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.