Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2016: 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR convertible

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1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR | Barrett-Jackson Photos

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold April 8-10 at Barrett-Jacksons 2016 Palm Beach Auction.

Shortly after Ford launched the Mustang in April of 1964, Carroll Shelby, legendary race car driver and car builder, was tasked with transforming the pony car into a high-performance car. The result of his efforts became to be known as the 1965 Shelby GT350.

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’63 Corvette Z06 Tanker heads up Mecum’s Houston auction

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a 36-gallon fuel tank | Mecum Auctions photos
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a 36-gallon fuel tank | Mecum Auctions photos

A multiple-award-winning 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tanker, one of only 63 equipped with a 36-gallon fuel tank, is among the top attractions for Mecum Auctions’ fifth annual Houston sale April 14-16. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1966 Ford Mustang GT

The 1966 Ford Mustang GT coupe has been rotisserie restored, the seller says
The 1966 Ford Mustang GT coupe has been rotisserie restored, the seller says

Coming down from the dreamscape of the Arizona collector car auctions, many of us are craving something we can actually buy without taking out a second mortgage, especially something that’s all ready to drive and enjoy. Nothing fancy, just a solid car that will deliver plenty of pleasure with a minimum of fuss.

The Pick of the Day could fit that bill, an attractive 1966 Ford Mustang GT coupe in Lakeland, Florida, that is said to be totally restored from a car that was rust free and never in an accident. Continue reading

Three mighty Mustang Boss 429s heading to Barrett-Jackson

The Mustang Boss 429 is pwoered by the big-block V8 designed by Ford for NASCAR racing | Barrett-Jackson photos
The Mustang Boss 429 is pwoered by the big-block V8 designed by Ford for NASCAR racing | Barrett-Jackson photos

Ford’s quest to homologate its 429 cid “semi-hemi” engine for NASCAR racing resulted in one of the mightiest performance machines of the muscle-car era, the 1969-70 Mustang Boss 429, a limited-production pony car that is on every Ford collector’s A list.

Three of these brawny Bosses will be offered during Barrett-Jackson’s 45th annual Scottsdale collector car auction, which takes place January 23 through January 31 at the WestWorld event center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1967 Ford Mustang

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1967 Ford Mustang made to look like the 1967 Terlingua Mustang

“I’ve always been a fan of historic race cars but never had the budget for a genuine race car driven by one of the greats like Jerry Titus,” said the owner of our Pick of the Day, a 1967 Ford Mustang made to look like the 1967 Terlingua Mustang.

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’71 E-type brings highest price at British CCA sale

Actor's classic Mustang brings $50,349 at British auction | CCA photo
Actor’s classic Mustang brings $50,349 at British auction | CCA photo

While a 1971 Jaguar E-type Series II 2+2 topped the sales chart, two vehicles with celebrity ties were the highlights of Classic Car Auctions Christmas sale last weekend at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa, England. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The 1970 Mustang Mach 1 was a stylistic and performance standout
The 1970 Mustang Mach 1 was a stylistic and performance standout

A pony car that really pushed all the buttons as the 1960s drew to a close was the Mustang Mach 1, a solid high-performance beast with just the right touches of racer styling. The signature rear-window louvers were a brave addition that launched an aftermarket frenzy for owners of lesser Mustangs and other sporty cars.

The Pick of the Day is a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe that the seller claims is a fully authenticated car with low mileage and in great condition. The mileage reported in the ClassicCars.com listing is just 32,309, although the seller does not specify whether those are original miles or whether the car has been restored and the odometer reset or turned over. Continue reading

Espionage: The no-longer secret story of the carbon fiber Mustang

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Carbon fiber body presented by the Ring Brothers | Photos by Hans Marquez

Recently, Mike and Jim Ring, the RingBrothers, worked with a Russian client, whom they have never met and for that matter, never spoke with directly, to develop an off-the-wall car that will be shipped to London after the 2015 SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The restored 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 looks to be a bargain for an up-and-coming model
The restored 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 looks to be a bargain for an up-and-coming model

Many Mustang aficionados will argue that 1970 marked the end of the classic Mustang, and as a result, 1971-73 cars have always lived in the shadow of the earlier models, with prices reflecting this for years. We can remember seeing 100-point restorations of 1971 Mustang convertibles selling for as little as $9,500 at Barrett-Jackson.

Over the past few years as the 1960’s Mustangs have continued to increase in price, the 71-73 cars have finally started getting the respect they deserve. These cars are cool in their own way, and the Pick of the Day, a 1973 Mustang Mach 1, displays the last vestiges of form-over-function design from the Ford Motor Company, with its extreme dimensions and essentially useless rear window. Continue reading

Hagerty graphic shows most popular collector cars sold at auction for less than $15,000 in 2015

Mustangs and Corvettes dominate Hagerty’s graphic of popular cars sold for $15,000 or less | Hagerty
Mustangs and Corvettes dominate Hagerty’s graphic of popular cars sold for $15,000 or less | Hagerty

As most collector car hobbyists know, it’s getting harder to find desirable vehicles at affordable prices as the values have risen so much in recent years. Continue reading