‘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…’ Motor Magazine
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. 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. 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 on offer today is from the first year of production. Mechanically ready, and the subject of a recent professional respray (photographs available for viewing in the cars history file) this 289 was produced on 30th December 1964 and was first registered in 1965. With its optional and desirable Pony seats, this example is in all round excellent order and will be the perfect car to attend the variety of events in the summer months ahead. Offered with a fresh MoT and UK V5 registration.