CHER'S 1966 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE - 212974 Sold* at Scottsdale 2018 - Lot #1089.1 CHER'S 1966 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE http://barrettjacksonimages.azureedge.net/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/212974/212974_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1089.1   CHER'S 1966 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Auction Scottsdale 2018
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Status Sold
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Lot 1089.1
Year 1966
Make FORD
Model MUSTANG
Style CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE "CHER'S"
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 6R08C133456
Exterior Color PINK
Interior Color PINK/BLACK/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 289CI
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #1089.1 - In 1965, Sonny & Cher burst upon the music scene with their #1 debut single, "I Got You Babe." Their debut album, "Look at Us," rode the Billboard chart at #2 for eight weeks at the end of 1965. Their enthusiasm and vitality embodied the growing youth culture, a phenomenon that Ford captured with its Mustang in 1964. Ford blended the two by pulling two 1966 Mustang Convertibles with nearly consecutive serial numbers from the San Jose assembly line for Sonny & Cher, giving them to George Barris, the legendary "King of Kustomizers," to personalize reflecting the onstage personas of Sonny & Cher. Both cars were factory-equipped with powertrains consisting of the proven 289ci small-block V8 engine, as well as a C4 automatic transmission. Externally, both cars received flared wheel wells, dual-simulated hood scoops and repositioned flush-mounted door handles. In addition, frontal styling was highly modified with twin openings, as well as rectangular headlights. This theme was duplicated at the rear, with a pair of wide Ford Thunderbird taillights. Both cars were fitted with unique Raider custom wheels, with Cher's wheels displaying an intricate multi-spoke pattern. Both cars received 40 coats of lacquer paint, a Barris trademark, with Cher's Mustang featuring a Hot Pink Pearl finish blended with Candy Red and a matching fade-away treatment. Both cars feature suede side panels, with Cher's in deep red. The interiors are even more flamboyant. Cher's car features white ermine fur and black antique Scottish leather upholstery, trimmed in Hot Pink suede. In addition, both cars are fitted with opulent 3" Mouton fur carpeting, with Cher's in hot pink. These Mustangs show very low mileage, and their restorations were fully and enthusiastically endorsed by George Barris. Comes with an extensive collection of Sonny & Cher memorabilia. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT #1089**
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