Mustang Auction Results - Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ
As another January comes to an end it means another record breaking year for Classic Mustangs crossing the auction block at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. The poor economy only slightly dampened the spirits of bidders, but only on the less rare cars. The really exciting Mustangs still commanded amazing prices, with the usual BJ trend of a few buyers paying way too much. You may not agree, but see below and judge for yourself.
1969 Mustang Boss 429 - Sale Price $198,000
This Wimbledon White specimen of pavement pounding Mustang lore fetched a hefty price. Being one of just a few legendary Boss 429 cars certainly helped. Let's face it. The semi-hemi 429 engine is what makest this car a legend. But this particular example is even more rare. Not sold to the public, this dealer backed drag car. The already amazing engine was build to Holman Moody NASCAR specs and stroked to 525 cubic inches.
The Boss 429's were created so Ford could qualify for NASCAR competition. The rules stated the engine needed to be installed in at least 500 production cars. And even though Ford's car of choice for NASCAR was the Torino, there was nothing in the rules stating the production car needed to be the same model. The Mustang was the clear choice from a sales standpoint and hence the Boss 429 was born.
2008 Roush P-51A Mustang Fastback - Sale Price $100,000
In addition to the more typical classic Mustangs, there were several late model and specialty cars sold this year. A good example is this Gray and Black 2008 Roush P51A. This particular car is #104 of 151 built. These Roush Mustangs had the 4.6 liter completely rebuilt and upgraded to handle the conservatively rated 510 horsepower and 510 ft/lb of torque, which is made possible by the RouchCharger Supercharger system.
1965 Mustang K-code Convertible - Sale Price $73,700
Here's a lovely example of how much value these first generation Mustangs still hold. A great combination of the much desired convertible body style and the rare K code Hi-Po 289 engine. All topped off with a 4 speed transmission, Pony interior, factory Air Conditioning and the GT package.
This car is one you have to see in person to appreciate. The restoration was simply immaculate, the paint perfect and the interior flawless. This car has won numerous awards and has been featured in several magazine photo shoots.; and for good reason!
And in addition to it's historic value as an example of the great first Pony car, this particular car also has a little bit of Rock and Roll, having been owned by sons of the late Ricky Nelson.