Ford Mustang GT K-Code Fastback
Introduced for 1964, the Ford Mustang broke the mold, creating an entirely new class of sporty cars for the American marketplace. The Mustang offered here is the most desirable variant available of its generation. Not only does it have the attractive fastback body style, but it also benefits from the K-Code engine option – the special High Performance 289 cubic inch small-block V8, which produced 271 bhp with 10.5:1 compression and a four-barrel carburetor from the factory. The K-Code V8 was the ultimate specification available from the factory, serving as the basis for Shelby’s modified GT350-R. With upgraded pistons, cylinder heads, carburetor, lifter heads and connecting rods, as well as a four-speed transmission with high performance clutch, driveshaft, rear differential and suspension, this was more than an average, run-of-the-mill “pony car.” It also features “Tri-Power” three two-barrel carburetors, which could be purchased in period as an over-the-counter dealer-installed option and is rarely seen featured on small-block Mustangs.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
289 cu. in. V8 engine with three two-barrel carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108"
Source: RM Auctions
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