic small-block V8 displaced 289-cid and was available in three levels of tune, known to Mustang aficionados as the 'A', 'C' and 'K' codes. In addition to the original coupe, Ford offered a convertible version that was popular in sunnier climates like California and Florida and these remain sought after today. The original Mustang's styling was so successful Ford made the decision to leave it alone for 1966, making this the final year for the original - and to many eyes best looking - shape. There was a floating pony emblem in the grille along with a new instrument cluster. Ownership of any classic Mustang remains as rewarding an experience now as it was back in the Sixties, and demand for good examples will always be strong.