1965 Ford Mustang 289 Hi-Po K Code up for Auction

1965 Ford Mustang 289 Hi-Po K Code up for Auction

One of the finest Mustangs in the world News from Silverstone Auctions

Jaw-dropping designs, roaring V8s and heading west on a seemingly never-ending stretch of open road are just some of the images that are conjured up when we think of classics from across the pond.

We’ve consigned some very special cars from the US in our two-day sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show including one of the finest Mustangs available anywhere in the world.

We’re still inviting quality entries into the sale at the UK’s biggest classic car show so if you would like your car to join these very special offerings then get in touch with us here.

If you appreciate these wonderful machines as much as we do then read on to find out more about the examples on offer on the 15th and 16th of November, at the NEC, Birmingham.

1965 Ford Mustang 289 "Hi-Po" 'K' Code

Purchased by our UK vendor three years ago in the United States, the restoration was carried out by renowned Mustang expert and MCA judge Denis Frances Resto's of Danville Virginia. It was subject to a bare metal rotisserie restoration with the brief to make it as per factory production line including factory overspray detail and crayon marks. Finished in Caspian Blue and Black interior with Carlite factory tint glass, it is faithful to the original specification and retains its original door plate.

This Mustang really is as good as it gets and could easily grace the best collections in the world. The Mustang is probably the most iconic American car of all time and this is the car that spawned the famous tuned derivatives. It is simply stunning with an exhaust note that mesmerises in equal measure.

 Estimate (£): 40,000 - 45,000

1950 Ford F2 V8 Pickup

Powered by a jaw-dropping Mercury V8 Flat head engine, this fabulous left-hand drive 1950 F2 Pickup truck has had a reported in excess of £20,000 spent on it in the last four years. We are told the engine rebuild alone cost in excess of £4,000.

Imported from the United States in early 2011 and purchased by the current vendor in March of that year, ‘784 YUE' was first registered in the UK in September 2011. The last owner, prior to the car being exported, served in the American Air Force and only used the pickup sparingly during 35 years of ownership.

Since restoration and rebuild of the V8 engine, this truck has had very little use, having travelled just 20 miles and 36,467 unwarranted miles overall. With the current vendor not getting the time to use this wonderful vehicle it is offered here for sale. Supplied with a full V5C, this 1950 Ford F2 V8 pickup is both MoT and tax exempt. Simply described as the ‘real deal' by the vendor this V8 Pickup must be of consideration at this estimate price.

Estimate (£):15,000 - 18,000

1955 Ford Thunderbird

Now rightly becoming recognised as a "blue oval icon", the Thunderbird now features in many serious and noted classic car collections around the world.

This 1955 example is presented in Blue and furnished with black vinyl and has resided in the UK since 1963. The white glass-fibre hardtop fits wells and the soft top hood collapses away behind the seats of the car.

This useable T-Bird is ready for a new owner to enjoy at a very realistic guide.

Estimate (£): 17,500 - 20,500

Classic to sell?

If you would like to enter your car into our season finale please get in touch as soon as possible as the catalogue closes on October 21st. What better place to sell your car than at the UK's biggest and best classic car extravaganza?

To discuss an entry into the sale please contact one of our team on 01926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com.