1966 Ford Mustang T5 Fastback GT - NUMBERS MATCHING-Fully restored-German Export
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Miami, Florida, United States
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|SubModel:||GT Fastback T5 1966 GERMAN EXPORT|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1966 Ford Mustang GT T5
This a 1966 Ford T-5 Fastback GT for sale. This is a numbers matching car and truly a rare bread of European Mustang model. When ford wanted to introduce the Mustang in Germany, they discovered that Krupp company had already registered the name for a truck. The German company offered to sell the rightsfor US $10,000. Ford refused and removed Mustang badges from exported units, instead naming the cars as T-5 (A Pre-production Mustang project name) for the German market until 1979 when Krupp copyrightsexpired. This a numbers matching and fully restored 289 A code, Ford T-5, 4 speed. This T-5 looks and runs great. All the receipts from the restoration will be provided . Too many new parts to list in full, - New Sheet metal, clutch, flywheel, cam shaft, aluminum intake manifold, Hurst shifter, headers, brakes front and rear, power brake booster, master cylinder (dual instead of single for safety)
This 1966 Ford T-5 GT Fastback car is in excellent restored, and mechanically sound condition. The car is tight, and runs and drives out wonderfully. The engine runs great/smooth,and the transmission shifts/performs as expected. The exterior body, rockers/torque boxes, and other areas of concern on early Mustangs of this era are of no concern on this vehicle. The uni bodyframe is devoid of any issue, accidents, or damage. The underside is clean and very PRISTINE. The body fitment is excellent, with no evidence of accidents, poor patch work, etc. The doors, hood, deck lid all align, fit and close as expected!
The PAINT is very nicely done, and presents very well, and would do quite well in any Mustang show it would be entered in, and it has won quite of few including peoples's choice at the Boca Raton Concours d'elegance. Allweatherstrips and detail items have been replaced throughout the car. The chrome and trim is all in excellent condition, and all the bright work/finishes have either beenreplaced or polished (stainless steel).
The interior is in nice, restored condition. The correct speedometer, unique to these cars is in place.
The engine compartment has beennicely detailed and all proper components, and finishes are in place, at one time many Shelby Cobra components were installed (Valve covers, 7.5 Qt oil pan, and air cleaner, suspension). A correct style reproduction Autolite battery has also been installed. The super rareT5 (and 65/66 Shelby) even-space export brace, with accompanying cowl reinforcement are still in place. The original VIN stampings are in place on the aprons, and the original body buck tag, unique to the Dearborn, Michigan cars is on the left hand apron. This car is clearly a factory GT, retaining all of the unique and original pieces that these cars used. The radiator/core support is 100% original and the punched holes for the GT fog light harness are 100% right/correct.
If you are looking for an exceptionally rare example of Ford Mustang history, here's an excellent opportunity for a collectible car that you can drive, enjoy and show. This car would do well in any quality car show anywhere in the country, and I can all but guarantee you will be the only T5 there!
A $1000.00Paypal deposit is due immediately upon acceptance of an offer. The balance is due by wire transfer only within 5 days of the close of the auction. This vehicle is sold as is, where is, with no warranty expressed or implied.
Serious interest only. The car is located in Coral Gables, near Miami. Fl. Shipping can be arranged anywhere in the US, or overseas, including, if needed BACK TO GERMANY!
This T-5 was originally purchased by a Vietnam GI, while completing his tour of duty in the Navy Exchange of The Aircraft Carrier USS Independence, the soldier was being transferred to Germany(I have all the documentation from the original owner outlining the history of this unique car). This GT T-5 Fastback is one of 25 known left of existence, it is in The T-5 registry.
Vin decodes as described below:
Body Style: "Fastback"
Interior/Seat Type: "Standard"
Paint Code: "Night-mist Blue"
Interior Trim: "Blue with blue trim"
Date Code: "14 December"
Axle ratio: "3.00:1"
Transmission Code: "4-speed manual"
FORD T5 STORY
In 1965, the top-selling Mustang in the U.S. was an affordable and attractive Ford coupe. In Germany, the year’s top-selling Mustang was a hulking commercial truck.Decidedly less sporty than America’s coupe, Germany’s
Mustang truck was an ungainly presence on the road, and its two-stroke diesel engine was a noisy, smoking slug. Produced by Krupp Motoren und Kraftwagenfabriken in 1951-68, the Mustang truck’s primary claim to fame was that it — and Krupp’s copyright — set up a roadblock for Ford’s plans to market its Mustang in Germany.
If you were a G.I. in Germany or a Nordic fan of American cars, you couldn’t buy a Ford Mustang, but you could purchase its doppelgänger: the Ford T5 – a car bearing the cryptic alpha-numeric code that Ford had assigned it during development.Marketed in Germany from 1965 until Krupp’s copyright expired in 1979, the T-5 was a Mustang lookalike and drive-alike.
A casual observer would be hard pressed to think it was anything other than a Mustang, but there are minor differences.
The Mustang name on the front fenders gave way to a T-5 badge — Ford couldn’t decide how to spell the two-character name — and the Mustang ID on the steering wheel was banished.
Practical modifications included extra bracing to fortify the body and a heavy-duty suspension.Whether the lack of a proper name and badges impeded German sales of Ford’s pony car no one will ever know, but the T-5’s existence created both a subset of Mustang collectibles and a group of enthusiasts who find them fascinating.
Production numbers for 1965 and ’66 model years have been lost, but 3,631 T5s were built in 1967-73. To date, 451 have been located; fewer than 300 are in the United States. Most of these were probably sold to American soldiers stationed in Germany and were shipped home when their owners’ tours of duty ended.To T-5 enthusiasts, the cars are highly valued, a seemingly common pony car that’s got an interesting back story? The T-5 is most certainly that.
I AM AVAILABLE TO TALK AND EXPLAIN MORE ON THIS 1966 FORD T-5, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT +1 305 801 3884, OR EMAIL ME AT email@example.comGood luck on bidding, Bernie
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