Commissioned and constructed in 2017 by Alan Mann Racing, this 1965 Mustang race car serves as a replica of ‘DPK 6B,’ one of the renowned Mustangs commissioned by Ford and campaigned by Alan Mann Racing in the early 1960s.
The only surviving Alan Mann Mustang, ‘DPK 5B,’ claimed victory at the Tour Auto, while ‘DPK 6B’ was driven by Roy Pierpoint to secure the 1965 British Touring Car championship. Regrettably, the original ‘DPK 6B’ met its demise in a Silverstone accident in the 1970s, rendering this vehicle a tribute to Pierpoint’s Mustang.
Henry Mann undertook the task of replicating ‘DPK 6B’ and discovered an exceptional rust-free Californian bodyshell, touted as the finest Mustang ‘shell he has ever found for race car construction. The car underwent a thorough rebuild to exacting standards, featuring a fully compliant Mathwall 430bhp engine and incorporating all of Alan Mann’s enhancements for heightened competitiveness. The interior retains its originality, including authentic elements like a Halda rally clock.
Invited to participate in the 78th Members Meeting at Goodwood, this Mustang, piloted by Dario Franchitti, showcased impressive performance until an unfortunate black flag was raised due to a loose exhaust.