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Lot 328 - 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible

Ordered new at the personal request of Henry Ford II

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£38,250

Auction Coys Olympia February 2017
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Lot Number 328
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number OFO3M-102045
Year 1969
Make Ford
Model Mustang

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Description

Manufactured in September of 1969, this particular Mustang has an extraordinary history. The car was ordered new by Henry Ford II to be used for his planned vacation touring the British Isles in late 1969. As such it was finished to the highest and most unique specification; a 351cu V8 was fitted, the car was finished in black with a white power hood and glass screen, whitewall tyres were fitted, as were power steering and front disc brakes, air conditioning, a tilting steering wheel, Deluxe belts and an electric clock. The colour combination in particular was unique to this car, making this the only Mustang produced to this specification.

The Mustang was completed, and shipped to Southampton Docks awaiting collection by its illustrious owner. But Henry Ford II was detained in New York and his holiday was cancelled.

Instead the Mustang found a new owner from within the Ford Europe Network, being Derek Walter of London WC2, whose wife Shirley was a contracted designer to Ford Europe.

Now registered as WYU 2H, the Mustang was owned by the Walters for a few years before being part exchanged for a snooker table with Harri Peccinotti, an English photographer renowned for his work in the design and creation of the 1968 and 1969 Pirelli Calendars. Harri shipped WYU 2H to his home in the South of France, where it stayed until the early 2000s. Full written statements are available from the previous mentioned owners.

Upon its return to the UK WYU 2H was found to be in somewhat neglected condition. After changing hands once, the new owner, an enthusiast by the name of Paul Hartley, undertook a hugely detailed restoration of the car which took around 5 years to complete. We are pleased to note that during this time the car retained its original engine, gearbox and differential, and as such is a matching numbers example. Furthermore the car is offered with an interesting selection of documentation such as the original factory order form which shows it as being sold to The Ford Motor Company, the original green logbook, and a Marti Report proving its unique specification. Furthermore there are photographs of WYU 2H leaving the port when new, being collected from the South of France, then a full catalogue of its restoration.

Offered with a current and a number of previous MoT certificates, and showing only 38,000 miles recorded, this is truly unique car and a once in a lifetime find for the Mustang enthusiast.


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