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News: Rare Ford Mustang expected to sell at auction for price of a new Focus

The car's sale, at Silverstone Auctions on May 24, comes on the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.


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A NEW Ford Focus or a rare, 50-year-old Ford Mustang 2.6 V8 Mk 1?

That’s the question some undecided bidders might be asking themselves later this month at a classic car auction featuring an early Mustang expected to sell for between £14,000 and £18,000.

The car was built in 1964, the year the Mustang was launched, and is still in original condition. It boasts an array of factory-fitted extras ordered by its first owner including power steering, power brakes and a very rare Studio Sonic Sound system. It is finished in Rangoon Red with Red Beauty interior.

Its current owner was visiting Virginia in the US for a wedding in 2005 when he saw and bought the car, before exporting it to the UK.

The car’s sale, at Silverstone Auctions on May 24, comes on the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Right-hand-drive versions of the latest model will go on sale in the UK at selected Ford dealers in 2015.


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