|Mustangs At Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2012 Preview
If you're an automotive enthusiast then you are most certainly aware that Barrett Jackson's largest collector car auction is about to kick off in Scottsdale, Arizona in just under three weeks. While we still plan to post our full coverage of all the Mustangs that will go up for sale at the event, this is a quick preview of some of the eye catchers.
2013 Shelby GT500
As in previous years Ford Motor Company will be on hand at the 2012 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction with a special Mustang being sold for a good cause. Last year Ford sold a one off Grabber Blue 2012 Boss 302 for an amazing $450,000 with the proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Again this year Ford will sell a Mustang for JDRF, lot 3043, a 2013 Shelby GT500. While the details on this vehicle have yet to be divulged we'd expect it to be the first production model for 2013, possibly in a unique color. This car will sell on January 21st at about 8:30pm.
Update: Barrett Jackson has revealed that this car is one of the original test mules used to develop the new GT500. More info is available here and the first picture of the car is available here
2013 Nascar Sprint Cup Mustang Prototype
Earlier this year Fox Sports announced that Ford Motor Company had decided against using the Mustang for Nascar Sprint Cup competition. However its apparent that at least one prototype Sprint Cup Mustang was built and it will go up for sale at the Scottsdale auction. According to the auction description it with include a custom built Roush Racing engine, a Tremec 4 speed transmission, a floating 9" rear end and will have zero miles on the clock. The 2013 Nascar Sprint Cup Mustang is lot 1564 and will cross the block on January 22nd.
Retractable Hardtop 1967 Mustang
In 1966 Ford Motor Company assigned engineer Ben J. Smith with the task of designing a retractable hardtop for the 1967 Mustang. After spending thousands of man hours and over $250,000 both Smith and Ford came to the conclusion that the retractable hardtop wasn't feasible on the car. Ford cancelled the project and the prototype was supposedly destroyed. After retirement Smith chose to continue his dream and build a retractable hardtop Mustang for himself. That unique vehicle, lot 1543, will cross the chopping block in Scottsdale on January 22nd.
SPX Boss 429 Widebody Mustang
SPX commissioned this one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang created in collaboration with Ford Racing and the amazing craftsmen at Galpin Auto Sports to be auctioned off at Barrett Jackson's 2012 Scottsdale auction with all proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The 1969 Boss 429 inspired Mustang features a blown 5.0L engine producing over 700 horsepower. It will go up for sale on Friday, January 20th as lot 3033.
Patriot Edition Boss Mustangs
Built as grand prizes for the 2011 Mustang Dream Giveaway sweepstakes, lot 1261 and 1261.1 will be sold as a matching pair. Lot 1261 is a '69 Mustang Boss 302, one of only 46 built with its options. It will be sold alongside 1261.1 which is a one of a kind 2012 Boss 302 Mustang painted Calypso Coral.
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