’65 Mustang Racer Fetches $90,000-plus in Paris
When it comes to all-time steals in the world of Ford pony cars auctioned, we’re thinking this 1965 Mustang 289 race car might qualify.
Despite the history wrapped up in the car and its vintage racing look, the coupe crossed a recent RM auction block in Paris for $91,400.
Rebuilt by Rae Davis Racing, an English company known for rebuilding historic racing cars to FIA standards, the racecar is one of few FIA certified Mustangs in Europe, according to a report by RM Auctions.
The Mustang 289’s first track run after being restored was at the Goodwill Festival in 2013 with former Formula 1 driver Rupert Keegan at the wheel.
The car’s specs include a rebuilt 289 cubic inch V8, a six-point roll cage by Caged Manufacturing Ltd., and Cobra Evolution pro seats with TRS race belts. It’s also equipped with a Lifeline plumbed fire extinguisher and ignition cut-off and a caged cockpit-mounted Varley Red Top dry cell battery.
Other features include a deep-dish racing wheel with a Stack racing rev counter and Racetech water temperature and oil pressure gauges.
The Mustang’s exterior is finished in classic Ford France colors, which really cements its vintage appeal.