Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Sunday 25th May 2008
Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm
The original pony car, Ford''s Mustang established itself as one of the cult cars of the Sixties following its launch in 1964. Available in convertible, notchback and fastback guise, with 2.8 *or* 3.3 litre straight six and 4.2 *or* 4.7 litre V8 engines, it was to prove one of Ford''s greatest sellers. It was with the largest engine, however, that the Mustang got the kick it really deserved, as the Shelby 350GT, Ford was keen to take on the Corvettes of rival Chevrolet in SCCA events and Carroll Shelby was commissioned to adapt his experiences with the AC Cobra and Ford GT40 to the somewhat soft Mustang.
Nonetheless, the lesser specification 4,727cc Mustangs - available with an output of either 200, 225 *or* 271bhp - were no slouches, while road holding w