Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction to Feature Golden Age of Ford Muscle
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – June 10, 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction®, will feature many spectacular Ford-powered muscle cars during the inaugural Northeast Auction June 23-25, 2016, at Mohegan Sun. Among those set to cross the block include a rare, matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #669) and an original, matching-numbers Highland Green 1968 Shelby GT500 KR (Lot #668).
“Original Ford Mustangs and Shelbys of the 1960s and early ‘70s are the epitome of desirable, classic American muscle,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our bidders seek them out and, in fact, a Boss 429 was our top seller at our last auction in Palm Beach. The ones featured in our inaugural Northeast docket will surely bring a lot of attention from the bidders in the arena.”
Highlighting the Ford power at Mohegan Sun is this outstanding, matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #669) finished in Wimbledon White with Black Clarion vinyl/knit, high-back bucket seats. The nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration was completed to the highest MCA concours standards and is fully documented with over 300 detailed photos. This car was ordered with a 429ci 4V Boss engine, 4-speed close-ratio manual gearbox, Traction-Lok differential and Visibility Group. It is a two-owner car that still includes the factory Build Sheet, manuals, brochures, warranty card, owner data plate and Marti Report.
An original, matching-numbers 1968 Shelby GT500 KR (Lot #668) will also cross the auction block at Mohegan Sun. This Highland Green KR 4-speed convertible features the original matching-numbers motor and transmission as well as original sheet metal and fiberglass. This King of the Road was rotisserie-restored to concours condition by Shelby restoration professionals in Riverside, California, and features a Delux Marti Report as well as an original dealer invoice verifying this Shelby’s originality.
“With all of the excitement building around it, the inaugural Northeast Auction will be a spectacular first year at Mohegan Sun,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The docket is full of incredible vehicles and that certainly includes these exceptional Ford-powered machines.”
Two rare Mustangs from the Wright Collection are also included in the docket of incredible vehicles set to cross the auction block. One is a 1970 Boss 302 Fastback (lot #625) never completely restored and still retaining most of the original sheet metal. Additionally, it is the only one equipped with this combination of options: yellow paint, black interior, 302 4V Boss engine, 4-speed wide-ratio manual transmission, tachometer, heavy-duty battery, sport deck rear seat, trim rings and hubcaps and 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle. The second is a matching-numbers 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 CJ Fastback (Lot# 740). This Mustang is a very rare R-code car featuring the Cobra Jet version of the engine that was a favorite of NHRA competitors.
The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun, June 23-25, will be broadcast live on Velocity and The Discovery Channel. For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com,or call 480-421-6694.