Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
September 30, 2016

If you had told us ten years ago that one of the most popular automotive-themed television shows would be a three-day, live coverage of an auction, we would have said you’re off your meds. But like most car guys, we end up having the B-J auction coverage on as background noise during weekend chores, waiting for something of interest to come on the screen, then flop between remarking at how cheap one car sold for while lamenting how ridiculously another one cost.

Regardless of the entertainment value of the televised auctions, they’re also a look into market values. Granted, many of the bidders are rich guys looking to impress their trophy wives and therefore jack up the price of mainstream cars beyond their true market value, in a “mine’s bigger than yours” battle with fellow rich-guys-with-trophy-wives. But in lieu of those bidders, you can get an idea of a car’s value by watching the gavel price that a similar example sells for.

Lots 682 and 682.1 will be auctioned together, and are the 1966 Mustangs customized when new by legendary customizer George Barris for the pop music and television duo Sonny and Cher. The care are very much Barris-style ’60s customs, but that makes them unique and valuable to the right collector. We remember seeing at least one of them in the Petersen Museum’s Vault several years ago.

The next Barrett-Jackson auction is just around the corner, on October 13-15 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and there are some interesting and collectible Mustangs (as well as other Fords) that will cross the auction block, so we thought we’d show you some of the more interesting ones. If you have deep pockets, enter yourself as a bidder and drive home one of these beauties. Or if you’re like us and can’t possibly afford to breathe in the rare air at the auction, tune to the Velocity channel and watch the action live.

And if anyone reading this ends up buying the Barris-built Sonny and Cher Mustangs, let us know and we’ll do a story on them!

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