1968 Ford Mustang Convertible

Lot: 252

Estimate (£): 25,000 - 28,000
(+buyer’s premium of 9.6% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 4.9L 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 103 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

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Nearly fifty-two years in the UK and right-hand drive...

  • Believed to have been converted to right-hand drive in period by a Ford main dealer
  • UK-registered on the 01/09/1968 as XLM 2G, which it still wears today
  • The Acapulco Blue paintwork is topped off by a black vinyl power hood
  • Fitted with the desirable 4-barrel V8 engine mated to the C4-automatic transmission
  • Known ownership from new and consigned from a substantial private collection
  • The speedometer reading of some 87,000km (atoc) equates to some 54,000 miles

For further information please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868.

Lot Details

Registration: XLM 2G RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 4.9L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 54000
Model: Mustang Convertible MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 8T03J125956

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 103 / 135

Exterior

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Paint: Chrome:
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Interior

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Engine

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Transmission

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Vehicle History

Remarks

This 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible is an exceptionally rare, right-hand drive example that is believed to have been converted in period by a Ford main dealership. The car was manufactured in the Edison plant in Metuchen, New Jersey for export, and came off the production line finished in Acapulco Blue, with the more desirable 4-barrel V8 engine, bucket seats and C4 automatic transmission. First registered in the UK on the 01/09/1968 to a Mr William Flockhart of Edinburgh with the distinctive registration XLM 2G, which is still displayed on the car today.

In 1981 the Mustang was sold to its second owner, a Mr Martin Hartshorn of Ealing and subsequently to a Mr Matthew Bracey of Bristol in 1982. Its fourth owner, a Mr Anthony Kear, purchased the vehicle in 1983 and it remained with him until 2009, when it was sold to Mr Timothy Skett of Honiton. The previous registered keeper acquired the car in 2010 and consigned it to our 2015 Silverstone Classic Sale, where it was bought by our vendor, the car joining his eclectic collection. The odometer currently indicates 87,000 kilometres (at the time of cataloguing).

Please note that this car has two history files, the "Second History File" compiled since 2014 accompanies the car whilst the "First History File" that was supplied with the car in 2014 has been mislaid and is being actively looked for by the vendor. It is the "First History File" that confirms the ownership history prior to 2014.

 

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history