2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Mustangs on the block: Saturday 1/19


Saturday is the big day here at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. The cream of the crop rolls across the block today, and by the looks of today’s lineup the collectors who have the top cars feel better about the economy. They are feeling better about rolling the dice and selling the cars they may have bought at the top of the market just 4-5 years ago.

Thus today we have a number of Shelby’s, BOSS 302 and BOSS 429 Mustangs. A select few charity sales are taking place today and some very special Mustangs from Shelby American are going to sell.

During the course of the Barrett-Jackson auction event, we walk the grounds and inspect every car we can get our hands on. In the process it is our tradition to rate the cars 1-10 and provide some of our own opinion to counter the glowing words of the seller. Come back for updates throughout the day as our ratings are added and sale prices are logged.

INDEX – Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Stories

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 – Mustangs Saturday, January 19th

Lot: 1223 – 1965 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Sale Price: $38,500

TMN Rating: Not rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not reviewed

Seller Comments: Awesome fast K Code Mustang Fastback with 289 stroked to 343, Edelbrock heads, 2 1/2″ stainless headers, rack & pinion steering, 3.89 posi 9″ rear, electric windows and power locks. Custom pony upholstery, 650 Demon carburetor and Griffin high cool radiator. This restoration is ready for show and go. Cruises at 70mph at 2400rpm in fifth gear. Drives straight and easy with rack & pinion, easy in and out with tilt wheel.

Lot: 1260.1 – 1968 Shelby GT350

Sale Price: $82,500

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: Underwent a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. According to the Marti Report this is one of 315 with these options. Original factory 302 V8 aluminum Cobra intake manifold, date code correct 4-speed transmission and Holley 600cfm carburetor. The 302 found in the GT350 is rated at 250hp. Cobra oval air cleaner and Cobra valve covers. Other factory features include power steering, deluxe steering wheel, tilt wheel, power front brakes, sport deck seats, tachometer, wheel lip molding, remote mirror and visibility/courtesy group. Documentation includes deluxe Marti Report, original Window Sticker and original Build Sheet.

Lot: 1263 – 1968 Shelby GT500

Sale Price: $104,500

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: Stunning and rare (one of 41 built with this paint/trim combination) 1968 Sunlit Gold Shelby GT500. This beautiful rotisserie restored Fastback is powered by a 428cid 4V OHV Police Interceptor engine, factory rated at 335hp with 459ft/lb of torque. Car retains all of its original fiberglass and sheet metal, as well as its bumpers, chrome, stainless and rare optioned tinted glass. Car comes with matching drivetrain, replacement engine block and its rare and original Stewart Warner greenline center gauges restored to factory original condition. Included with the sale of the car are over 100 pieces of documentation, including Deluxe Marti Report, Build Sheet, Shelby ledger, IBM punch cards, order forms, invoice repair claim forms, titles, registrations, owner’s manuals, repair manuals, DMV receipts and dozens of other documents and manuals. Options include visibility group, interior decor group, air conditioning, C-6 automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, tilt-away steering column, wood grain steering wheel, Lucas lights and Gabriel shocks. Listed in the SAAC World Registry and is validated with a 3″ binder full of documentation.

1263.1 – 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

Sale Price: $161,700

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Minor paint imperfections.

Seller Comments: This is one of 518 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertibles built. The car was produced on July 15, 1968. The engine date code is 8F11, meaning it was cast on June 11, 1968. This Shelby was ordered with a 4-speed transmission, 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle ratio, white power Convertible top with glass backlite, power steering, power front disc brakes, tilt away steering column and the 428 CJ engine. It was delivered to E.A. Swendson Ford in Milwaukee, WI. Sometime in the early 80s, it went to Seattle under ownership of Randy Dumphy. It was a very original car and he changed the AM radio to an AM\FM radio and repainted the car to red. The current owner purchased the Shelby in 2009 and chose to bring it back to its original Wimbledon White. The GT500 KR performs like the Shelby that made history in 1968. 54,392 actual miles. Documented with a Marti Report and listed in the Shelby Registry.

Lot: 1264 – 1966 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Sale Price: $143,000

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Clean and tastefully done. Only a few small nit-noids to pick at in finish details.

Seller Comments: Sublime beauty and great performance with its 427/560hp. As Popular Hot Rodding put it, when the car was featured in February 2012, “’66 Mustang pays homage to the past, while breaking new design and technology barriers – 427cid ’66 Mustang Fastback with Manners and Muscle”. Starting underneath with Total Control suspension in the front and rear, 6-piston Baer brakes and bullet proof TKO 600 transmission connected to a 9″ Ford rear, give it a solid foundation. Then added one-of-a-kind pin-drive knock-off wheels, Custom taillights, split bumper, Smokin Oats gas cap and horn button, billet aluminum hood louvers, Custom machined interior trim and Custom dash with one-of-a-kind gauges from Classic Instruments. Over 5,000 man-hours doing Custom machining, massaging sheet metal and modifying the chassis.

Lot: 1266 – 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 302

Sale Price: $82,500

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Trim mis-aligns and paint blems

Seller Comments: Rotisserie restored, numbers and codes correct plus highly optioned and documented. This bright yellow BOSS 302, produced Dec. 11, 1969 in Dearborn, MI, is optioned with the W Code 4.30:1 performance axle ratio and locking differential, which features the requisite external engine oil cooler and also includes the Shaker Hood, interior décor group and tachometer. Extremely sought after and rare combination of options. Other equipment includes 4-speed close-ratio transmission, AM radio, rear spoiler, tinted glass, Magnum 500 wheels (original FoMoCo stamped) and other options. As produced, FoMoCo only manufactured two examples in this combination of options. This concours restored BOSS 302, from Pueblo Ford in Tucson, AZ, is powered by a correct D1ZE service replacement block, plus date-coded carburetor, distributor and rev-limiter, all of which is surrounded by original body metal and the radiator support Buck Tag. Featured on cover of national publication. Documentation includes Window Sticker, Deluxe Marti Report, Lois Eminger Report and Ford 999 report, plus autographed by Parnelli Jones.

Lot: 1267 – 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

Sale Price: $148,500

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Minor body and panel mis-aligns

Seller Comments: Rare parchment/white interior and inboard lights. Sold in California and with a mostly complete ownership list it still sports its original black and yellow plates. Originally scheduled for the outlawed side running lights, you can still see the indentations that were made when the original drilled holes were filled up. Nightmist Blue metallic with the Wimbledon White stripes makes this an outstanding and rare color combination. Features a built C6MEA 428cid roller motor with ported and polished aluminum heads, port matched FoMoCo Shelby aluminum intake, twin Holley NASCAR carburetors and long tube headers. The original heads and exhaust manifolds go with the car. The car is signed by Carroll Shelby. The recently completed restoration was from top to bottom. Ownership history and restoration receipts are included. It is in the Shelby Registry. Production order, vehicle invoice and Marti Report included.

Lot: 1277 – 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Sale Price: $123,200

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Clean build, few tangible flaws

Seller Comments: This car was Custom built by G-Tech cars. The engine is a 4.6 double over head cam, specialty intake mass flow fuel injection with a Pro Charger supercharger. It is connected to a Viper 6 -speed transmission. The exhaust flows through a ceramic coated exhaust system. The front end is a Heidts Mustang tubular suspension with a 1″ sway bar and power rack & pinion steering. The independent rear suspension is a Herdts Super Ride IRS 9″ center section with inboard brakes. It has air ride suspension using the nitrous bottle as an air tank. The rear has been mini-tubbed 2 1/2″ on each side but still has a fully functional rear seat. The brakes are 12 1/2″ Wilwood on all 4 corners using an electric hydro boost brake system. The wheels are American Racing Shelby type rims with BFGoodrich G Force T/A tires. All hoses, wires and air conditioning lines are hidden inside the fenders or in the transmission tunnel under the car. The interior has Auto Meter white face gauges, cobra style tilt steering wheel, inboard battery shutoff, Go Baby Go shifter, on board air ride four corner controls, Eclipse CD 2000 stereo with infinity 4 speaker set-up, air conditioning, Custom floor and upper consoles, push start ignition, ’07 power Cobra seats with 3-point retractable seats belts and roll bar. This car is as clean underneath as it is on top.

Lot: 1287 – 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Sale Price: $110,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Killer custom build.

Seller Comments: Multiple award winnings include SEMA Mother’s Shine Award and Ford Design Award, Best Street Machine at Shades of the Past, Top Five for Street Machine of the Year at Goodguys and Car of the Year for Modified Mustang magazine. Magazine covers include Popular Hot Rodding, Modified Mustang & Ford and Cruising Style magazine. This Mustang is outfitted with a Scott’s Hot Rod full chassis, 13″ 6-piston brakes, 4.6 Liter DOHC Cobra engine with Kenne Bell Supercharger, 6-speed T-56 with twin disc McLeod clutch, Ford 9″ rear with 4.56 gear ratio and Truetrac posi-traction. The chassis has been fully welded and molded in, painted and polished. The body features many mods including shaved handles, shaved scoop on B-pillar, Custom made one-off hood, Custom made rear bumper fascia, stretched and lowered wheel well opening, shaved drip rails and topped off with a Butterscotch Pearl and satin metallic black stripes. The interior by Pro Auto Interior features hand-laid fiberglass console, many Custom laser cut aluminum and stainless steel trim, one-off Classic Instruments cluster, full stereo with navigation system and Custom Intro 18″ and 20″ wheels with Mickey Thompson tires. Don’t let the pretty underbelly fool you, its proven that it is a fully capable driver. This car was hand built by pro builder, Joe Brown, owner of Hot Rod Joe’s Rod & Custom in Lafayette, Louisiana. They have built numerous high quality rides from “Great 8” cars to SEMA cars and Goodguys winners.

Lot: 1288 – 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Sale Price: $135,300

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Perfection all around

Seller Comments: This stunning Shelby sports its original date code correct K Code 289cid and 4-speed manual transmission combination. This car was completed on May 4, 1967 at San Jose and shipped on June 7, 1967 to Burns Ford of Louisville, KY. Options when ordered included extra cooling package, courtesy light group, fold-down rear seat, power steering, power front disc brakes, interior décor group, heavy duty battery, as well as tachometer and trip odometer. Car has been autographed by Carroll Shelby in the glove box. The original engine and 4-speed Ford Top Loader transmission are rebuilt. The bulk of the high standard restoration was completed in 1994, with a correct Paxton supercharger and Paxton carburetor added in 2011, the original carburetor accompanies the car. This Shelby was entered for judging in the Cypress MCA Concours competition, wherein it performed extremely well. Copies of MCA Concours judging sheets, Deluxe Marti Report, restoration photos, original keys, copies of registry entries documenting the car and VIN breakdown sheets, owner’s manual and correspondence from the SAAC accompany the car to confirm its pedigree.

Lot: 1298 – 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Sale Price: $121,000

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: One of one S Code and other option combination to start with, but after a full rotisserie build, this is a high quality Custom show car. This Custom has been endowed with a 427cid side oiler big block with 4-speed transmission. Custom front and rear suspension to handle like a new car. Power rack & pinion steering with slotted Wilwood brakes all around. Interior amenities include high grade leather seats with carbon fiber inserts, IDIDIT steering column, cold air conditioning and electric windows. It is a nut and bolt restoration with rare and unique one-piece Custom windows. The dash is signed by Carroll Shelby with a certificate of authenticity.

Lot: 1300 – 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback

Sale Price: $194,700

TMN Rating: 8

TMN On-Site Review: Finish and trim booboos unbecoming of a car in this caliber.

Seller Comments: GT500 KR Number 3794 with 12,155 original miles. Multiple award winning, thoroughbred Shelby KR. This KR proudly presents its authentic factory assembly line parts, from the original KR only Polyglas tires to the original steel exhaust, stainless one-piece rolled tips and Autolite battery. This Shelby wears its pride of a low mileage original. Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Gold winner, AACA Grand National Senior Winner and 10 straight MCA Thoroughbred Golds. This mid-year ’68 KR Number 3794 is equipped with the 428 CJ, cast iron tail shaft C6 transmission with the 9″ rear and all original drivetrain. Factory air conditioning, tilt-away steering wheel and all the original working Shelby equipment. This fully documented KR includes the very rare original battery, Kelsey-Hayes brakes and the Shelby hubcaps. All awards and documentation go with the car.

Lot: 1313 – 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Sale Price: $99,000

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Minor non-Shelby body panel mis-aligns

Seller Comments: Listed in The Shelby Registry, S1066. Shipped to Autos Lima Tambo, a Lincoln Mercury dealer, Lima, Peru Feb. 23, 1966. Eventually ending up in the hands of Teodoro Yagali, who raced it extensively, including the Caminos Del Inca, a 3,000 kilometer race. Yagali won the Caminos Del Inca in both 1972 and 1973. 1066 remained in Peru, reportedly in a tractor trailer, until being returned to the US in 2002. Originally a green and automatic car, it was restored as you see it today. A GT350 with a very unique story and one, given its history, that surprisingly still retains its original engine.

Lot: 1321 – 2012 Shelby GT500 50th Anniversary Super Snake

Sale Price: $209,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Tops

Seller Comments: This is one of two black 50th Anniversary Super Snakes that Shelby American used to tour the country during its celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Shelby American. It was the featured car debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January of 2012 just one year ago and is currently owned by Shelby American Inc. It was also featured in numerous shows, events and magazine articles and displayed throughout the country. Production Anniversary Super Snakes were limited to only 50 black and 50 white cars with painted gold stripes. This car features Shelby/Ford Racing polished 750hp Whipple supercharger, Shelby Super Snake hood with pins, carbon fiber components, Shelby deck lid letter kit, Special 50th Anniversary badging, painted Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary gold striping, front and rear brake ducts, CSM numbered dash plaque and engine plate, Shelby 6-piston caliper front and rear brake rotor upgrade, behind the door side scoops, Shelby/Borla exhaust, Shelby/Ford Racing suspension, optional Shelby cooling package upgrade, billet short throw shifter, one-piece aluminum drive shaft, 3.73 differential, 20″ forged Shelby/Alcoa wheels, aesthetic engine kit with billet fluid caps, A-pillar gauge cluster, Shelby embroidered headrest, center console with Shelby logo, 50th Anniversary Custom car cover and museum delivery package.

Lot: 1322 – 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

Sale Price: $104,500

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Some paint wear

Seller Comments: This is Sammy Hagar’s 1967 Shelby GT500 that he owned from 1989 to 2006. Listed in the Shelby Registry, this car was a personal project of Sammy’s and was rebuilt in 1992-93. Features a solid lifter 427 tunnel port motor and Detroit locker. The car was originally ordered with a standard non-louver hood, no air conditioning, an automatic and in Nightmist Blue. The Red Rocker “Can’t Drive 55” so it was painted Guards Red with black stripes and modified with plenty of Ford speed parts. Included in this auction is a display of Sammy’s personal guitar and pick, and an autographed display bottle of Cabo Wabo Sammy used to celebrate when he sold this car in 2006. “To Sammy, Thanks. Your friend, Carroll Shelby” is proudly shown on the dash.

Lot: 1323 – 1969 Shelby GT500

Sale Price: $104,500

TMN Rating: 8

TMN On-Site Review: Chrome and trim blams

Seller Comments: This is an original matching numbers car in its original Grabber Blue color and original white side stripes with 36,545 actual miles. Equipped as delivered from the factory with an automatic transmission. Equipment is substantiated by a full Marti Report and documentation in the Shelby Registry. The car came equipped with factory air conditioning, tilt steering, AM/FM radio, rear window louver, power steering and power disc brakes. The car has had an upgraded new air conditioning compressor installed to ensure a cool drive. The original compressor is included for those who prefer the original compressor.

Lot: 1324 – 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible

Sale Price: $110,000

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: One of only 158 with this paint/trim combination and one of only 402 GT500 Convertibles made in 1968. This early production 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible is truly a beauty. Originally ordered to Watkins Ford in Scottsdale, AZ. Finished in Wimbledon White with black interior bucket seats, this Shelby is the recipient of a rotisserie restoration and finished in the highest quality. What makes this car special is that it is one of only a few Convertibles ordered with factory air. Powered by a 428cid Police Interceptor V8 rated at 360hp with a C-6 automatic transmission and a 715cfm Holley carburetor mounted on an aluminum manifold. Other factory options include power steering, power front brakes, air conditioning, tachometer and trip odometer, tinted glass and wheel well moldings. The sale includes a Deluxe Marti Report and restoration receipts.

Lot: 1330 – 1967 Shelby GT500C Continuation

Sale Price: $132,000

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: Built under license agreement with Carroll Shelby licensing, Inc., Shelby Chassis #CSC-051, complete all aluminum 427 small block stroker with 567hp by the Carroll Shelby Engine Co. Inc. Shelby block #CSW-025. Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter, Tilton 10″ diagram hydraulic clutch, Ford 9″ with Eaton 3.73 posi-traction and 31 spline axles, Bear Shelby track system power disc brakes with oversized slotted and cross drilled rotors and Shelby dual piston calipers with vented air ducts, Shelby GT40 style wheels by PSE 17″x8″ front and 17″x11″ wide rear with mini tubing, Road & Track prepared front and rear suspension components by Air Ride Technologies with air-pod controller and key remote. Power rack & pinion steering by Chris Alton Chassis Works with Bear tracker bump steer adjustable steel tie rods, Eleanor fiberglass kit, Eleanor light kit by PSE, Shelby emblems, gas lid, side pipes and sequential tail lights, MSD ignition control and coil with trunk mounted battery, aluminum cross-flow radiator by BeCool with high flow dual electric pull type cooling fans by Spal, coated headers with aluminum mufflers by Magnaflow with 2.5″ stainless steel exhaust side pipes, 2007 GT500 high back bucket seats, Shelby style 3-point retractable seat belts, Custom black leather front and rear seats with fold down rear, Old Air Products hurricane air conditioning system, CAE sound dampening, wood grained steering wheel, carbon fiber ultra light gauges by Auto Meter with 160 mph speedometer, Sony stereo CD player with 10-disc CD changer with amp and sub woofers by Pioneer, electric fuel pump with fuel pressure regulator and high performance fuel filter and 22 gallon almuminum fuel cell with battery. Carroll Shelby autographed the car in several locations. 4,200 man hour build was completed on June 30, 2012 and Shelby issued the chassis number on Sept. 25, 2012 with approximately 575 miles on build.

Lot: 1340 – 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 429

Sale Price: $170,500

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: This is an exceptionally rare Boss 429 Mustang, one of only two Boss 429 Mustang’s produced with Pastel Blue paint and white interior. This car has a Deluxe Marti Report, along with a large binder with original documents and invoices. Kar Kraft # 2290, has had only four documented owners since it was produced and shows and drives as new. The Boss has just had a complete engine rebuild to original specifications. A new clutch has been installed to complement the close ratio four speed Top Loader transmission. All Boss 429 Mustang’s were identical with the exception of the exterior and interior colors. This is a very unique and rare car that would surely be a welcome addition to any muscle car enthusiast.

Lot: 1396 – 1970 Shelby GT500 Convertible

Sale Price: $187,000

TMN Rating: Not yet rated

TMN On-Site Review: Not yet reviewed

Seller Comments: 1970 GT500 Convertible Number 1708 is factory equipped with the ultra rare Drag Pack option, including a 428 Super Cobra Jet engine with external oil cooler, 4-speed and V code 3.91 locking rear. It is also one of the first Shelbys with the extra heavy duty (XHD) suspension to accommodate the new Goodyear F60-15 Polyglas tires. Number 1708 is one of only 10 4-speed 1970 Drag Pack Shelby Convertibles produced. Rare Grabber Orange with white top and interior. Exported new to Spain as a Ford factory showing car, it remained in Europe until 2005, when it returned to the United States. Each 1970 Shelby is actually an updated 1969 model, the only known instance where a manufacturer received Federal permission to change the designated model year of existing vehicles. This required that the pass through three separate Michigan assembly plants, where they were hand finished.

Lot: 1398.1 – 2007 Shelby GT500 Custom

Sale Price: $154,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Top notch build.

Seller Comments: This 2007 Shelby GT500 was built specifically to show and drive. The car was built and debuted at the SEMA show for 2007. One of the first vehicles to receive Pirelli 405/25/24s for the rear tires and wheels are one-off Intro ID Luxury 307s. Features quick change rear end, programmable air ride front and rear by Air Ride Technologies. First edition Baer racing Shelby 6-piston brakes. Performance is stock with the exception of Bassani long tube headers, high flow C.A.T.S and Flowmaster resonators. Paint is black with red strip and matching JS Custom red interior. Can Can Red leather on all surfaces in a Custom design. Flush mounted full glass panel roof. 7″ touch screen stereo and over 2,000 watts of JL audio equipment. Back seat removed and has a gentleman’s attaché holder that was an original MG luggage rack.

Lot: 1409 – 1969 Ford Mustang MACH 1

Sale Price: $53,900

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Original racing equipment and theme hardware make for a nice specimen for a collection.

Seller Comments: In 1969, Ford entered the SCCA National Rally Race Series by fielding five 1969 Mustang Mach 1’s. Ford won the Manufacturer’s Class A Championship with Team 4, Nathan “Available” Jones, Russell “Aligator” Brown and car 4, this 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1. After winning the Championship, the car was sold to the driver, Nathan “Available” Jones who placed it on display in a museum. Upon his death, the car was sold to a private collection. Extensive documentation is included in this sale. The original Build Sheet, invoice, titles, bills of sales and Marti Report, along with letters from Ford and SCCA about the Rally teams, magazine articles, press release, SCCA driver cards, vehicle log books and even the will of Nathan Jones showing this car. The log books document all of the miles on the car. The entries include all of the service, fuel and oil since new. This Cobra Jet Mach 1 is a true survivor and a piece of automobile racing history. It remains in it’s original, unrestored, numbers matching and race ready condition.

Lot: 1411 – 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

Sale Price: $94,600

TMN Rating: 8

TMN On-Site Review: Paint chips and glass scratches bring this down from a near perfect custom build.

Seller Comments: This is a Custom Pro Built Touring Show Car. Professionally welded and sealed. Sound deadener was added to floors as well as between all the inner and outer body crevices. The CVS(Cinema Vehicle Services, body molded and panel bonded to the body. Aluminum front Custom grille. Custom vents piped to cool the brakes. Scoops are 100% functional. The paint is House of Kolor epoxy primer, epoxy sealer, Candy Apple Brandywine pin striping with charcoal stripes. The interior is full black with a Custom charcoal stainless steel dash. Fully functioning Custom black and charcoal seats. Custom aluminum short shifter over a precise Hurst linkage. Sound system with such clarity you would think you were in the front row. Lighted door sill plates. The wiring has been replaced with a full painless wiring kit. MSD coil and ignition, Taylor wires. Full front PIAA lights with BMW halos. Hella fog lights and driving lights. Shelby sequential LED tail lights. The Brakes are Stainless Steel Brake Corporation 13″ power disc brakes front and rear with booster. Braided brake lines. The rear end is Curry 9″ traction lock posi rear end with 373 gears. All new, not rebuilt. The suspension is Grabber race suspension with front and rear heavy duty sway bars. 1″ drop in front;2″ in rear. Comp. Engineering sub frame rail ties. All new bushings, control arm, shocks, springs, and spindles. Aluminum drive shaft with safety loop. Steering wheel is Flaming River rack and pinion tilt steering. Engine is 351W stroked to a 427 with 500+hp and torque, built by Ford Performance Solutions. Hydraulic roller lifters and roller rockers, Super Victor Jr. Aluminum heads, Custom roller cam, Mighty Demon 850 carburetor, and Canton 7quart oil pan with screens. The transmission is Tremec 600 5-speed with a Tremec Lakewood bell housing and multi finger clutch. Also has full Classic Auto air conditioning, which uses the existing vents and controls.

Lot: 1418 – 1971 Ford Mustang MACH 1

Sale Price: $37,400

TMN Rating: 6

TMN On-Site Review: Lots of paint quality issues.

Seller Comments: ’71 Mustang Mach I 351 Cleveland, locking rear differential, matching numbers in Grabber Green. Factory 351 Cleveland. Features power steering, power front disc brakes, select shift, Cruise-O-Matic transmission, new BFGoodrich radial T/As, sports wheel covers, color keyed racing mirrors, grille sport lamps, competition suspension and high back Mach I bucket seats. Mach I spoilers, stripes, trim rings/hubcaps, and steel guard rails. Tinted glass complete. This gorgeous matching numbers Mach I in Grabber Green with Mach I sports interior group. Beautiful and drives as showroom fresh. Rare options, matching numbers, Mach I Fastback, original Window Sticker, sales report and starting instructions.

Lot: 3013 – 2013 Shelby GT500 COBRA

Sale Price: $200,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: How can you find fault?

Seller Comments: For over 50 years, Carroll Shelby inspired designers and engineers throughout Ford Motor Company. Countless engineers crossed paths with Shelby over the years, from those who crafted the original GT40, to those working on the 2013 Shelby GT500. This one-only 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 “Cobra” was built as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby. It was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, Ford executive Jim Farley and Shelby American President, John Luft, at the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where the Shelby Cobra was the featured marque of show. Starting with the 662hp Shelby GT500, a group dubbed the “Friends of Carroll” contributed to this remarkable car. They tweaked and enhanced everything on this car. More than 850hp is generated by the Ford Racing supercharged 5.8 Liter V8. That much power required 13″ wide rear wheels wrapped in massive 345-section high performance tires. All of that rubber is covered by new wide-body fenders and the entire car is finished in the same Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes that graced many 1960s Cobra roadsters. Ford teamed up Shelby American for several key components on this tribute car. Shelby American provided a specially designed hood, new rear wide-body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and new 20″x13″ rear and 20″x10″ front wheels. After it was introduced at Monterey, this unique Shelby toured many top enthusiast events in the United States. The “Friends of Carroll” chose to honor Carroll’s commitment to charity by auctioning the car for charity. Proceeds from the sale of the incredible vehicle will be donated to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF.

Lot: 5012 – 1970 Ford Mustang MACH 1

Sale Price: $346,500

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Nicely done custom build

Seller Comments: Award winning 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “Dragon” created by the Ringbrothers has captivated enthusiasts worldwide. Mike and Jim Ring, famous for their cutting edge design and unparalleled attention to detail, have once again raised the bar for Custom automotive builders. Dragon’s powertrain includes a ROUSH 427 IR motor that cranks out 585hp and 545ft/lbs of torque. The engine is lubricated by an external oiler system with Custom oil cooler. Dragon has a smooth TKO 5-speed transmission along with a functional Custom billet dual Shaker system. The rear suspension is Detroit Speed quadralink and the front is a JME double wishbone. The massive Baer Pro Plus brakes include a brake line lock. The wheels are Custom Forgeline. The Ford GT inspired interior is a flawless design of Custom leather wrapped interior, billet accents, Recaro seats, racing harnesses, Custom Classic Instruments gauges, Alpine flat screen audio and Vintage Air. The paint is a Custom BASF “Dragon’s Blood Red” with “Castle Gray” accents. The entire front and rear end of “Dragon” are built from carbon fiber and machined billet. The unibody design was replaced with a Custom full length frame that includes belly pans running the entire length of the chassis. The doors and roof have been redesigned to make it look like it is in motion while it is standing still. Dragon’s awards include the prestigious 2010 SEMA Mothers Shine Award, 2011 Hot Rod & Restoration Golden Builder Award, 2011 Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Finalist, 2011 Car Craft Pro Builders of the Year and Mustang & Ford named it 2011 Car of the Year runner up. This amazing car has been featured in many print and online publications including Popular Hot Rodding, Modified Mustangs and Fords, and Mustang Monthly.

Lot: 5022 – 1968 Shelby EXP 500 “Green Hornet”

Sale Price: $1,980,000 (Not Met Reserve)

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Likely the best car at Barrett-Jackson this year

Seller Comments: The legendary Shelby prototype Green Hornet enjoys the distinct history of being one of the very few factory prototypes from that era that survived the crusher. It represents a rolling history of what was happening within Ford and Shelby American in the heyday of the American muscle car era. In 1967 the Ford team was impressed with a prototype Mustang known as “Li’l Red” which inspired the “California Special” also known as the GT/CS. As a result of this effort, two prototypes were built. One of those prototypes was VIN 8F01S104288, a Lime Gold, 1968 Mustang notchback, with a deluxe Ivy Gold interior, 390 V8 engine and C6 automatic transmission. After completing the show circuit, the decision was made not to move forward with the GT/SC program, but instead of being scrapped, the Lime Gold notchback was sent to Shelby American to once again become a prototype, this time for a different kind of Mustang…a Shelby. It was going to be an experimental Shelby, EXP 500, a prototype that would become fondly known as “The Green Hornet.” Many modifications were done, as the Green Hornet became the platform for innovation in design, performance and handling, including an experimental Conelec fuel injection system, independent rear suspension and a unique rear disc brake configuration. The Green Hornet became the pet-project of Fred Goodell, Chief Engineer at Shelby American, and both Fred and Carroll Shelby himself spent a lot of time testing and developing components for this project. The destiny of most all concepts and prototypes of the era, especially when the concept did not make it into production, was to meet their demise at the business-end of a crusher. In the case of the Green Hornet, fate intervened, and a Ford executive’s fondness for the car, and his ability to wrangle some paperwork, saved the Green Hornet from the crusher and allowed it to slip into the mainstream where it enjoyed a somewhat mundane existence for decades until it was rediscovered and restored back to its former glory. The provenance and story of this incredibly significant piece of Ford, Shelby, and muscle car history is widely publicized and documented. For decades it was thought that the Green Hornet had been destroyed like “Li’l Red” and its celebrated existence had become nothing more than urban legend. When the Green Hornet was discovered to be alive and well and documented by none other than Fred Goodell himself, it was nothing short of miraculous. The Green Hornet’s provenance of being a double-prototype, and an experimental platform for innovation and design, puts it into a unique category and represents the best of the best at both Ford and Shelby at the time. Arguably the rarest and most desirable Shelby Mustang of all time, with a documented provenance verifying its authenticity and history, it is, as Carroll said: “the one and only Green Hornet.”

Lot: 5023 – 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Sale Price: $242,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Magnificently done

Seller Comments: Highly documented, highly detailed and extremely rare. This 1965 Shelby GT350, serial number SFM5S195, has a noteworthy history as verified by Howard Pardee, SAAC Registrar for 1965/1966 GT350s. This GT350 started life in Louisiana and was used primarily in motorsports events. The original engine expired and was replaced with an R Model crate engine from Shelby American. In 1981, the Ford Motor Company purchased 5S195 to be used in their cross country Performance Heritage Tour. Following the tour, Ford prominently displayed 5S195 in the Henry Ford Museum. Since Ford’s ownership, this GT350 has been the prize of three significant collection. Two-time class winner at SAAC Nationals plus scores of concours events, denotes excellence to exterior paint, untouched for 32 years, and original interior. This unspoiled GT350 is numbers and codes correct and is equipped with the Shelby Performance optioned 48-IDA Weber carburation induction system as well as the Shelby-Cragar 5-spoke wheels mounted with Goodyear blue-dot tires. The original S2MS Shelby intake with correct S1MS 715cfm Holley carburetor is included in the sale.

Lot: 5024 – 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

Sale Price: $192,500

TMN Rating: 6

TMN On-Site Review: Rough but is a survivor. Needs restoration

Seller Comments: This is a rare ’67 Mustang that has been on display at the Shelby American Museum in Las Vegas and on a limited national tour that included The Quail- A Motorsport Gathering and the Shelby American Automobile Club annual convention. It currently has 9,841 miles and may be one of the lowest mileage ’67 Shelby GT500s in existence. This Shelby is owned by Stephen Becker. “This car was one of the first GT500’s produced at the Shelby American factory” said Becker. “From its design and performance to its heritage and history, there’s nothing like it.” The car is truly a special survivor. In 1966, Edward Milkos decided to order the ’67 Shelby for drag racing. After the car was delivered on February 27, 1967, he spent the next two years competing in races. Unfortunately, his racing career ended when he suffered a serious injury. By the time Milkos healed, fuel prices had dramatically risen and the car was stored in his basement. 30 years later, Milkos decided to trade in the Shelby to Becker for a late model Jaguar. This 1967 GT500 is a Nightmist Blue with black interior, a highly desired color combination. Equipped with its matching numbers 428cid Police Interceptor engine with dual 4 barrel carburetion, 4-speed transmission and rear end. All original documentation including New Jersey plate and inspection sticker and the consecutive Shelby production number. The car still has its original paint, wheels, tires and drivetrain. “This original, well documented, low mileage vehicle is one of the rarest Shelby’s ever built and one of my prized possessions,” noted Becker.

Lot: 5026 – 1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 429

Sale Price: $247,500

TMN Rating: 9

TMN On-Site Review: Minor exterior finish blems

Seller Comments: 13,000 original miles. Title represents mileage exempt. Seller represents original miles, and will provide a notarized, written affidavit to that effect. Un-restored BOSS 429 with original paint and drivetrain. One of the last rare 820 S Code NASCAR engine cars built, KK 1460. Original Goodyear F-60-15 Polyglas tires with very nice date coded wheels and the original 2-piece lug nuts. Original Ram Air air cleaner, snorkel and heat shield. Original date coded carburetor, smog pump, brackets and hoses, and early C9AF-U distributor. All original very nice interior including original very nice carpet, original all intact trunk mat, space saver tire, canister, jack and handle, headlight aimer bag along with correct replacement battery with correct vent caps. Original rust-free straight body. All original Carlite glass throughout and “TS” Ford script headlights with factory chrome trim. All factory exhaust including H-pipe, heat tube and flapper, resonators, date coded transverse muffler, exhaust hangers and turn downs. Original date coded KKX shocks and suspension. Inspected by BOSS guru Ed Meyer and has received two Chairman’s Awards for survivor cars. Deluxe Marti Report with copy of Window Sticker as well as Ford papers and letters. Original dealer card, owner’s manual with supplement, litter bag, safety and warranty book. Build Sheets still under carpet in back, never been removed. Have copies of titles including original title signed by 17 year old original owners mother because he was too young to sign. Have copy of original financial paperwork from Catterpillar Financial as the original owner worked for Catterpillar before going to Vietnam. Still has original John Bearce Ford dealer sticker on back of car. Featured in five books including Mustang Milestones by David Newhart. Featured in numerous magazines including Hemmings Muscle Machine July 2008, Mustangs & Fords, and Super Fords. Featured on the websites How Stuff Works 1969 BOSS 429 and 1969 Mustang Top Speed. The car is in the BOSS Registry with picture. Original low mileage survivor cars are the most treasured by collectors.

Lot: 5036 – 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Sale Price: $247,500

TMN Rating: 7

TMN On-Site Review: Trim boo boos and paint cracks. Restorer

Seller Comments: Survivor car. Never restored, all original, fully documented example of one of the most collectable American muscle cars of all time. This car won the Survivor Award at SAAC, 1994 in Indianapolis, IN. It also won the Chairman’s Award in 2007 at SAAC in Miller Raceway, UT. Fully documented including the order from Burns Ford, Inc in Louisville, KY dated 6/16/66 as well as the invoice from Shelby American, Inc dated 6/22/66. Original title to first owner dated 7/23/66. Invoices from Shelby for warranty claims, documents from subsequent owners as well as several sales contracts. Documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry. All equipment on original invoice is still on the car including Magnum wheels and rear seat. Painted Raven Black with no stripes. Just over 21,000 original miles.

Lot: 5039 – 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Sale Price: $165,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Very nice car

Seller Comments: Sitting before you is one of the most unique and important 1967 Shelby Mustangs on the planet. A fully documented Ford pilot show car, built for internal use and displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the fall of 1966. This GT350 boasts first day of production status, which is the earliest completion/build date of any 1967 Shelby. Shelby historians believe that this is the first production 1967 Shelby produced as the Ford VIN is 75 units ahead of any other 1967 Shelby produced. After this special Shelby completed the show circuit, Ford gifted it to the Chairman of Avis Rent a Car. Speculation being that Ford was in discussion with Avis to persuade them to replace the Hertz Rent a Car Shelby Program for 1967. This vehicle retains each and every one of the unique and early hand built, non-production pieces that make these early production 1967 Shelby’s incredibly hard to restore. Items such as the one piece grill, steel reinforced hood and deck lid, flat taillight panel, flat gas cap, very rare 4-point roll bar, inboard lights, red upper side marker lights, and documented original hand engraved Shelby ID plate. After extensive research about the cars remarkable history, the current owner completed a very high quality nut and bolt, concourse restoration. Virtually all NOS parts were used in this restoration. A total of 45 miles have been logged since its completion. A Gold Concourse winner at multiple SAAC events. Remarkably, this Shelby retains 100% of its original body panels, along with its original serial numbered engine and transmission, including all original paper work.

Lot: 5048 – 1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 429

Sale Price: $275,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Excellence all around

Seller Comments: KK-1902 is a beautiful example of a hand built Special Performance Mustang from the legendary Ford Motor Company race shop Kar Kraft is one of only 93 painted this stunning color. The Concours Gold winning restoration was preformed on a never rusted, raced or abused body purchased from the original owner. Complete with all original factory sheetmetal, including the rolled fenders, quarters and front valance. The Concours detail by SAAC Head Judge Ed Meyer includes correct date codes, color codes, chalk and grease pencil marks, decals, tags and stickers just as it came off the assembly line. The matching numbers drivetrain includes the high-revving 820T solid lifter engine rebuilt by BOSS 429 specialists Ohio George and Gregg Montgomery. The engine has forged aluminum pistons, forged steel crank, high-nickel HP-429 4-bolt main block with screw-in freeze plugs, aluminum HEMI heads, forged rocker arms, hi-rise aluminum intake, Holley carburetor by Pony Carbs, aluminum valve covers, dual point distributor by Mike Ulrey, factory Drag Pack oil cooler, close ratio 4-speed and 3.91 Traction-Lok rear with nodular iron center section. This BOSS’s unique competition suspension includes the original front and rear sway bars, staggered shocks and extra heavy duty components. This BOSS has deluxe interior, hi-back bucket seats, console, factory tachometer, unique vented trunk mounted battery, front spoiler, power steering and power brakes. There are over 300 unique individual parts and hardware items that total over 800 pieces to complete a 1969 BOSS 429 Mustang and this BOSS has them all. Complete documentation including Special Performance vehicle ID tag, KK sticker, body Buck Tags, all body stamped VIN numbers, warranty papers, Build Sheets, both invoices, Marti Report and all letters from Ford.

Lot: 5050 – 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

Sale Price: $143,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Definition of perfection

Seller Comments: This fantastic two owner car has everything a Shelby collector would want. Originally a Ford Brass Hat car, this Shelby comes fully documented through an entensive Marti Report. Listed in the Shelby Registry, this car is rare as a Convertible KR with factory air conditioning. The car has been treated to a recent rotisserie restoration. Ford took the 428cid Cobra Jet engine and reworked it using special cylinder heads, engine block and specialized internals such as pistons and connecting rods. Ford rated the engine at 335hp. A special car by all measures. Truly a stunning Shelby.

Lot: 5051 – 1965 Ford Mustang Custom

Sale Price: $286,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: Top notch custom build

Seller Comments: A 1965 Ford Mustang nicknamed “Producer” and built by the Ringbrothers that claimed the title of the 2012 Goodguys Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award. The car, which debuted at SEMA last year, drove off with the top award at the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Well known for their ability to transform Mustang’s into modern masterpieces, the Ringbrothers have set the bar even higher with this ’65 Mustang. The body was widened an incredible 4″, highlighted by the Custom BASF orange paint, and both the hood and roof are carbon fiber signature Ringbrothers touches. Under the hood is a high compression Keith Craft-built 427cid stroker based on the 351 Windsor small block making 740 crank horsepower.

Lot: 5052 – 2007 Shelby Mustang Custom

Sale Price: $77,000

TMN Rating: 10

TMN On-Site Review: There is a reason this car is on sale today.

Seller Comments: The Ringbrothers were asked to make a 2007 Shelby the “Big Sister” to their award winning 1965 Mustang “Producer.” Completed with BASF Waterborne Glasurit paint, Flowmaster exhaust, 630hp supercharged 5.4 Liter, graphics by Psycolorgy, Ringbrothers 3-piece pin drive wheels by Forgeline, carbon roof, side fender inserts and hood scoop, 2-piece quarter window inserts and all Royal Purple fluids. 

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