SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 14, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will rev up this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center with an impressive stable of Ford-powered pony cars and collectible Shelby vehicles. Included in this year’s Las Vegas docket is a highly desirable 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #741) and an Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT500KR (Lot #728), both selling with No Reserve.
“Over the years, Ford and Shelby Mustangs have enjoyed a steady track record of stability and value among collectors worldwide,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “But the popularity amongst collectors is not just about the value of these vehicles, they are also incredibly fun to drive or proudly show at a concours or during a local cars and coffee show. As we celebrate the July 4th weekend during our Las Vegas Auction, these American-built cars will be amongst the most popular with our bidders.”
Finished in Royal Maroon, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #741) recently underwent a complete restoration at Muscle Car Restoration in Owasso, Oklahoma. Power comes from the S Boss 429ci engine backed by its correct RUGAE2- 4-speed manual transmission and N case 3.91 rear end. It is equipped with a correct HP block with early style intake, carburetor, distributor, KKX spindles, rear sway bar and trunk mounted battery. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this highly desirable Boss 429.
The 1968 Shelby GT500KR (Lot #728) wears Acapulco Blue and underwent a rotisserie restoration to its original condition. It is power by its original “King of the Road” 428 Cobra Jet engine backed by its factory Toploader 4-speed manual transmission and correct date N case rear end. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this spectacular Shelby.
A pair of 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertibles will also cross the block with No Reserve. Featuring Serial number 0009, Lot #721 was one of the first 10 cars built at the Shelby facility in Las Vegas. Finished in Centennial Silver, it is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine backed by an automatic transmission and the consignor states that it only has 950 miles. Very few cars, including this example, were returned by their owners to Shelby for a $22,000 supercharger upgrade that cranked the power to 500hp, making them a genuine 3-second, zero-to-60 car. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this low mileage, early production Series 1.
Lot #699 is number 54 of the 249 produced, the 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible is also finished in Centennial Silver with Maroon Stripes. Built in Las Vegas, it is one of 30 powered by a factory Vortech supercharged V8 producing 500 horsepower at the rear wheels. The carbon fiber body sits on an aluminum chassis with a total weight of 2650 lbs. The charcoal and leather gray interior feature a serialized dash plaque and Monsoon radio.
“Carroll Shelby loved using the Ford Mustang as the canvas for his creations,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “More importantly, he firmly believed that his cars were meant to be driven. We’re curating some of the very best examples of Mustangs for our Las Vegas Auction. Each one is a testament to his magic touch when it came to forward-thinking performance and design.”
Powered by a 460hp engine backed by a TREMEC T56 6-speed manual transmission, the custom 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot #725) selling with No Reserve rides on a Scott’s Chassis with RideTech coilovers and Boyd Coddington wheels. The exterior has been outfitted with flush Kindig-it door handles along with Ringbrothers hood pins and taillight bezels. The Oxblood red leather interior features a Boyd Coddington steering wheel and Memphis sound system.
From the same model year is a custom convertible 1965 Ford Mustang (Lot #705) powered by a modified 2007 GT500 engine with a Kenne Bell Mammoth supercharger backed by an automatic transmission with overdrive. Exterior customizations include powder coated trim and suspension components, narrowed bumpers with shaved bolts, a custom hood for the supercharger, as well as custom machined bezels. The custom interior includes kick panels, custom console, Classic Instrument gauges, custom stereo with touch screen head unit, Vintage Air climate control, power windows, power locks and power top with glass rear window.
Apart from the incredibly restored and customized Mustangs on the docket lies an unrestored 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 (Lot #711) powered by its C6ME data code correct 428ci V8 engine backed by its correct RUG-51 big input Toploader 4-speed manual transmission. This time capsule still wears its original Shelby VIN tag and the original VIN stamping in the passenger shock tower. The unrestored original interior features the original wood wheel, 140pmh speedometer and Stewart Warner amp and oil pressure gauges.
Collector car enthusiasts interested in registering to bid for Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction may do so here.