This beautifully restored 1965 Mustang was seen at this June’s 1940s American Day at Woodford Aerodrome in Cheshire. The history of the Mustang is far too well known to be repeated here, but we do know a bit about this particular car.
It was imported to the UK in 1972, and bought by the present owner in 1977 for £1,050 and completely rebuilt by him. As a garage mechanic and owner, he had many of the skills required – but was shocked on stripping the body to find masses of lead filling at the base of the rear of the fastback. Enquiries in America revealed the answer: these models were built by fitting the fastback roof to convertibles on the production line, and lead loading was the only way to obtain the smooth blend necessary. As a result, no two cars of this style are exactly the same. On nervously presenting the finished result to several experts in this country, the owner received the encouraging reply, “That’s a very good one – you should see some of them!”