1969 Ford Mustang Convertible

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Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2017

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11th Nov 2017

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1969 Ford Mustang Convertible

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1969 Ford Mustang Convertible

The dramatic new 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 consequently, it needed to share much of its engineering with an existing Ford product, so it made sense to use the Falcon as it was their smallest model at the time and its floor pan and drivetrain had only recently been designed, saving considerably on 'tooling' costs. It shared its front double-wishbone/coil spring and leaf spring rear suspension with the Falcon but, compared to the saloon, the cockpit sat further back on the chassis, resulting in a longer front and shorter rear end design, and both its roof and bonnet were also lower in comparison. Those proportions somehow just worked, and with a full complement of new styling details such as the galloping horse in the grille, the cut-away side sections, the 3-section rear lights and that 'get outta my way' front end, everyone wanted one. The new car was initially offered as either a ‘Notchback' Coupé or a Convertible with the 'Fastback' appearing later.
Presented here is a left-hand drive 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible finished in Dark Red Metallic paint with a black interior with white seat inserts and a white electric convertible roof. The engine is a 302cu 5.0-litre V8 unit with electronic ignition and a 4-barrel intake and carburettor setup. This unit is married to a 4-speed manual transmission, not that common and much more desirable amongst sporting drivers. The car is also fitted with power steering and power-assisted front brakes. In 1969 the Mustang received some new styling cues, which included; quad headlights up front, two in the wings and two mounted within the grille, a wider more ‘muscular' look, separated rear lights and a newly styled 'Mach 1' dashboard, all of which can be seen on this car. We believe this lovely convertible was restored some years ago at which point the engine received some attention and the brakes and suspension were fully rebuilt. 
We do know that this car was imported from Europe by our vendor who used 'CARS International' to transport the vehicle, register it with DVLA, and obtain a fresh MOT on arrival in the UK, generating a bill of £1,766. The Mustang was sent to M & K Car Restoration Ltd. in May '17 where further work was undertaken including fitting a new water pump, new water temperature sender unit, adjusting the front wheel bearings, and replacing the left and right top wishbones. An invoice in the file for £2,000 details the work.
Supplied with an MOT until 11th October 2018 and a UK V5c, this highly useable convertible Mustang is now showing an unwarranted 42,881 miles on the odometer and offers the opportunity of great top-down cruising whilst listening to that glorious V8 soundtrack.

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