22nd Jun, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 128

1967 Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback
The best 390 GT we have ever offered

Sold for £63,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YTA 488E
Chassis No: 7T02S286251
MOT: Exempt

  • The ultimate Mustang of its day and the best 390 GT we have ever offered
  • Original GT Equipment Group car – big block, big carburettor ‘S’-code 390ci engine with four-speed manual transmission
  • Subject to an extensive restoration with photographic documentation of the work completed
  • Accompanied by a large history and featured in an American car magazine post-restoration

Launched in 1964, the Mustang was originally offered in Notchback Coupe or Convertible guise only, based on the underpinnings of the Falcon and powered by a range of six- and eight-cylinder engines of up to 289ci (4.7-litre) capacity. The ultimately more famous Fastback option appeared a year later, with the model's first significant facelift occurring during 1967. If you are a fan of the model of Mustang immortalised by Steve McQueen's Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, and one of the most memorable car chases in cinematic history, then you'll probably be taken by 'YTA 488E', which is the best 390 GT we have offered to date.

The ultimate Mustang of its day, this example, chassis number ‘7T02S286251’ was supplied new via Berry Motors Inc. of Paramus, New Jersey, remaining in the US until being imported to the UK in 2014 by the restorer. We understand the comprehensive restoration this example has been treated to accounted for some 4,000 man hours, with apparently £25,000 invested in the paintwork alone.

According to the accompanying Marti report, this fast Ford was built at the company's Metuchen plant on the 13th of July 1967, where it was sprayed in Burnt Amber and equipped with the standard Black bucket seats. A big block, big carburettor ‘S’ code 390ci engine was linked to a four-speed manual transmission driving through a 3.25:1 limited-slip differential, and the specification additionally included: the desirable GT Equipment Group performance package; F70-14 wide oval tyres with White sidewalls; Am radio; and the exterior Décor Group option.

It is now being made available, complete with the aforementioned Marti report plus a photograph album of the restoration; an extensive collection of invoices (including numerous from Mustangs Unlimited); a selection of MOT certificates; previous MOT certificates; paperwork relating to the shipping and a copy of the American car magazine in which it was featured. Without doubt, 'YTA 488E' represents a very exciting and rare opportunity for Mustang aficionados everywhere.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 22nd Jun, 2022


Tuesday 21st June 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 from 9am

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