Ford Mustang FIA Racing Car

The fascinating 1966 Mustang was a privateer racing car when new, based out of Toluca, Mexico, powered by a 289 V8, sponsored by Shelby de Mexico and race-prepped with a number of Shelby American parts. It was actively campaigned between 1966 and 1970 in FIA-sanctioned road races in Mexico and South America, events quite similar to those of North America’s SCCA Trans-Am racing series. Events and venues included the Toluca and Leon Guanajuato races, Valle de Bravo Chaves, Acapulco, Guadalajara and the Magdalena Mixhuca Circuit de Mexico. Between 1971 and 1974, the Mustang used a 351 Windsor V8 and competed in Mexican Libre events.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

440 bhp, 289 cu. in. race-prepared V8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, Toploader close-ratio four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension modified and lowered per T/A specs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and hydraulic front disc brakes/Shelby ventilated rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108".

Source: RM Auctions

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