Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: BHJ 371F Chassis Number: 8R01C171966
Few cars have captured a nation’s imagination more than the Ford Mustang did when it was introduced in 1964. The original pony car, the Mustang established itself as one of the cult cars of the Sixties, thanks in part to its numerous high-visibility roles in a number of Hollywood films. 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 ever sellers. In fact, the Mustang had the most successful car launch in automobile history, selling, in its first eighteen months, more than one million cars.
If the Mustang was a popular car before, then the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullet turned it into an overnight legend. In one of the most spectacular car chases ever seen in a motion picture, Steve