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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.


The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?