1966 FORD Thunderbird

1966 FORD Thunderbird

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The fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a large personal luxury car that was produced by Ford for the 1964 to 1966 model years. This generation of the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared-off, "formal" look. The Thunderbird’s sporty image had by that time become only an image. The standard 390-cubic-inch 300 bhp (224 kW) V8 engine needed nearly 11 seconds to push the heavy T-bird to 60 mph (96 km/h), although with enough room a top speed of about 120 mph (200 km/h) was obtainable. The softly sprung suspension allowed considerable body lean, wallow, and float except on smoothly surfaced highways; there was an export suspension package available as special order. Contemporary testers felt that the Buick Riviera and Pontiac Grand Prix were substantially more roadworthy cars, but the Thunderbird remained the leader of the … Read More

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by Ford. It was originally based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. The original 1962 Ford Mustang I two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang. The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the production model’s front and rear ends with a roof that was 2.7 inches shorter. Introduced early on April 17, 1964, and thus dubbed as a "1964½" by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker’s most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current sixth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles, affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear decks and … Read More

De Tomaso Mangusta – 1972

De Tomaso Mangusta - 1972

Estimated : € 190.000 – 240.000
Sold for € 286.250

RM Sotheby’s
Place Vauban
Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

Looking to create sports cars that rivalled Ferrari and Lamborghini, Argentinian racing driver Alejandro de Tomaso began with the Vallelunga before launching the Mangusta in 1967. Bold styling by Giorgetto Giugiario featured gullwing-hinged covers over the engine and luggage compartment. Its name was a jibe at the Shelby Cobra.

The European version received a more powerful Ford 289-cu. in. engine mated to a five-speed ZF gearbox. Contemporary road tests quoted a top speed of 250 km/h. Production ended after 401 cars, and only 150 found European owners. Today, 250 are believed to have survived worldwide.

This example was among the last European cars delivered. Supplied to Greece with the more powerful 289-cu. in. engine, it features the desirable four-headlight nose. Registered in February 1972, it was dark blue … Read More