autoevolution
 

1965 Ford Mustang 289 Race Car Auctioned for $91K

Earlier today we brought you news of a 1,100 hp Weineck Cobra that was hammered for $83,300 (€61.600) during a recent RM Auctions sale in Paris, France. Now we’re back to report that the even also saw a 1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car cross the block for $91,400 (€67,200).
1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car 8 photos
Photo: RM Auctions
1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car1965 Ford Mustang 289 race car
The early coupe sports a period-style Ford France livery and comes with an upgraded 289 cubic inch (4.7-liter) overhead-valve V8 engine. Prepared by Rae Davis Racing and CCK Historics of Kent, the pony is also fitted with a six-point roll cage, Cobra Evolution pro seat, TRS race belts and a Momo shifter knob. Interestingly enough, it also features a “Dan Gurney for President” rear bumper sticker, which reminds us of the iconic Shelby Daytona Coupe.

Tested for the very first time at the Goodwood track, the vehicle can be entered in a wide range of historic racing events, being offered with a FIA Historic Technical Passport (HPT). Although it’s far from being a Shelby GT350, this Ford Mustang looks like it could provide a lot of track fun.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)
About the author: Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea profile photo

Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
Full profile

 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories