Tiffany Case’s red 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “FastbacK” from James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever will be auctioned off this Saturday, June 26, as a part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s annual “Cars and Stars Gala” fundraising event and the Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction. Previews start on Thursday, June 24th and continue through Friday, June 25th. The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, California.
The Mustang was the principle “hero car” used in Diamonds Are Forever‘s highlight chase scenes through downtown Las Vegas. Sean Connery (in his final official appearance as James Bond) and Jill St. John (playing Bond Girl Tiffany Case) appeared with this famous “fastback” in numerous scenes throughout the film. Original Ford Invoices, Marti Auto Works Elite Report, Director of chase scenes and additional research all confirm that this Mustang was the car used in the film.
The car is a fully optioned early production Mach 1, with 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air engine, C-6 automatic, with trim rings and hub caps and reproduction White side wall tires. (click here for more details and pictures).