This ’65 Ford Mustang is the result of a careful rebuild at the hands of Rae Davis Racing, an English company famed for its work rebuilding historic racing cars to modern FIA standards.

It’s fitted with a rebuilt 289 cubic inch V8 and has a six-point roll cage by Caged Manufacturing Ltd., the interior features a Cobra Evolution pro seat with TRS race belts, a Lifeline plumbed fire extinguisher system and ignition cut-off and a caged cockpit-mounted Varley Red Top dry cell battery. The traditional deep-dish racing wheel frames a steering-column mounted Stack racing rev counter, the dash also has Racetech water temperature and oil pressure gauges with a shift-light mounted on top.

The exterior of the car is painted in period-correct Ford France colours, the side windows are both lightweight perspex and it all sits on new five-spoke alloy wheels shod in Dunlop Racing M-section tyres.

There aren’t many FIA certified racing Mustangs in Europe and this one comes with UK road registration and its FIA HTP papers, making it an excellent acquisition for lovers of classic American muscle. The car’s first outing since its restoration took place at the Goodwood Festival 2013 with former Formula 1 driver Rupert Keegan at the wheel, it’s now being offered with shakedown mileage and will be auctioned in Paris on the 5th of February 2014 by RM Auctions.

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