Ford Mustang Fastback
Introduced in 1964, the Mustang was an overnight sensation with its winning combination of sporty performance, personal luxury, fresh styling and surprising affordability. The Mustang created its own market segment, and as a result, it achieved the most successful new car launch in automotive history. Part of Mustang’s appeal, in addition to its trim size and sparkling performance, was the incredibly long list of factory-available options and accessories.
As the competition scrambled to catch up, Ford would introduce something new and improved, keeping the Mustang fresh. The first major styling revisions were launched for 1967, with the car now designed to accept Ford’s FE-Series “big-block” V8 engine. With its five available engines ranging from the 120 hp, 200-cubic inch six to the 320 hp 390 V8, Mustangs ranged from mild to wild. The standard Mustang included all Ford safety features, along with front bucket seats, full carpeting, a floor-mounted shifter, vinyl interior trim, a heater, wheel covers and a cigarette lighter, providing a high level of value for the money.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
320 bhp, 390 cu. in. V8 engine, Holley four-barrel carburetor, Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automatic 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