Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction to feature golden age of Ford muscle

(June 15, 2016) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Barrett-Jackson will feature many spectacular Ford-powered muscle cars during the inaugural Northeast Auction June 23-25 at Mohegan Sun hotel, casino and arena. Among those set to cross the block include a rare, matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 and an original, matching-numbers Highland Green 1968 Shelby GT500 KR.

“Original Ford Mustangs and Shelbys of the 1960s and early ‘70s are the epitome of desirable, classic American muscle,” said 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 finished in Wimbledon White

Highlighting the Ford power at Mohegan Sun is this outstanding, matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 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 p

This 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 will also cross the auction block at Mohegan Sun. 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 this Shelby’s originality.

“With all of the excitement building around it, the inaugural Northeast Auction will be a spectacular first year at Mohegan Sun,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The docket is full of incredible vehicles and that certainly includes these exceptional Ford-powered machines.”

Two rare Mustangs from the Wright Collection are also included in the docket of incredible vehicles set to cross the auction block. One is a 1970 Boss 302 Fastback never completely restored and still retaining most of the original sheet metal. Additionally, it is 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 (pictured above). This Mustang is a very rare R-code car featuring the Cobra Jet version of the engine that was a favorite of NHRA competitors.

The inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun, June 23-25, will be broadcast live on Velocity and Discovery Channel. For more information
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