Top 10 Mustangs
Power and performance dominate
Eric Kaminsky - January 27, 2014 10:00 AM
1968 Shelby GT500KR convertibleBarrett-Jackson Auction Company
1969 Mustang Boss 429 fastbackBarrett Jackson Auction Company
Old and new were both represented among the top 10 Mustangs sold during the January Arizona auctions. One charity also benefitted from these sales.
1) 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible (Lot 5010, Barrett-Jackson) $308,000
This documented 20,000 original-mile convertible is one of 43 produced with the special Shelby paint color, WT6066 Bright Yellow. Restored to concours quality, it features its original 428 V-8, four-speed transmission and rear axle. Documentation includes a Marti Auto Works Elite Report, original Shelby VIN tag, original build sheet, and original Ford serial number stampings.
2) 2015 Mustang GT (Lot 3010, Barrett-Jackson), $300,000
When the new 2015 Mustang arrives in showrooms later this year, Texas Ford dealer Sam Park will get the first production model after he won the bidding in this charity auction, with proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He’ll have his choice of engines, colors and options.
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3) 1969 Mustang Boss 429 fastback (Lot 1279, Barrett-Jackson), $291,500
Finished in eye-catching Candy Apple Red, this Mustang (KK1327) is one of the early hand-built Boss 429s. It has the 820-S NASCAR engine, original alumoinum O-ringed hemi heads, Ram Air Holley carb intake, and improved suspension. A Marti Report, original factory invoices, build sheets and warranty papers.
4) 1970 Mustang Boss 429 (Lot S726, Russo & Steele), $220,000
This car was hand-built at Kar Kraft in Brighton, Michigan, and is number KK 2131. It was with the same owner for the past 20 years prior to the Scottsdale sale, and has its factory-original T-Code Boss 429 engine, original drivetrain and complete original interior, with the original vent caps included. Painted Grabber Blue, it shows about 48,000 miles.
5) 1966 Shelby GT350 (Lot S736, Russo & Steele), $187,130
This 1966 GT350 was put in storage in the late 1970s, and stayed there until 2004, when it was treated to a rotisserie restoration by Gary Jones Motorsports. It was returned it to like-new condition, and has an original K-code “Hi-Po” 289 engine and all-original engine components.
6) 2009 Mustang Super Snake Don Prudhomme Edition (Lot S764, Russo & Steele), $181,630
Built to match up against the factory built Mopar Challenger factory drag cars, this limited edition Mustang has Kenne Bell cold air intakes protruding through the hood, feeding a 5.4L V-8 putting out between 750 and 800 horsepower. Only seven were made, and this one is number four in the series. It also features aerodynamic improvements, five-point safety harnesses, Borla side exhaust, BMR Racing suspension upgrades, and drag tires (with street tires available as an option). It has Carroll Shelby’s and Don Prudhomme;s signatures on the dash.
7) 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible (S721, Russo & Steele), $165,130
Purchased new by actor Lee Marvin, it is one of 318 convertibles, and one of 251 also equipped with Ford’s C-6 automatic transmission. Marvin kept it until 1972, when he gave it away. Acquired by Dick Bridges in the late 1980s, it was restored by Drew Alcazar’s Concours Restorations using NOS parts. It shows less than 47,000 miles, has its original 10-spoke Shelby wheels and is heavily optioned.
8) 1968 Shelby GT350 fastback (Lot 1281.1, Barrett-Jackson) $150,700
Finished in the original color of Lime Green with a black interior, this convertible is serial number 330, and is documented in the SAAC Registry. Purchased through Marv Tonkin Ford in Portland, it was delivered in November 1967. Features include a four-speed, upgraded steering and handling packages, and integrated roll bar. Period-correct Shelby 10-spoke rims were added during the car’s restoration. It is a multiple award winner.
9) 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback (Lot 1362, Barrett-Jackson), $121,000
This Shelby can serve as either a race car or driven on the street, is one of 1,373 made, and features the automatic transmission option. Converted to race car use in the 1990s, it has a roll cage plus upgraded suspension and steering, and Sparco seats with five-point harnesses. Under the hood is a recently rebuilt 292ci V-8 mated to a Tex Racing Super T-10 four-speed.
10) 2013 Mustang coupe SEMA Show car (Lot 3001, Barrett-Jackson), $110,000
The Mother Ford RTR (“Ready To Rock”) Spec 3 Mustang made its debut at the 2012 SEMA Show, and was sold for to benefit the Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund at TGEN Foundation. Based on the 2013 Mustang GT, the car was upgraded to 650hp, showcasing chassis, engine, suspension, aerodynamic and audio upgrades. The car toured the country after the SEMA Show.