Amie Williams
Associate Online Editor
April 10, 2014
Photos By: Mecum Auctions

The Mecum auction in Houston is upon us and there are some sweet rides waiting to go under the hammer. We compiled a list of notable cars that you may want to keep an eye on.

1964 GT40 Prototype – Second Oldest GT40 in Existence

The 2006 GT (GT/104) is the 4th GT40 Prototype car and the second oldest GT40 in existence. This GT40 is the first to land a podium finish. This particular car was driven by the likes of Phil Hill, Bruce McLaren, Bob Bondurant, Ken Miles, Jo Schlesser, Richie Ginther, Richard Attwood to name a few.

After the 1965 season, the car was given to Kar Kraft to be restored. Owned by Ford until 1971, it wasn’t brought back to the original ’65 Shelby livery until 2010 by Paul Lanzante. It has been displayed by Ford Motor Company at the Detroit Auto Show.

Powering the beast is a 289ci V-8 connected to a Colotti T37 4-speed transmission with stopping power provided by Girling 11.5-inch 4-wheel disc brakes. This GT40 also features four Weber 48ODA carburetors. Check out more on this GT40 here.

1963 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake – 7-Time NHRA Winner

Another classic car to cross the auction block in Houston is this 1963 Shelby Cobra “Dragonsnake” (CSX2093), the winningest competition Cobra in history.

This particular Cobra has been authenticated and certified by the Automobile Club of America (AACA) and confirmed as the true original car. A National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) record holder, this Cobra won 7 NHRA national events with either Bruce Larson or Ed Hedrick behind the wheel. It won the 1966 NHRA World Championship under Ed Hedricks ownership and driving skills. A full restoration was performed by Ziegler Coach, LA.

Options include the deluxe side curtains and optional chrome front wire wheels. You can expect to see this car on Saturday, April 12th at 1:10 p.m. More here.

1989 Ford Mustang (Lot F60.1) – 3,200 Original Miles

The 1989 Fox-body Mustang seen here has been professionally built by Deren Racing out of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and sports a mere 3,200 original miles.

Stuffed inside of the engine bay is a Ford Motorsports Racing SVO crate engine with a 3500 stall convertor and ATI C6 Street-Strip transmission. This ’89 features a custom-built Ford 9-inch narrowed rear axle, Tex Racing 4.11 positraction, a full S&W 4-link rear suspension with frame rails, lowered front frame rails with power rack and has been professionally tubbed. Wilwood and Ford 5.0 4-wheel disc brakes help to stop this highly-modified 'Stang. All in all, this entire Mustang build cost $85,000.

Expect this car to cross the Mecum auction block on Friday, April 11, 2014. Click here for more.

1973 Ford Mustang Convertible (Lot F62) – 1 of 1 With Options Listed

Here is an extremely rare ride be sold on Friday, April 11th in the form of a 1973 Ford Mustang convertible. Why is it so rare? Only 1 of 293 ever built, but only 1 of 1 with the options listed verified by Marti report.

Under the hood sits a 351ci 4-barrel connected to a 4-speed transmission. This Mustang was ordered and sent to Houston where it was sold at Joe Camp Ford in La Porte, Texas. This rare car will be blowing through the block on Friday, April 11th.

2007 Saleen S281 SC Convertible (Lot F73) – 1 of 1

This 2007 Saleen S281 SC convertible is 1 of 1 and features a beautiful Beryllium Copper Metallic paint job and a Saleen-supercharged 4.6L capable of 465 horsepower and features the speedster package with tonneau cover and rear spoiler.

Saleen 14-inch brake system hides behind Saleen 20-inch chrome wheels wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero tires and a Racecraft suspension. The interior is ostrich-textured leather down to the door inserts.

This fun car will cross the block on Friday, April 11th. Click here for more.

1969 Ford Mustang – Rare Q-Code

This rare Q-Code Mustang GT comes equipped with a 428ci engine connected to a four-speed manual transmission. Other options include power steering, power front disc brakes, Goodyear Polyglas tires, and GT hubcaps. The exterior is painted Indian Fire with a black interior. According to the Marti Report, this is build 1 of 42 with the engine and transmission code.

You can expect this ’69 to pass the Mecum block on Friday, April 11. Click here for more.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (Lot 207) – Original Wimbledon White Paint

This classic Boss 302 features 30 year old factory Wimbledon White paint on a rust-free exterior. It features the rear factory wing and rear louvers. No tears are in the upholstery and you can find it in the Boss 302 registry. This is a gem for anyone looking for that perfect classic. This is another beauty crossing the auction block on Friday, April 11. Click here for more.

1968 Ford Mustang (Lot F247) – Eleanor Replica

The remake of Gone in 60 Seconds bumped “Eleanor” to the top of many wish lists nationwide. In Houston, a 1968 Ford Mustang replica of the infamous “Eleanor” will be going under the hammer on Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

If interested in buying one of the most recognizable Mustangs in history, this “Eleanor”comes with a 408ci Eagle with stroker kit installed in a Ford 351 Windsor block mated to a Tremec 6-speed transmission.

Other goodies include ARP bolts, Meeling oil pump, Victor Jr aluminum heads port matched with a 2.05 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves 60cc chamber and 210cc intake runner. Comp cams hydraulic roller valve train, aggressive roller camshaft, roller lifters, push rods, double roller timing set and oil pump drive and aluminum intake manifold all grace the engine bay. Other mods include Shelby valve covers, March serpentine kit, new power steering pump, 100-amp alternator, Sanden SD5 air compressor, MSD distributor, Doug’s 1 ¾-inch headers and 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust.

Still, that’s not all. Other features include media-blasted new front fenders and doors, floor pans and 17x8-inch front wheels and 17x 9 rear wheels with brand new tires. Also, this ’69 includes new weather stripping, trim and seals, stainless trim, smoothed cowl, chromed door, hood, trunk and door strikers. The interior is hand-signed by the late Carroll Shelby himself and includes Shelby bucket seats. New mods include carpet, headliner, door scruff pplates, front kick panels, dash pad, steering wheel, gauges, shifter, Go Baby Go knob, nitrous switch, TCP billet pedals and power locks. It may have been easier to go over what hasn’t been installed on this sweet ride.

1993 Saleen Mustang Convertible (Lot 255) – 1 of 1

This supercharged Saleen Ford Mustang convertible is believed to have a mere 8,000 actual miles on the clock. It comes with Saleen wheels, 3.55 gears, and a Spider package. This ’93 already holds a spot on the Saleen Registry. It is 1 of 1 with the exact colors and options and just 1 of 30 convertibles produced.

You can expect this to cross the auction on Friday, April 11 at 6:45 p.m. Click here for more.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Restomod (Lot S70.1) – Showstopper

On Saturday, April 12, this 1969 Ford Mustang restomod will be going up for grabs. Power comes from a 527ci FE aluminum engine by Keith Craft complete with TWM injection. This ’69 includes a Moser Ford 9-inch rear end, 31 spline axles, Detroit True Trac rear end, WilWood 4-wheel disc brakes, a 16 gallon Fuel Safe fuel cell. This show winner is slathered in a custom-blended Acapulco Blue paint.

It will go to auction on Saturday, April 12. Click here for more.

1969 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang Fastback – 1 of 210

Just 1 of 210 Shelby GT500 Fastbacks in Acapulco Blue, this R-code features the Ram Air 428 Cobra Jet. Black leather graces the interior, creature comforts include power steering, and stopping power provided by power disc brakes. It includes the original owner’s manual and Marti Report. See this go for bids on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. More here.

1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS (Lot S130.1) – 763 Original Miles

This DeTomaso Pantera was introduced in March 1970 in Modena, Italy and then displayed at the New York Auto Show just weeks later. With just 763 original miles, this Pantera is powered by a 351ci 4-valve Cleveland engine connected to a 5-speed transmission.

Other mods include the Magnum sport wheels, air conditioning, power disc brakes, power windows, GTS badging, flare fenders and quarter extensions.

This will be up for bids on Saturday at 2:25 p.m. More here.

1967 Ford Mustang RestoMod (Lot S229) – Procharged Restomod

This '97 Ford Mustang Restomod retains the original body now covered in Kandy Blue paint. A Procharger F1R blower with 3-core intercooler mated to a Super Streetfighter C6 transmission for high power cars. The interior is custom wrapped with Native American Bison leather with an iPad mini gracing the dash. Six-piston brakes hide behind 20x5-inch Billet Specialties and also features a functional electric side exhaust. Only 100 miles have been accumulated since the restoration. See this thing on Saturday, April 12 at 5:50 p.m.