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

Prized muscle cars highlight Mecum’s Chicago auction

An original 1966 fiberglass prototype of the AMC AMX will be auctioned in Chicago | Mecum Auctions photos
An original 1966 fiberglass prototype of the AMC AMX will be auctioned in Chicago | Mecum Auctions photos

Muscle cars rule at Mecum’s upcoming Chicago auction, with around 1,000 collector cars expected for the annual sale October 8-10 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

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Richard Petty charity Mustang sale wows Mecum’s Dallas auction

A 2015 Ford Mustang GT customized by Richard Petty’s shop was the auction’s top seller | Mecum Auctions photos
A 2015 Ford Mustang GT customized by Richard Petty’s shop was the auction’s top seller | Mecum Auctions photos

With the crowd at Mecum’s Dallas auction electrified by the appearance of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, the charity sale Saturday of a 2015 Mustang GT customized by “The King’s” own Petty’s Garage raised $535,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America and reigned as the top-selling vehicle of the Texas auction.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas: 2006 Shelby GT-H CSM #002

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2006 Shelby GT-H CSM #002 | Barrett-Jackson Photo

Editors note: This is the third in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold September 24-26 during Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction.

The Hertz Fun Collection was initiated in March 2006 as a way to feature “fun-to-drive” vehicles such as the Nissan 350Z, PT Cruiser, Miata and Wrangler. In late 2005, Walt Seaman, vice president of Hertz Worldwide Fleet Operations, was looking for a special vehicle to be the focal point of the Fun Collection.

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Eye Candy: Pacific Grove concours auto rally

Pacific Grove has been home to concours auto rally since 1995
Pacific Grove has been home to concours auto rally since 1995

There were four signs on the windshield of the red 1967 Ford Mustang coupe parked Friday next to the aqua-colored 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible at the concours part of the annual Pacific Grove concours auto rally.

One sign was the Mustang’s rally number: 129. Another identified the car’s year, make and model. Another noted “Original Owner” and the other proclaimed the distance that owner has driven the car: 493,400 miles. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1969 Ford Mach 1 Cobra Jet

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet

In 1969, only 237 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet R-code cars were made. One of those Cobras Jets is listed on ClassicCars.com by a private seller who says, “It’s really cool that you could go to the dealership back then and buy a car with wings, spoilers, black and chrome all over, hood pins, and shaker hood. It’s just that you can buy it like that back then is really cool.” Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Reno: 2015 Mustang GT

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2015 Ford Mustang GT

Editors note: This is the eighth in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold August 6-8 at Barrett-Jacksons Reno auction.

The sixth-generation of the Ford Mustang began with the 2015 model year and marked the 50th anniversary of the pony car. Continue reading