The hand of the king’s Mustang

24 October, 2015

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will be offering a very special 1967 Ford Mustang convertible — owned by British actor and Game of Thrones star Charles Dance — in its auction on December 5 at The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.  

This Mustang has been owned by Dance since 2002, and was a daily driver right up until 2013, when he was made to treat the car to a full restoration. This included fitting all-new floor pans, new rear wings, a fully rebuilt 289 V8 engine, and a complete new brake system. The car then received a full bare-metal respray.

The Mustang is now going under the hammer in CCA’s final sale of the year, with an estimate of between £25,000–£30,000 (NZ$56,350–67,610).

Commenting on the car, CCA general manager Guy Lees-Milne said, “This is the ideal car not just for Mustang fans but for Game of Thrones obsessives around the world. Just imagine driving the car once owned by Tywin Lannister!”

The Mustang will join around 100 other classic cars in CCA’s December sale.


Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.