December 5 auction set for GOT actor Charles Dance’s 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 12, 2015

Classic Car Auctions announced that its auction will include a very special item -- a 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible owned by none other than legendary British actor Charles Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister in the Game of Thrones series.

CCA’s auction will be held at The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on December 5. The Mustang has been in the possession of Dance since 2002 and was driven every day until 2013. After that it was decided to restore the car undertaken by Phil King of Classic American Restoration Services.

In order to restore the car, new rear wings were put in as well as new floor pans. A new braking system was installed and the 289 V8 engine was fully rebuilt. A number of other installations were done and after all that, the Mustang was then given a full bare metal deep red re-spray.

This was chosen in order to match the red and re-trimmed leather interior and the cream hood. The restoration work was finished in August. As part of the CCA’s final sale for the year, it is expected to get an estimated price between £25,000 and £30,000.

Guy Lees-Milne, CCA general manager, said that the company feels very privileged to include the Mustang in the auction and market it on behalf of Dance. Because of the already iconic status of the Mustang and the celebrity connection, CCA expects it to get a lot of interest, adds Lees-Milne.

Lees-Milne then concludes by saying that this offering is not just for Mustang fans but also for those who follow Game of Thrones as they will be driving the car that was once owned by Tywin Lannister. While the Mustang is considered as brand new, it can be described as something that is more "out of the box".

Since its full restoration last August, the only time it was driven was to obtain its MoT. With the 4.7L V8 already running smoothly, the Mustang indeed drives as well as it looks. Charles’ Mustang will be part of the CCA sale along with 100 other classic cars.

Press Release

CHARLES DANCE’S 1967 FORD MUSTANG FOR AUCTION

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

The beautiful Mustang has been owned by Charles since 2002 and was a daily driver right up until 2013. The decision was then made to treat the car to a full restoration, which was undertaken by highly respected specialist Phil King of Classic American Restoration Services.

The restoration work comprised of all new floor pans, new rear wings, a fully rebuilt 289 V8 engine and a complete new braking system to name just a few. The car then received a full bare metal re-spray in its fantastic deep red colour, which is perfectly matched with a re-trimmed red leather interior and cream hood.

The restoration was only completed in August and now is the time for the car to find a new home. It’s now going under the hammer in CCA’s final sale of year, with an estimate of between £25,000 and £30,000.

Commenting on the car, CCA general manager, Guy Lees-Milne said: “We’re privileged to be able to offer this car and sell it on behalf of Charles. This is a beautiful example of the iconic Ford Mustang, and combined with its celebrity connections we expect a lot of interest. 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!”

This car is essentially brand new and described as "out of the box". It has not been driven on the road since the full restoration other than to obtain its MoT. The car is said to drive just as well as she looks in the pictures, with the big block 4.7L V8 running smoothly.

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