ONE of two New Zealand-built Group A Ford Mustangs has been placed on the market in Europe.
The Pinepac Racing team of brothers Bruce and Wayne Anderson were key figures in the Kiwi touring car scene in the 1980s, and their family continues to be involved in racing today in Central Muscle Cars.
The car for sale is the second Mustang built by the Pinepac squad, referred to as the ‘Black car’ owing to the bodyshell being originally painted matt black when the team received it.
Built in 1986 to the same specification as their original car – which was named ‘Abe’s Babe’ – the second car appeared only a couple of times on Australian soil.
The team entered both their cars for the BP 300 endurance race at Surfers Paradise in 1986, where this car was piloted by John English in place of an unwell Wayne Anderson, while it served as the team’s T-car at that year’s James Hardie 1000.
The ‘Black car’ raced extensively in New Zealand in period and, like its Pinepac sibling, underwent an immaculate restoration and returned to the racetrack in historic events.
Also like the team’s sister Mustang, the ‘Black car’ has spent the last few years racing in historic events across Europe after being sold to the UK in 2015.
According to the listing, the car’s mechanicals have been freshly rebuilt and comes with an extensive package of spares. The car and spares are listed on racecarsdirect.com for 165,000 euro (AU$266,273).