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The Canberra Times

Canberra man wins a classic Ford Mustang

Matt Kimberly with his prize - a 1968 Mustang. Picture: Supplied

Life's pretty good when you win a 1968 Ford Mustang.

Canberra local Matt Kimberly is celebrating being in the fast lane after he won the 1968 Quicksilver Mustang Fastback in a Classics for a Cause giveaway.

The car was restored from a Mustang shell in the United States. It was customised to create a one-of-a-kind muscle car and imported to Australia.

Matt gets a feel for the restored and customised muscle car. Picture: Supplied

Classics for a Cause hosts giveaways of classic cars each month and donates part of the proceeds to their associated veteran charities: PTSD Dogs Australia, Invisible Injuries and SaluteForService.

Since 2019, the profit-for-purpose has donated more than $2.5 million to veteran charities.

Matt said he had been entering the draw for about a year, not with the expectation of winning, but to make a regular donation to charities he supported.

"It's still a little bit mindblowing," he said. "There was a sneaky part of me that thought it was an episode of Candid Camera until the car arrived on the back of a trailer."

Matt's not sure if he will keep or sell the car but hasn't ruled out taking it to Summernats next year.