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5-6 February 2014

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Lot 50

1965 Ford Mustang 289 Racing Car

  • Chassis no. 5F07C602557

Sold for €67.200


289 cu. in. overhead-valve V-8 with performance modifications, independent front suspension with coil springs and an anti-roll bar, solid rear axle with leaf springs and remote dampers, and front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,700 mm

  • Prepared for historic racing
  • Shakedown mileage only
  • Ford France livery


This notchback Mustang has had vast expense lavished on it in order to build it into an ideal historic race/rally competitor. The shell was sent to highly regarded preparer Rae Davis Racing, and main assembly and preparation was carried out by the talented men at CCK Historics of Kent, with an array of invoices for their work and the parts purchased on file.



The car has been fitted with a six-point roll cage by Caged Manufacturing Ltd., and it has a Cobra Evolution pro seat with TRS race belts, a Lifeline plumbed fire extinguisher system and ignition cut-off, and a caged cockpit-mounted Varley Red Top dry cell battery. The shifter has a Momo knob, and the period-style deep-dish racing wheel is adorned with a Stack racing rev counter, with a shift light on the dash top. The dashboard centre boasts Racetech water temperature and oil pressure gauges, which are neatly mounted, and an ATL 120-litre boxed bag-style fuel tank is in the rear. Twin Facet pumps and fuel and brake lines have also been installed inside the car.



The engine bay is extremely well-presented, and it is littered with even more goodies, including a new Holley carburettor with an Edelbrock air filter, a remote oil cooler, a Mallory distributor, and a Rainbow electric cooling fan. Lightweight Perspex side and rear windows have been fitted, along with TRS tow straps. The car rides on Koni shock absorbers and new five-spoke alloy wheels that have been shod in Dunlop Racing M-section tyres.



This car is attractively finished in period-style Ford France colours, and it is in excellent condition, having accumulated only shakedown and rolling road mileage since build completion. Interestingly, it had its first test outing at Goodwood, with former Formula One driver Rupert Keegan at the helm, and aside from a few small items, which have been tended to, it performed well and received a clean bill of health.



This Mustang is offered with UK road registration and FIA HTP papers, and it is ideal for a wide variety of events worldwide.






Moteur V8, 289 ci (4,7 litres), soupapes en tête, préparation spéciale, suspension avant indépendante avec ressorts hélicoïdaux et barre antiroulis, pont arrière rigide à ressorts à lames et amortisseurs déportés, freins à disques à l'avant, à tambours à l'arrière. Empattement: 2 700 mm.



  • Préparée pour les courses historiques
  • Faible kilométrage depuis la preparation
  • En livrée Ford France




Un budget important a été consacré à ce coupé Ford Mustang pour en faire une machine idéale pour les compétitions et rallyes historiques. La coque a été envoyée chez le préparateur réputé Rae Davis Racing ; l'assemblage et la préparation ont été menés à bien par CCK Historics, dans le Kent, les travaux et achats de pièces ayant fait l'objet d'une série de factures incluses au dossier.



La voiture a été équipée d'un arceau-cage six points par Caged Manufacturing Ltd., d'un siège baquet Cobra Evolution avec ceinture TRS, d'un système anti-incendie avec extincteur Lifeline, d'un coupe-circuit et d'une batterie sèche Varley Red Top installée dans l'habitacle. Le levier de vitesse comporte un pommeau Momo et la volante compétition tulipé dans le style de l'époque est complété d'un compte-tours Stack sur la colonne, alors que le tableau de bord présente des manomètres de température d'eau et de pression d'huile Racetech, installés avec soin sur une platine. Un réservoir ATL spécial de 120 litres est placé à l'arrière, avec deux pompes Facet et des conduites passant par l'habitacle, de même que les lignes de liquide de frein.



La présentation du moteur est superbe. Parmi les améliorations, on note un nouveau carburateur Holley avec filtre à air Edelbrock, un radiateur d'huile séparé, un distributeur Mallory et un ventilateur électrique Rainbow. Les vitres latérales et la lunette arrière sont en plexiglas, et la voiture est équipée de sangles de remorquage TRS. Elle repose sur des amortisseurs Koni et comporte de nouvelles jantes à cinq branches en alliage, chaussées de pneus Dunlop Racing section M.



Peinte de façon attractive aux couleurs de l'Ecurie Ford France, cette voiture est en excellent état, n'ayant parcouru qu'une distance de rodage et de roulage sur route depuis qu'elle est terminée. Il est intéressant de noter que sa première sortie s'est déroulée à Goodwood, avec l'ancien pilote de Formule 1 Rupert Keegan au volant. En dehors de quelques détails qui ont été mis au point depuis, la voiture s'est bien comportée et a reçu un certificat de bonne santé !



Proposée avec une immatriculation anglaise et des documents FIA, cette Mustang est idéale pour une grande variété d'événements, partout dans le monde.

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