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Preview: Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction June 23-25

Preview: Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction June 23-25

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.”

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

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.

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

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. 

 1970 Boss 302 Fastback

1970 Boss 302 Fastback

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.

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 CJ Fastback

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 CJ Fastback

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.

Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson