Barrett-Jackson Spotlights Ford Performance at Scottsdale Auction
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – December 15, 2017 – Barrett-Jackson is excited to offer a diverse selection of Ford-powered history during its 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The year’s premier automotive lifestyle event will include many of the most desirable Ford collectibles representing Ford’s performance heritage on both the street and track, including a 1966 Shelby GT 350 Prototype #001 (Lot #1406).
“For well over a century, Ford has been unique among automakers,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “By providing transportation for the masses, it helped transform America. As our country’s transportation model changed, Ford was an integral part of creating the automotive enthusiast. The passion of those enthusiasts will be on display with the vast selection of Fords offered this year at Scottsdale. Bringing such a spectacular and diverse docket under one roof that spans more than a million square feet of space will make for an unforgettable 2018 Scottsdale Auction.”
Virtually any Ford provides a historical narrative. Few, however, supply the storyline of the Shelby GT350 Prototype #001 (Lot #1406). It represents the first step in what would quickly become Ford’s dragon slayer, forging a competition history that forever set the Mustang apart from the pony cars that would come after. Another notable Mustang on the docket is a 1969 Mustang Q-Code 482 Cobra Jet Convertible (Lot #1420), one of just 20 built in 1969 with a 4-speed manual transmission and one of just 50 with the 428 CJ non-Ram Air engine. Also set to cross the block is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird Custom Convertible (Lot #1417) that was a 2012 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award winner and features a Gale Banks Engineering twin-turbo engine with over 1150hp and 900 ft/lbs of torque.
Today, Ford’s performance history is written with the GT and Scottsdale will feature multiple versions of the highly sought-after vehicle, including a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot #1414) that is one of only 343 Heritage Editions produced. Another 2006 GT, Lot #1372, is finished in Tungsten Grey and, with just over 650 actual miles, has been immaculately kept with long-term ownership by Ford racing legend Bill Kolb Jr. A 2005 GT (Lot #1425.1) is finished in Mark IV Red and is one of just 2,027 produced in 2005, displaying just under 4,000 actual miles.
“Almost everyone can make a connection with a Ford vehicle,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With classic Fords from the ’30s and ’40s to the hottest Mustangs and trucks, our selection of collectible Fords truly offers something for every enthusiast. I’m thrilled that our 2018 Scottsdale Auction will provide a historic combination of Ford’s tremendous past, along with the incredible GTs set to cross the block that represent the peak of modern-era Ford Performance.”
Additional Fords set to cross the block in Scottsdale:
- ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #1410) – Matching numbers Boss 429 restored to exact factory specifications
- ’57 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible (Lot #1057) – Professionally restored and finished in rare Rosewood
- ’39 Ford Custom Roadster (Lot #1059) – Built over seven years and finished in PPG Rescue Green
- ’48 Ford Sportsman Woody Convertible (Lot #1311) – Full nut-and-bolt restoration with a rust-free body
- ’62 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup “Django” (Lot #1062) – Stunning custom and winner at 2015 Detroit Autorama
- ’66 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code (Lot #1365) – One of 57 Ford factory race cars built in ’66
“As a longtime sponsor and supporter of Barrett-Jackson, we always look forward to the outstanding selection of collectible Fords that draw enthusiasts worldwide to Scottsdale,” said Jim Owens, performance marketing manager for Ford Motor Company. “This year we are again showcasing today’s lineup – and tomorrow’s collectibles – with dyno drag racing, Ride ’N Drives with professional drivers and consumer drives of production models available to everyone on-site at the auction. It is setting up to be another spectacular event with Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale.”
The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, three-day ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.
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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. 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 features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.