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French registration papers as a historic vehicle

Eligible for all major historic events
Prepared by Curt Vogt and Cobra Automotive

The Mustang hit the American market like a bombshell. On 17 April 1964 Ford unveiled its new model at the New York Word’s Fair, and on that very first day no fewer than 22,000 examples were ordered. Lee Iacocca, then general manager of the Ford Division of the Ford Motor Company, had introduced a new concept, the ‘Pony Car’ – a compact sporting model of European inspiration, sold at a low price and able to be personalised according to the customer’s wishes. Initially available as a coupé and a convertible, in 1965 a fastback joined the range. At first three engines were offered – a 2.8-litre straight-six, a 260ci 4.2-litre V8, and the well-regarded 289ci 4.7-litre V8 in three different tunes – but for ’65 the ‘six’ was up-gunned to 3.3 litres and the smaller V8 dropped. By 1966 more than a million Mustangs had been produced, and its youthful, fashionable and sporting image had attracted tuners such as Carroll Shelby, who would achieve fame with his GT-350 and GT-500 conversions.
France wasn’t imune to the spell the car cast: Claude Lelouch, aided by Henri Chemin, then PR director at Ford, gave the Mustang legendary status by using it in the film Un homme et une femme – with the car taking part in the Monte Carlo Rally. Chemin also hired singer Johnny Hallyday as a driver for the ’67 Monte, a brilliant marketing coup. It was Henri Greder, though, who gained the Mustang its laurels in top European rallies, while Jacky Ickx won the European Touring Car Championship in 1965 after securing an incredible second place overall at the Nürburgring 24-hour race.
The Mustang presented in this catalogue has the famed ‘thinwall’ 289ci V8 and was fully competition-prepared about ten years ago in the United States, by the highly-respected Curt Vogt, founder in 1979 of well-known competition workshop Cobra Automotive. The car was prepared according to the FIA’s Appendix K and in 2012 duly obtained the necessary Historic Technical Passport. The specification includes a manual four-speed gearbox, a Detroit Locker differential, American Racing 15in wheels on Avon CR6 ZZ tyres, a roll bar, and a racing harness.
The Mustang’s owner, a well-known competitor in major historic events, entered the car twice in the Tour Auto Optic 2000, in 2013 and 2014, and also in the 2013 Silverstone Classic and the Coupe des Alpes. Since its last forays in competition in 2014 it has been fully overhauled, as testified by 38,000€ of recent bills. Although fitted-out for competition, the interior nevertheless retains standard Mustang equipment such as the three-branch wood-rim steering wheel and the regular seats, lending the cockpit a certain period charm.
Ready to take to the road, our featured Mustang is French-registered and eligible for top-line historic events such as the Tour Auto, the Silverstone Classic, the Goodwood Revival, and the Heritage Touring Cup organised by Peter Auto.

This car will be sold by auction by AGUTTES Auction House, in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on June the 23th, 2019.
The digital catalog will be available soon on our website
Please contact us for any further details.
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