Barrett-Jackson | 15-Oct-2016 | Las Vegas 2016 | Venue : Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 682
Year : 1966
Engine Size : 289
Transmission : Automatic
Colour : GOLD
Interior : TAN/GOLD
Chassis No. : 6R08A133454
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Lot #682 - 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 Sonny's car using a five-spoke design. Both cars received 40 coats of lacquer paint, a Barris trademark, with Sonny's car sporting Murano Gold Pearl with orange and gold fade-away treatment over the wheel wells and grille openings. Both cars feature suede side panels, with Sonny's in brown. The interiors are even more flamboyant. Sonny's Mustang is upholstered with bobcat fur and antique buff leather trimmed with rustic suede. In addition, both cars are fitted with opulent 3 Mouton fur carpeting, with Sonny's in gold. 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. From the Tammy Allen Collection. **SOLD AS A PAIR WITH LOT 682.1**