Ford Mustang K-Code Convertible
Introduced in 1964, Ford’s Mustang created an overnight sensation and marks the most successful new car introduction of all time. In Mustang, The Original Pony Car, the Mustang’s “father,” Lee Iacocca, was quoted as saying, “For me, the excitement in the automobile business is to do something different; to pioneer a new concept and to win.” He continued, “We reached way out, and the success that the Mustang has enjoyed is proof that Americans really like something which is entirely new and dramatic.”
Mustang’s success came from the unprecedented combination of a compact and sporty car that was both affordable and comfortable, with a comprehensive option list that allowed almost anyone to build a Mustang to fit their personal needs and budget. The Mustang triggered competition from every major car company, but none would achieve the level of success enjoyed by the Mustang.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
271 bhp, 289 cu. in. “K-Code” V8 engine, single four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel