•   
  •   
  •   

Classics Million-Dollar Mustang? This 1964.5 Indy 500 Pace Car Is Banking on It

07:42  02 november  2016
07:42  02 november  2016 Source:   caranddriver.com

Ford Mustang GT4 Racer Debuts at SEMA

  Ford Mustang GT4 Racer Debuts at SEMA Ford unveiled another racing variant for the Mustang. Making its debut today at the 2016 SEMA show is the Ford Mustang GT4 race car, which the automaker says is based on the Shelby GT350 R-C Mustang racer—that car has just completed its first year of racing in a number of North American series (under Multimatic Motorsports) with a few podium finishes under its belt.© Motor Trend Staff Ford Mustang GT4 race car rear three quarters That said, the Mustang GT4 will be eligible to race in series around the world including the European GT4 and Pirelli World Challenge. Power comes from a 5.

1964 . 5 Ford Mustang Indianapolis 500 pace car .

That ’s the asking price a North Carolina dealer wants for a purportedly original 1964 . 5 Mustang convertible pace car driven at the 1964 Indy 500 that same year. It ’s damn beautiful, alright: white over white with a white top, blue center striping, Firestone whitewalls, Motorola two-way radio, and twin

Million-Dollar Mustang? This 1964.5 Indy 500 Pace Car Is Banking on It© Clifford Atiyeh Million-Dollar Mustang? This 1964.5 Indy 500 Pace Car Is Banking on It

On behalf of the nation's Mustang collectors, we must ask: Would you pay $1.1 million for one?

That's the asking price a North Carolina dealer wants for a purportedly original 1964.5 Mustang convertible pace car driven at the 1964 Indy 500 that same year. It’s damn beautiful, alright: white over white with a white top, blue center striping, Firestone whitewalls, Motorola two-way radio, and twin checkered flags fluttering from chrome stanchions mounted under the rear bumper. Trouble is, the listing has languished on eBay Motors for more than a year. At the same price. We all know what happens to even the nicest homes when this kind of time passes.

How Fast is a Mustang With an Indy Motor?

  How Fast is a Mustang With an Indy Motor? Read all about this 1967 Ford Mustang that is equipped with a four-cam Autolite Indy motor. Racing legend Mario Andretti even drove this 'Stang.Yep, that’s a four-cam Autolite IndyCar engine stuffed into a 1967 Mustang fastback’s engine compartment, the result of a bench racing session about how fast the combination might run. Hot rodding heroes Art Chrisman, Chick Hiroshima, Ak Miller, and Autolite’s Danny Eames were responsible for the delinquency, and they conned Mario Andretti into driving it in search of land speed records at Bonneville. The photo was shot on November 11, 1966, and the color version ended up on the Feb. ’67 cover of Hot Rod magazine.

5 Mustang convertible pace car driven at the 1964 Indy 500 that same year. It ’s damn beautiful, alright: white over white with a white top, blue center striping, Firestone whitewalls, Motorola two-way radio, and twin. Million - Dollar Mustang ? This 1964 . 5 Indy 500 Pace Car Is Banking on It .

That ’s the asking price a North Carolina dealer wants for a purportedly original 1964 . 5 Mustang convertible pace car driven at the 1964 Indy 500 that same For now, it doesn’t appear that anyone with the means thinks that this Mustang is a million - dollar car , even with its unique provenance.

We checked in with Wayne Carini, a classic-car restorer in Connecticut who is currently working on a 1937 Bugatti and a 1900 Panhard for the dealer that posted the ad, RK Motors Charlotte, which also lists several other big money collectible cars in its inventory. Carini vouched for the authenticity of the Mustang listing. Presumably, you'd have this car checked out by Jay Leno and everyone else with a doctorate in Mustangology and confirm the seller's claim of having a museum curator's appraisal at $1.25 million before dropping that kind of cash. But if true, this 3376-mile example driven on the oval by Benson Ford, the youngest son of Edsel Ford, seems to have quite a history.

1964p5-Ford-Mustang-Indy-500-INLINE© Provided by Car and Driver 1964p5-Ford-Mustang-Indy-500-INLINE

According to the seller, three pre-production cars were made during the first hour of Mustang production using Falcon parts. The stock 260-cubic inch V-8 was swapped for a 289 meant for the GT40, detuned to 450 horsepower, and the suspension was dropped and stiffened. Two of these cars left for Indy. One broke down, while the third prototype car was eventually scrapped. After the race, Ford took this car back and later gave it to Sebring International Raceway, where it was used as a loaner and parade car until 1974, when the track's owner parked it for the next two decades. A private buyer then took the reins and restored it by replacing just five percent of the car's parts. Even the windshield wipers are said to be original, and the seller claims the top was "never folded," although at what point it stopped folding is a mystery. This as-built condition does not extend to the paint, however, although the restorer repainted it with rigorous attention to duplicating the original.

Mustang vs. Camaro: A Timeline of the Muscle Car Rivalry

  Mustang vs. Camaro: A Timeline of the Muscle Car Rivalry Mustang vs. Camaro: The legendary muscle-car rivalry has lasted decades, but how did the cars evolve? Get a better idea right here.Mustangs and Camaros have been battling it out for just about 50 years, and at Motor Trend we've loved following the rivalry. In fact, we've compared those two cars more than 20 times, so if you're interested in getting a better idea of how the two muscle cars have evolved, keep reading.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Million - Dollar Mustang ?

The 48th International 500 -Mile Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 30, 1964. It was won by A. J. Foyt, but is primarily remembered for a fiery seven- car accident that resulted in the deaths of Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald.

All told, Ford made 35 replica pace car convertibles (without the beefed-up powertrain) and another 185 hardtops. None, however, has ever attracted the princely sum this one commands. Mustangs are, by their sheer popularity as one of the longest-running, most successful automotive nameplates in history, a common sight. A "Bullitt" remake of Steve McQueen's 1968 Mustang Fastback, originally built for McQueen's son, sold for $88,000 just a few years ago. Ford sells brand-new 1964.5-1966 Mustang bodies to any restorer. Even the owner of the first Mustang ever sold, as documented by Ford, doesn't have a million-dollar car. According to the Hagerty price guide, some premier Shelby models are commanding six figures, with the most pristine 1965 GT350R estimated at $1.1 million. But it only matters what someone finally pays.

For now, it doesn't appear that anyone with the means thinks that this Mustang is a million-dollar car, even with its unique provenance. If someone comes along to prove otherwise, step right up.

Junkyard Gem: 1977 Ford Mustang II .
A rare factory V8-equipped Mustang II, found in a Denver wrecking yard prior to some hot-rodderSeveral options were available in the Mustang II during its 1974-1978 production run: the "Pinto 2300" four-cylinder that went in most examples, the 2.8-liter Cologne V6 of Ford Capri fame, and the good old 302-cubic-inch V8 that was built from the late 1960s into the current century. This car has the latter engine, which was a rare option for the penny-pinching Mustang II.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!