Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
March 29, 2016
Photos By: Auctions America

Any automotive enthusiast worth his or her salt spends countless hours in front of the television any time there’s a car auction being broadcast. Whether it’s to get a better feel for current market conditions, determining what their own car might be worth, checking out the trophy wives of the big-money players, or just sitting back with a cold one and killing a few hours on a lazy Saturday, automotive auctions have become as addictive to car guys as any soap opera or home improvement show is to a housewife.

We watch them for all of the above reasons, but also to give us another reason to bang our head against the wall for not bidding on the iron that occasionally sells for super cheap. Seriously, if you have some money to spend and are thinking about buying a classic Mustang, do yourself a favor and attend an auction in your area, just to see what’s there. We’ve seen stuff sell for way cheaper than it cost to build, making the auctions a legitimate place to score deals. Don’t expect to see a G.T. 500 sell for ten grand, but more base-level coupes and restomods can be good deals at auction.

We dug through the listings for this weekend’s Auctions America Fort Lauderdale auction, happening April 1-3, 2016. This is the company’s 14th year at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, fresh on the heels of the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show. Check it out, and if you buy one of these Mustangs make sure to let us know about it.

Photo: Darin Schnabel, Auctions America

1967 Shelby G.T. 500
Lot # 474
Estimate: $150,000-$175,000
Details: Reported in original condition, 58,000 miles, Lime Gold with black interior, Marti report, P/S, P/B

Photo: Darin Schnabel, Auctions America

1969 Mach 1 428CJ
Lot # 142
Estimate: $65,000-$75,000
Details: Wimbledon White, black interior, Ram Air 428CJ, automatic, Vintage Air conditioning, P/s, P/B, fold down rear seat, AM/FM/8-track, restoration photo album included.

1965 A-Code GT Convertible
Lot # 226
Estimate: $55,000-$75,000
Details; A-Code 289, 225hp, four-speed, 3.00:1 rear gears, Mustang Times cover car, rotisserie restoration, A/C, Rally Pac, P/S, remote trunk release.

1969 Mach 1 428CJ
Lot # 416
Estimate: $55,000-$65,000
Details: Q-code, rotisserie restoration, “showroom condition,” Sport Slats, rear wing, center console, AM, P/S, P/B, Marti report.

1967 Fastback Restomod
Lot # 422
Estimate: $50,000-$60,000
Details: Silver exterior, black interior, 289, aftermarket fuel injection, C4, nine-inch, A/C, P/B, digital gauges, American Racing wheels.

1965 Shelby G.T. 350
Lot # 495
Estimate: $350,000-$450,000
Details: SMF5S472, approximately 45,000 original miles, stripes were not factory but added later, original condition interior, original K-code engine and T-10 four-speed, “era-correct” nine-inch rear.

1966 Shelby G.T. 350
Lot # 506
Estimate: $150,000-$175,000
Details: Saphire Blue with Wimbledon White stripes, six known owners, “older cosmetic restoration that is backed by a fresh drivetrain restoration,” 10-spoke Shelby wheels with Goodyear Blue Streak tires, “runs and drives excellent.”

Photo: Darin Schnabel, Auctions America

1968 Shelby G.T. 500KR convertible
Lot # 518
Estimate: $140,000-$160,000
Details: freshly restored, Shelby Registry, Lime Gold, black interior, four-speed, Shelby 10-spoke wheels, Marti report, white power top, GT Equipment Group, Visibility Group, P/S, P/B, tilt-away steering, AM, Interior Décor Group.

Photo: Darin Schnabel, Auctions America

1965 Coupe Restomod
Lot # 750
Estimate: $25,000-$35,000
Details: 390hp 289, C4, Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, new electrical, custom leather interior, A/C, stereo, ARE Five-spoke wheels, Mickey Thompson tires, detailed engine compartment.

1970 Boss 302
Lot # 761
Estimate: $50,000-$55,000
Details: “all-original one-owner car,” 290hp 302, four-speed, Bright Gold that is “90 percent original,” original stripes and chin spoiler, center console, Philco AM radio, Sun tachometer, Deluxe Interior Décor Group, “exempt” 36,000 miles, “excellent running and driving” condition.

1971 Mach 1
Lot # 153
Estimate: $35,000-$45,000
Details: 351C 4-V, C6, one-of-one Marti report, A/C, center console, tilt wheel, Magnum 500 wheels, “performance modified, rebuilt engine,” Wimbledon White, Vermillion interior, “The Marti Report breaks down this car to be one that is truly unique. First off, only 768 Mach1’s received this paint code and only 169 received the Vermillion Mach 1 Sports Interior. Twenty-three had the AM/FM stereo radio, five had raised white letter tires and one was received with the Convenience Group; according to Mr. Marti, this example is the one Mustang built with these color and option protocols.”

1964 Falcon Futura Convertible Restomod
Lot # 466
Estimate: $20,000-$30,000
Details: “As part of Auctions America’s commitment to give back to the local communities in which it operates, the company is proud to once again lend its support to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) via the sale of a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura restomod convertible. Fully restored with a custom interior and wheels, and fitted with an upsized 351ci V-8 engine paired with an automatic transmission and performance-type shifter, the Ford Restomod is estimated to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000 when it crosses the block during the event’s Saturday, April 2 sale session. It is offered without reserve, meaning it will sell to the highest bidder, with 100 percent of proceeds supporting the BGCBC. A non-profit private agency dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth, each year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County serve more than 12,500 local at-risk youth, ages 6 – 18.”