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Barrett-Jackson to Auction Wild 1967 Mustang During Palm Beach Auction
If you’re like us, you have a love-hate relationship with the auction companies like Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, and Auctions America. We love them because they provide us an excuse to do absolutely nothing on a weekend except sit on the couch, sip a frosty beverage, and watch the live coverage of collector cars rolling across the block for hours on end. B-J Scottsdale is the car guy equivalent of the Super Bowl for football fans—we make a sport out of guessing the gavel price of our favorite cars. The hateful part of the relationship is that most of us can’t afford to bid on anything, and the fact that when, say, a 1965 fastback sells for a ton of money, suddenly everyone with a beat-to-death coupe thinks their car is worth ten times what it really is. But, it’s fun to be Walter Mitty through the television, isn’t it?
Well now Mustang fans have a legitimate reason to watch the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida this April 17-19 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, as there will not only be the usual selection of rare and collectable Mustangs up for sale, but also this fully custom 1967 Fastback, which has been appropriately tagged as lot #427. That’s appropriate because under that flawless black paint and between those insanely huge wheels is an all-aluminum big-block that’s making 750 horsepower. Here’s Barrett-Jackson’s official description of the car:
“This car has recently been completed. There are only a few hundred break-in miles to get everything fine-tuned. It has been lengthened and widened with a rib down the middle of the car from the front to the back. The engine has a NASCAR-style, back-set set-up. It has a custom front end featuring tri-bar halogen headlamps in custom buckets, PIAA projector driving lights and black anodized aluminum grille. Custom hood with flush locks and smoothed underside with full carbon-fiber inner fender and radiator covers. Aluminum radiator, transmission cooler, Shelby 427 aluminum bored and stroked by Keith Kraft to 527/750hp big block V8 engine, 3x2 500cfm carburetors, polished aluminum oval air cleaner and polished aluminum tri-power intake manifold. Custom-made snakeskin black anodized finned valve covers, MSD coil, distributor and plug wires, March billet serpentine drive belt system, billet pulleys, polished aluminum air conditioning compressor, chrome alternator, aluminum oil pan, ceramic-coated exhaust headers and stainless braided lines throughout. Tubular front A-arms, Wilwood 16-inch cross-drilled and slotted rear disc brakes and Wilwood 6-piston rear brake calipers, braided stainless steel brake lines and an adjustable air ride coilover front/rear suspension. Tremec T-600 6-speed transmission. Dual exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers, custom side exit exhaust tips, aluminum drive shaft, custom drive shaft loop, Currie 9-inch narrowed rear end, adjustable 4-link, fully tubbed rear. Shaved doors with Kindig It Design smooth door handles and bullet side mirrors. Trunk houses air ride air compressor, accumulator tank and dual batteries. Quarter window side body scoops, flush mount custom gas filler cap, Shelby-style rear deck lid with spoiler, and Shelby taillights tucked, smoothed and painted to match rear bumper. Outstanding, show-quality black exterior paint. The interior features custom billet and leather door panels, leather upholstered padded dash, carbon-fiber dash, Wilwood brakes and clutch pedals, Lokar billet gas pedal, indigo blue on carbon-fiber Dakota Digital VHX analog gauges, Dakota Digital center console with USB jack, indicator panel, custom upholstered leather interior with contrasting white stitching, custom windshield visors, custom embossed headliner with accent lighting, custom upholstered leather bucket seats, Hurst floor shifter and polished air conditioning. Custom iPad Mini-controlled hidden stereo system with 1500-watt True Power ARC Audio Black Series stereo system, sound insulation throughout, fully custom upholstered rear interior with hidden speakers and custom kick panels with hidden speakers. Air Ride Technologies programmable suspension system, power windows and custom billet door sills.”
There are a few other custom cars being auctioned at Palm Beach, but the Mustang is by far the wildest. Any guesses what the bid will be when the gavel comes down?
“We have some world-class customs already consigned for Palm Beach,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are excited to once again make our Palm Beach auction a fun and entertaining event for everyone in attendance.”
Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery during 19 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Friday through Sunday, April 17-19. If you want to sell a car at the Palm Beach auction, Barrett-Jackson is now accepting consignments at Barrett-Jackson.com/Consignment/Home/OpenRequest. And if you’re a high roller and feel like jumping into the shark tank of bidders, follow the link to Barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home.