2022 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction

1966 Ford Mustang 'A Code' Fastback (RHD)





Engine 289ci V8
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Body Work Fastback
Colour Ivy Green Metallic
Interior Black
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloys
Brakes Discs/discs


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An instant hit when launched midway through 1964, Ford's Mustang was the first personal sports coupe and gave birth to the market segment known as ‘pony cars’, with rivals like Chevrolet's Camaro and Dodge's Challenger quickly also arriving on the scene. Americans were clamouring for a domestic sporty two-door that came with plenty of style but one that was also affordable and could be driven daily. Taking inspiration from the Mustang 1 concept vehicle, Lee Iacocca and his team designed the perfect car for the job. Through clever use of existing Falcon underpinnings, the price was kept to affordable levels, while the incredible array of options, from drivetrain to trim levels, made the Mustang appealing to a wide spectrum of customers, including both men and women - a critical part of the original design brief. Ford hit on a winning formula with the first-generation Mustang and the orders began flooding in, making this one of the most successful models in American automotive history. The Mustang was soon breaking all sales records, with production surpassing a million units by 1966. A fantastic choice for the classic car buyer wanting a good looking, affordable slice of American muscle, the Mustang remains a perennial favourite.