Things will really heat up in the Northeast later this month. But summer temps have nothing to do with it. It’s when Barrett-Jackson hosts its inaugural Northeast Auction in Connecticut from June 23-25.
A bunch of incredible Ford-powered muscle cars will go on the block, including 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,” says 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.”
The matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #669) is 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. The 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 block. 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 the Shelby’s originality.
Two rare Mustangs from the Wright Collection are also included in the docket.
One is a 1970 Boss 302 Fastback (lot #625) never completely restored and still retaining most of the original sheet metal. It’s also 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.
You can watch the Northeast Auction live on Velocity and the Discovery Channel. Click here for more information on becoming a bidder.
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