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    1965 Ford Mustang Race Car

    Consignment #: 7217 Sign In to View Price


    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 18th – 20th, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    The first production Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964, and was introduced to the public at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, then via all three American television networks on April 19 and in a final big splash, made an appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September of 1964. The multi-faceted marketing thrust combined with popular appeal for such a car resulted one of the most successful product launches in automotive history.

    As a result, the Mustang sold over one million units in its first 18 months on the market. By its creation, it created a new “pony car” class of cars by adapting the “long hood, short deck” look of sports cars to compact sedans.

    Defining it more as a sporting car compared to its sister Falcon, the Mustang featured not only a lower seating position but also lower overall height. Shipping weight, about 2,570 pounds with the Falcon’s 170 cubic inch inline-six-cylinder engine putting out 101 horsepower with the three-speed manual transmission, was also similar. The GT model could be equipped with the optional $443 “Hi-Performance”(HP) 289ci V8 rated at 271 hp and weighed about 3,000 pounds with its “mandatory optional” four-speed. Competition variants would follow, with the gamut running from the fleet of Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars to Carroll Shelby’s GT-350R models with a host of privateer modified cars in between.

    Raced for the last 15+ years, the exceptional race-prepared 1965 Mustang featured here was initially prepared by Dave Dralle Engineering at the famed Willow Springs racetrack in California. Built and improved throughout to full vintage racing standards inside and out, it is currently a known and sanctioned car with VARA, HMSA,
    SVRA, and HSR West. During its competition life, the car has run not only at its home course of Willow Springs but also farther afield, including Thunderhill, Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Phoenix International, Sears Point, Hallett, Firebird, and most recently at COTA.

    Impeccably well maintained by ArrowLane Racing and Restoration of Scottsdale Arizona, this very competitive vintage racer is “race ready” with current tech requirements such as dated belts and fully compliant mechanicals. An extensive documentation folder details all the recent work, including spec sheets, dyno results, performance data complete with past and current Log Books.




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