08 May, 2014
An original 1964 Ford Mustang 1/2 Coupe is set to go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions, almost exactly 50 years after it first rolled off the production line.
The iconic muscle car was built at Ford's Dearborn plant in Michigan on 26 June 1964, before being sold to a Mr Alan Winslow of Virginia.
Mr Winslow kept the car for 41 years before selling it to its current owner in 2005 who brought it to the UK.
The rare, prestige model - still fitted with its original 2.6-litre V8 engine - is expected to fetch somewhere between £14,000 and £18,000.
Furthermore, a new model will be launched later this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Mustang.
Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said the Mustang continues to be one of the 10 best-loved classic cars in the world and vintage vehicle lovers will see this as an amazing opportunity to join an exclusive club of Mustang owners.
The Mustang is not the only classic motor expected to draw some interest in May as a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT - which once belonged to Rolling Stones star Keith Richards - goes up for sale in Monaco on 9 May.
This rare Ferrari was one of the most iconic cars of the 1970s with a host of famous faces owning a 246GT at some stage.
Richards kept hold of his Dino for 14 years until 1986, racking up 25,000 miles on the clock. Since then it has spent most of its life with a Japanese collector.
No reserve price has been set on the Dino, which could mean that someone is able to take advantage of a bargain at Coys' auctioneers in the Principality on Friday.
The authenticity of the vehicle has been ratified by the Rolling Stones' manager, Alan Dunn.
Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys said the car is a highly desirable piece that would normally be a collector's item in its own right - but is made truly unique thanks to its celebrity ownership.
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