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• One-owner car • 1,025 miles • 500-hp SVT engine • 6-speed transmission • Brembo brakes • Dual exhaust • Red with white GT stripes • Black and red interior • AM/FM CD stereo • Navigation • SVT wheels • Owner’s manual {analysis}This car, Lot T189, sold for $35,100, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s 2,400-car Kissimmee sale in Kissimmee, FL, on January 16–25, 2015. The baddest Mustang Ford is no stranger to the world of forced induction. Cars such as the 2003 and 2004 Mustang Cobras and same-era Lightning pickups carried the performance torch for the Blue Oval throughout the…
Equipped with 428 CJ and C6 transmission. Competition Suspension and AM radio. Fully documented with original window sticker and Marti Report with Talladega package. {analysis}This car, Lot 559, sold for $38,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 14, 2015. Aero tricks to win As NASCAR grew into the 1950s and 1960s, winning became more than just a game of endurance. The tracks were gaining longer and bigger banks to allow the cars to go flat-out safely, and as engine technology developed to the point where cars were able to run 500 miles without grenading, race winners…
Complete, no-expense-spared, nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration done very correctly with attention to detail. This is a true 23,000-mile car and comes fully documented with all of its options on its full Marti Report. 351 M-code V8, 4-speed transmission, Ram Air hood, power disc brakes, stripes and in-dash tach. Fully loaded car. Finished in Grabber Yellow with black interior, this car is a true head-turner. Underside done in factory-correct red oxide. {analysis}This car, Lot 341.1, sold for $27,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale on September 25–27, 2014. Mustang evolved For the ’71 model year, Ford’s design team faced intense…

1965 Shelby GT350

Written by November 2014
Rarely are automobiles as sought-after and seemingly immune to market fluctuations as Carroll Shelby’s GT350, and the first-year editions are consistently the most valuable of that breed. The Shelby American Automobile Club’s World Registry keeps detailed records of each Shelby-modified Mustang made; the 1965 GT350 presented here is a solid, documented example treated to a high-quality restoration several years ago. It remains in excellent, well-preserved condition. S/N SFM5S260, the car was originally shipped to Koons Ford in Falls Church, VA, in June 1965 and sold to Dr. John Clift of Vienna, VA; it has a well-established ownership record that is…
CSX4942 was completed at the Shelby American plant in November of 2007, near the end of the Shelby Continuation Series Cobra production, as a 427 S/C model with fiberglass bodywork. The Shelby-issued Statement of Origin lists Performance Auto Group LLC of Summit, NJ, as the original purchaser. The new Cobra was finished as seen today, sporting a classic silver metallic exterior over the optional black leather interior. It was fitted with all the correct 427 S/C features; sidepipe exhaust, quick-jack lifting points instead of bumpers, a paperclip-style roll bar, wide Halibrand-style alloy wheels and a quick-filler gas cap placed prominently…
In the November-December 2013 issue of ACC, Editor Pickering tapped me for an article about two 1969 Camaros, otherwise known as the Camaro Comparo. For this exercise, I’ll be digging into two heavy hitters: a pair of 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustangs. I’ll label this the 429 Mustang Match-up. Building the Boss The Boss 429 was the brainchild of Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen, who, after a successful 29-year career at GM, jumped ship to take the position of President at Ford Motor Company. The job didn’t last very long, about 19 months, due to some head butting with then-Executive Vice…
• 225-hp, 332-ci overhead-valve V8 engine • 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission • Independent front suspension, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes • Offered from the collection of Richard and Linda Kughn • Ford’s famed “Hide-Away Hardtop” • An outstanding restoration; well equipped with accessories and options • Displayed at the Meadow Brook Concours and the Glenmoor Gathering • Still show-ready in all regards {analysis}This car, Lot 107, sold for $66,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Amelia Island auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 8, 2014. Retracting a metal roof The Skyliner, Ford’s retractable…
• Visually accurate re-creation with modern updates • Owned by Chad McQueen, son of Steve McQueen • Documented on “Celebrity Rides” TV show • Titled as a 1968 Ford • Ford Racing 347-ci V8 engine • 450 hp • 5-speed manual transmission • RRS front independent suspension, rear RRS three-link setup • 4-wheel RRS disc brakes • Portion of proceeds to benefit Boys Republic school {analysis}This “Bullitt” Mustang replica, Lot 101, sold for $88,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 16, 2014. After all these years, Steve McQueen is still “The King of Cool.” He…
Before the new generation Torino came out in 1970, the Ford Dealers Association in Oregon got together with an idea to promote the new body style. The special Torino would be unique to the Northwest, and 601 were to be produced. Available in three colors, this one is Pacific Blue with a black hood, dual chrome hood-lock pins, dual racing mirrors, rocker panel racing stripes and argent-styled wheels. Of the 395 Type N/W models made, only five are 429s and only one is a 429 Cobra Jet. This is the car. Chrome Super Stock wheels and radials were added (original…
Ford introduced its 1957 models on October 1, 1956. In addition to the new-for-1957 styling, the big news that really caught buyers’ attention was a choice of four powerplants. Among them was the optional 312-ci E-code variant, producing 270 horsepower through a modified Holley dual 4-barrel setup borrowed from the 1956 Lincoln. 21,380 examples rolled off the production line that year, and just 977 were produced with the vaunted E-code option. This Thunderbird is the recipient of a high-quality two-year restoration in the late 1990s. Attesting to the quality of the restoration, it received an AACA National Senior First Prize…
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