American cars are a rare sight at British classic car auctions, but this year is the 50th anniversary of the legendary Ford Mustang, and Silverstone Auctions had to have one on the lot. At their May Sale event, they will be offering an original 1964 Ford Mustang 1/2 Coupe.
Part of the earliest production run of the muscle car, this 1964 Mustang was built at Ford’s Dearborn Michigan plant on 26th June 1964, and features the original 260CI V8 Engine and Cruise-O-Matic transmission.
The car was originally bought by a gentleman from Virginia who had it fully kitted-out with options at the factory. The car features power steering, power brakes, rally-pac and AM radio with rear speaker with a very rare Studio Sonic Sound System. Even the color combo is factory standard on this car, although it might not be to everyone’s taste, what with the “Rangoon Red” exterior and “Red Beauty” interior.
This 1964 Mustang was brought to the UK in 2005 and had only one owner since. The auctioneers expects the car to fetch between £14,000 to £18,000, which sounds like a fair estimate, seeing as a black or green ’64 Mustang with a bit of restoration done could easily go for 25 to 30 grand in today’s market.