Barrett-Jackson Ford Mustangs Combine For $2.23 Million
As has been the case over the last couple of years, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona auction has been well represented by Ford Mustangs. The 2012 Barrett-Jackson auction that was held over this last weekend was no exception, with over $2.2 million raised from Ford Mustangs crossing the auction stage. Below is a run down of the most notable Mustangs that sold.
1965 Shelby GT350 – $385,000
Details: An amazing barn find that was owned by its original owner until 2009. It has complete documentation that includes a copy of the original sales agreement from Shelby American to Galpin Ford and shipped to Webster Ford in Caruthers, Calif., who sold it to the original owner on September 29, 1965. It has a California Pink Slip, the sales agreement between Webster Ford and the original owner and the California Black plates are still on the car. It has the original, matching numbers engine and drivetrain, original paint and interior with 44,000 original miles. All original sheet metal, glass and four wheels. The engine and transmission have been freshened and the car is very drivable. There is photo documentation of removing it from its resting place of many years.
2013 Shelby GT500 Durability Car – $300,000
Details: This Shelby GT500 Durability Car is a rare piece of muscle car history, and is the car that the SVT team and Carroll Shelby signed off at the racetrack. It is the genesis and inspiration for today’s Shelby GT500 production Mustangs that are available at Ford dealerships nationwide. “I’m really proud to have my name on this car that you guys [Ford SVT Team] have put together working with my dreams of what I think a car should be. And you made it that and more,” said Carroll Shelby. This Shelby GT500 Durability Car was designed and engineered by the Ford SVT team working together with Carroll Shelby. Ford SVT assembled much of this GT500 Durability by hand and then tested it on Sebring International Raceway, the High-speed Oval track at the Arizona Proving Ground, as well as the Route 66 road course, among others. It was personally piloted by Carroll Shelby during many hours of its testing. As a result of its testing, this Durability Car allowed the production GT500 to feature a 5.8L supercharged aluminum-block V8 engine cranks out 650hp and 600 lb/ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful cars ever built. Handling is world-class with a TORSEN limited-slip differential, carbon fiber one-piece drive shaft, front and rear Bilstein adjustable dampers, performance-tuned front and rear springs and front and rear stabilizer bars. The car stops on a dime with 6-piston Brembo front brake calipers, ABS Ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes and Electronic brake distribution. This vehicle is sold on a bill of sale; it cannot be titled and will be registered in the Official Shelby American Registry.
1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback – $275,000
Details: Another truly impressive Resto-Mod from the Jimmy Richardson Collection and Big Pop’s Garage. Impressed with the styling of the Eleanor Mustang Jimmy wanted something different an over-the-top. His thought, what if all of the body modifications were steel and made to be an integral part of the body. Working with two shops Jimmy was able to turn this thought into reality. Hence the BAD ASS Mustang was born. This car is truly spectacular. It is unique in its construction and styling and is a one-of-a-kind Mustang. Not only different by the drivetrain but also dimensionally and geometrically different. The front fenders and hood have been extended. The workmanship leaves nothing to be desired and is truly first class. With over 3,000 man hours spent during the build process, the investment of time shows and shows well. The engine is a Shelby aluminum block displacing 428cid with Edelbrock aluminum Stage 3 heads and topped off with a Vortech supercharger built by Keith Craft. The engine peaks at 763hp and 747lb/ft of torque. Other top name products include Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, Schott custom aluminum 3-piece wheels and every emblem is custom made. Finished in 2008 Shelby Super Snake Red with simulated bare metal stripes, this car truly stands out. Only 95 miles on the build. From the Jimmy Richardson Collection.
1970 Boss 429 Mustang – $247,500
Details: A very detailed, nut and bolt restoration was done by trained craftsmen. This paint job is great and all the panel gaps line up very nicely. The correct and matching numbers engine was restored back to original. The engine is very detailed and all correct BOSS 9 parts were used including all the correct markings and decals. The underside of the car is extremely nice and has correct primer with blue over-spray on the outside edge, just like when it was new. The complete drivetrain was rebuilt and then tested before installing on the car. It also has the correct 3.91 rear end gears. The interior is completely restored with either all new or refurbished parts. The glass is all correct dated new glass. The car has correct Magnum wheels with period correct tires. We take special pride on all the suspension. It is correct bare steel and the lower control arms were dipped in black semi-gloss paint to look exactly like new and all the correct markings are on these parts. This car was taken all the way down and then media blasted. Then we started from the ground up and meticulously detailed and put back to new condition. The trunk is very clean with the correct spare tire, inflator bottle and jack handle. If you pull back the trunk mat, you will see solid clean original metal. This car is just like new and actually the panel fitment and paint is better than new. If you are a collector of Fords, this would be the perfect car for your collection as the top muscle car Ford ever made. From the Victor Gomez Collection.
1970 Grabber Green Mustang Boss 429 – $220,000
Details: KK#2535, professional restoration. The car was stripped to bare metal and laser-straight lines created to give this BOSS a gorgeous smooth finish. It is difficult to find a BOSS 9 this complete with its original parts. Many of these cars were stripped by the owners of performance robbing extras, including smog pumps, small carburetors and exhaust systems. This is one of the cars that was left alone and driven by its owners with trunk mounted battery, vent caps, KK#, semi hemi aluminum head monster engine, rolled front fender edges for tire clearance and intimidating hood scoop. One of the most sought after muscle cars of all time.
1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible – $220,000
Details: This Shelby GT500 4-speed convertible is just one of 153 built in 1968 and is the recipient of a complete rotisserie restoration. It was refinished in its correct Candy Apple Red with white power softtop and features a host of documented factory options. Glass backlite, visibility group, décor group, tilt away steering column, cooling package, HD battery, power steering, power brakes, AM radio, wheel lip moldings and most important of all it is a documented 4-speed car. Shelby 10-spoke wheels riding on correct Goodyear Speedway 350 4 ply tires. Full Marti Report, original selling dealer paperwork and even the original Shelby Automotive order form goes with the car. 428cid 4-speed Shelby GT500 convertible. From the Ron Pratte Collection.
2012 and 1969 Mustang Boss 302 – $203,500
2012 Boss 302 Details: The Patriot Edition 2012 BOSS 302 Mustang #1/1 BOSS 302 built by Ford and given as a grand prize in the 2011 Mustang Dream Giveaway. It was made to match the classic 1969 BOSS 302. Featuring Calypso Coral paint, exterior styling and badging, performance options and autographs by Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak and Design Manager Melvin Betancourt. It comes equipped with the 5.0 Liter V8, 6-Speed manual transmission, Recaro cloth interior, rear seat delete with cross brace chassis support, front brake cooling vents, rear window louvers, quad grille headlights, painted black BOSS 302 striping and “Patriot” exterior markings. The Patriot is part of a matching pair of multi-generational factory-produced BOSS 302 Mustangs, as it was built specifically to match the 1969 BOSS 302 also up for auction. 130 miles.
1969 Boss 302 Details: Here is your chance to own a pair of multi-generational factory-produced BOSS 302 Ford Mustangs. Up for auction is this pair, an original restored 1969 BOSS 302 autographed inside and out by Trans-Am Racing legend Rufus “Parnelli” Jones and the Serial #1/1 “Patriot Edition” 2012 BOSS 302, a unique BOSS built by the Ford Motor Company specifically to match this ’69 BOSS. One of 46 built with its options, the 1969 BOSS 302 features a beautifully restored and fully operational 302cid V8 engine, Calypso Coral paint finish, 4-speed manual transmission, 3.91 rear axle, hood-mounted tachometer and aggressive BOSS styling such as the Trans-Am inspired rear window “sport slats”, quad headlights and “C” body striping. This car was fully restored before it was selected for the sweepstakes. The BOSS was then thoroughly inspected by Mustang Club of America judges for authenticity verification and then again reviewed by Dennis Mondrach, restoration licensing and performance parts manager for Ford. Then, at the 2010 SEMA show, the car was unveiled at the Ford booth and autographed on the “C” stripes and dashboard by Parnelli Jones, Indy500 and Trans-Am racing legend. The ’69 BOSS then sat on display at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. The car comes complete with its original 1969 rear dealer badge, original bill of sale showing matching chassis and engine numbers and has Marti Report.
2012 Galpin/SPX Widebody Mustang GT – $160,000
Details: SPX Commissioned this “one-of-a-kind” Ford Mustang created in collaboration with Ford Racing and the amazing craftsmen at Galpin Auto Sports to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s 2012 Scottsdale auction with all proceeds donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Founded in 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s research Hospital treats children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. SPX is a Charlotte-based, Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturer with operations in more than 35 countries. SPX’s highly engineered solutions support three critical needs around the world: electricity, processed foods and beverages, and vehicle service. SPX has a history of supporting St. Jude with the help of Barrett-Jackson. As Chris Kearney, Chairman, President and CEO of SPX shares, “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an excellent organization that does amazing work. Over the past two years, we’ve worked with Barrett-Jackson to raise more than $450,000 toward St. Jude’s fundraising efforts, and we look forward to adding to that sum with this year’s auction.” “The 1969 Ford BOSS 429 Mustang inspired this year’s effort,” notes Dave Kowalski, Vice President of SPX. “SPX wanted to blend modern technology and capture the stealthy essence of 60’s muscle cars,” he adds. It seems both 5.0 Mustang Magazine and Rides Magazine agree SPX achieved their goals as each magazine featured the SPX/St. Jude Mustang on their covers. Renowned Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) of California developed the Mustang to “perform as well as it looks,” said Ted Mengiste, director at GAS. Galpin widened the Mustang body nine inches, using all hand-rolled metal fabrication. As Ted points out, “We gave it a blown 5.0L Ford Engine with a competition cam, producing over 700 hp, coupled to a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission and other bits and pieces from Ford Racing.” Wilwood brakes and rotors were installed for braking. While the 22X14 and 22X11 Forgiato three-piece custom wheels with Pirelli Tires help transmit over 630 ft lbs of torque “to the ground.” Its black interior is accented in red suede with headrests that give tribute to St. Jude. Sunpro, a product of SPX, provided gauges. The Mustang audio system is upgraded with massive JLT speakers and amps, while maintaining the original stock head unit. The exterior is painted in a unique PPG red, reminiscent of the 60’s candy apple red paint jobs. Performance lowering spring, Bassani exhaust, BOSS Laguna Seca pedestal spoiler, and the 1969 BOSS 429 hood scoop round out this highly customized muscle car
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 SCJ – $99,000
Details: Absolutely fabulous restoration on a rust-free Arizona car, sold new in Mesa, Arizona. Equipped with a matching numbers 428cid Super Cobra Jet and a R Code 4-speed close-ratio transmission, original oil cooler, 4.30 Traction-Lok rear axle. Comes complete with Elite Marti Report documenting one of one built in this configuration. One of the rarest 428 Super Cobra Jets in existence. A complete nut and bolt frame-off restoration with all correct markings on motor and underbody. Comes with pictures to document and less than 50 test miles. From the Ron Pratte Collection.
1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet R Code – $79,200
Details: Factory R Code, 4-speed, 428 Cobra Jet, Ram Air Shaker Hood, Acapulco Blue and black interior, 3.50 Traction-Lok, power brakes and AM radio. OEM options added include power steering, front and rear spoilers and rear window louvers. Fully documented with framed Elite Marti Report, original factory invoice, original Build Sheet, warranty card, Buck Tag, numerous original 1969 and up registrations, insurance inspection paperwork and several vintage documents to support this car’s rare and unique history. It’s incredibly rare to find this kind of history with a car. This car has had only two owners in its life. It only has less than 36,800 original miles on it. Always garaged and rust-free with all its original sheet metal. Fresh concours restoration just completed. Professional, show quality paint job, freshly rebuilt date correct 428 Cobra Jet and original VIN matching 4-speed. This was a no-expense-spared restoration having all components either replaced or rebuilt accordingly. Brand new concours correct wheels and tires, Autolite battery, smog system, suspension, brakes, exhaust, wiring, fuel system, interior and trunk detailing. No stone was left unturned. From the Ron Pratte Collection.
Alice Cooper’s 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback – $51,700
Details: Here is an opportunity to own Alice Cooper’s 1965 Ford Mustang fastback with 35,915 original miles. Alice used this car for the Golf courses, going to the mall and dinner from time to time. We will include a set of Calloway golf clubs for the new owner of the car.