The Ford Mustang first rolled off the production line in April 1964 and its introduction created a new class of automobile for a new generation of drivers. Aimed at the affluent young, who saw a new car as a lifestyle statement as much as a means of transport, the Mustang could be a gentle town cruiser or an aggressive 130mph bruiser. The car was an instant success having sold over three quarters of a million cars by the end of 1965.
The secret to this 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 muscle and the almost endless options list means that it’s very rare to find two that are the same.
Recently this fine example has been the subject of a comprehensive restoration. In good condition throughout the body is straight with good panel gaps, as is the interior which presents very well. Fitted with the desirable and more powerful V8 motor the Mustang on offer is surely one of the best examples currently available.