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Steve Davis of Barrett-Jackson Auctioning Personal Boss 302
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If you’ve watched even just a few minutes of Barrett-Jackson’s famous auctions on television you’ve met Steve Davis, the amiable smiling man in sunglasses seen center stage during the event. Steve is the president of Barrett-Jackson and much more than that, a huge Ford and Shelby enthusiast having owned his own shop in California and in 1979 he started buying/selling/restoring/collecting all things Mustang, which ultimately led him to Barrett-Jackson as a consignor and where he became known for his Mustangs and Shelbys that he sold at Barrett-Jackson every year.
Over the years Steve has owned numerous rare and desirable Shelby Mustangs and other specialty Mustangs. This 1970 Boss 302 shown here is from his own personal collection and has led a pampered life over the last ten years. Owned for twenty years by Steve, it was the recipient of a thorough and documented three year restoration from 2003 to 2006 and has only been displayed twice since the completion of said restoration. Once at the request of Ford for its Woodward Dream Cruise display and at a second request from Ford to be displayed at the annual SEMA show when Ford Racing debuted its then new Boss 302 engine block and crate engine program.
The California Boss 302 includes a Deluxe Marti Report and is listed as a one-of-one. The restoration was a meticulous, comprehensive, quality nut-and-bolt photo-documented restoration featuring the original, matching-numbers engine and four-speed manual transmission. The Deluxe Marti Report and photo documentation of the restoration process is included with the sale of the car. “As far as the condition of the Boss when I got it, it was mostly disassembled, fortunately the original engine and transmission, etc. were still with the car. The car underwent a three year comprehensive restoration from 2003-2006 under the auspice of my Visalia, California shop with friend, Bill Sanders out of Fresno California spearheading the restoration for me,” Steve explained.
While on display at the SEMA show for the Boss 302 engine launch Steve had one of his all-time favorite drivers sign the car under the hood—Parnelli Jones! “Parnelli Jones, driving hero and the guy who stirred my love for the Boss Mustang back in 1970, as my wife Janie (then girlfriend) and I watched Parnelli win at Riverside in 1970,” Steve recalled fondly.
“The car is an exceptional example and I was honored to have it invited to both the Woodward Dream Cruise on display with Ford and to SEMA to launch the Boss 302 crate engine. Those are the only two times the car has been exposed to the elements since its completion in 2006,” Steve states, so you know this Boss 302 is the cream of the crop when it comes to Boss 302s. If you have the means to bid we suggest you jump on over to www.barrett-jackson.com right now and sign up to bid or hit the road now for Scottsdale, AZ!
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While on the topic of Mustangs and Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, we found a baker’s dozen we’d certainly make room for in our garage if we had the stack of presidents to afford them. Take a look at these auction lots and their Barrett-Jackson listing description and if you end up being the new owner of one drop us a line and let us know!
Lot 1006.1 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof
This Boss 302 is finished in the original color N-code Pastel Blue. It is one of only 66 built in this color for 1970. It's powered by the correct Boss 302ci engine, close-ratio manual 4-speed transmission, posi-traction rear end with 3.50 gears and factory Shaker hood. It's had a recent engine rebuild with internals upgraded using high-performance components. The complete brake system and front suspension were professionally replaced. From the Charlie Thomas Collection.
Lot 1068 - 1968 Shelby GT350-H VIN 8T02J14931501114
This 1968 Shelby G.T. 350 Hertz edition is one of 224 built, and all numbers match. Includes Marti Report Authentication of Origin and has only 400 miles driven since the full restoration in 2011. All work done to an extremely high standard of workmanship with the emphasis on originality. It is equipped with an automatic transmission.
Lot 1087 - 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback
This is an original fastback is top-tier quality with a fresh 200-mile restoration. It’s equipped with a custom body kit and finished in DuPont Pepper Gray Metallic with a rich-black GT stripe. It features a professional Ford Racing Performance 427ci crate engine putting out almost 550hp with 150 nitrous shot for 700hp, “Go-Baby-Go” shifter and nitrous switch. The deluxe interior features Shelby-stitched Procar custom Rally seats and custom Shelby console. It also has coilover suspension and a trunk-mounted battery. The large Halibrand-style 17x10 American Racing Shelby-style wheels create an aggressive stance. Other features include all-new exterior trim, rack & pinion steering and Baer slotted and drilled disc brakes.
Lot 1123 - 1969 Ford Mustang MACH 1 428 SCJ SportsRoof
This Mach 1 is powered by a 428ci Drag Pack Super Jet Cobra Jet engine with Shaker hood, 4.30 Traction-Lok rear differential, C6 heavy-duty automatic transmission, power steering and power disc brakes. This real Drag Pack SCJ428 Mustang is verified by its Marti Report. This has had a meticulous restoration and has been painstakingly detailed with all the correct markings under the hood and on the chassis. Finished in original Cranberry Red with black interior, this is a great example. It has white-letter BFGoodrich radial T/A tires for better driveability. This car has had only a few hundred miles since completion.
Lot 1151 - 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “T5” SportsRoof
This is a rare, fully documented and highly optioned T5 Mach 1 with a Marti Report included on this rare find. Due to a patent on the word Mustang held by German truck manufacturer Krupp, Ford decided to change the names of all Mustangs destined for Germany to Ford T5s. The records of Kevin Marti show that in 1970, 337 T5s were sent to Germany. Only 24 of those have been located. Of those, 10 were Mach 1s and only three had four-speed transmissions. This car is one of those three cars, and each of those is a one-of-one. It is fully documented by a Marti Report and letter from Gary Hansen, president of the T5 Registry.
Lot 1153.1 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof
This real Boss 302 Mustang comes from a private collection and has great documentation. Built on November 6, 1969, it is listed in the Boss 302 Registry as one of only 507 Boss 302s in the registry with the Drag Pack option. A meticulous restoration of this vehicle was performed with care to insure correct details. The body of this vehicle still wears all the original sheet metal, and the body fit is laser-straight and better than new. Once the body was prepared, it was given a fresh coat of the correct Grabber Orange paint. Careful care was also given to make sure that all the body stripes were properly placed. The original engine and all associated parts were completely rebuilt to as-new condition. Everything was reassembled, and the entire engine assembly was given a coat of the correct Ford engine paint. All the exterior emblems were replaced with either new or N.O.S. pieces. The restoration on this Boss 302 Mustang is 100 percent factory-correct. Optional equipment on this vehicle includes original matching-numbers Boss 302ci engine, close-ratio four-speed transmission with Hurst shifter, front and rear spoilers, 4.30 Traction-Lok axle, oil cooler, tachometer, competition suspension, and Shaker hood scoop. This is a top-notch and well-documented car.
Lot 1324 - 1966 Shelby G.T. 350 VIN SFM6S1066
This G.T. 350 #6S1066 was originally shipped to Lima, Peru, in 1966. Teodoro Yagali raced the car extensively, including the Caminos Del Inca, a 3,000-kilometer event. Yagali won the Caminos in both 1972 and 1973. The car remained in Peru until 2002, when it returned to the U.S. Maintaining its racing colors and patina to respect this Shelby’s part in history, a complete restoration was performed. It still retains its original engine, rear-end housing and center section. A K-code close-ratio four-speed manual transmission was added at some point. In 2015, a new full restoration was underway to return the car to its original color and factory specs, with the exception of the four-speed transmission. This is a beautiful car with documented race history.
Lot 1338 - 1968 Shelby G.T. 500KR Convertible VIN 8T03R213321
This is a genuine Shelby 1968 G.T. 500KR convertible with a four-speed manual transmission, 10-spoke wheels, and tilt steering. This is a very fine example of a restored KR. It has a documented history and is listed in the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) registry, the authority on Shelby automobiles. This car began life in Lime Green and was painted red when restored. The restoration was completed by Kar Kraft, the shop that worked on many Shelbys under contract from Ford. A copy of the registration shows that it was registered at the time to Susan Minch, wife of Scott Minch, owner of Kar Kraft. It was subsequently owned by a state representative of SAAC. The car was restored with many re-creations of factory touches, such as paint approval stamps. The Shelby has won many awards, including the Lew Spencer award from SAAC 33 and a Senior Award from the American Automobile Club of America. The date codes reveal that all of the components are date-correct and the drivetrain is original.
Lot 1348 - 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby G.T. 500E Fastback
This is a low-production, #7 Eleanor Mustang that was built by Unique Performance. It’s equipped with an all-aluminum 427/525hp engine with electronic fuel injection mated to a Tremec five-speed with a hydraulic clutch and Currie 9-inch posi-traction rear. The custom interior features Carroll Shelby embroidered bucket seats and armrest, very special option rear bench seat and the glove box was signed by Carroll Shelby. It has rear QA1 gas shocks with Unique Performance front coilovers, Shelby-style traction bars, and Unique Performance rear coilover suspension. It also has a trunk-mounted battery for weight distribution, with a battery shut off. Other features include vented air ducts to brakes, 10-inch diaphragm clutch with Tilton cable-type clutch kit, PSE wheels and a 22 gallon fuel cell. It has a factory VIN plate and also Unique Performance’s VIN plate. It has many special features including Hurricane air conditioning by Old Air Products, Shelby signature gauges, Moto-Lita wood trim 15-inch steering wheel, CAE sound dampening, and custom stereo system with CD player. Also comes with high performance headers with exhaust exiting through custom side pipes. This is awesome to drive.
Lot 1365 - 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 VIN SMF5S219
This exceptional G.T. 350 is presented with no missing or altered components from its build, with all of the rare Shelby unique parts from 1965 intact. Also of great importance is the rust- and damage-free original body shell that displays all of the Shelby American modifications performed in just that one year of 1965. Historical research, along with supporting documentation, reveals that SFM5S219 was completed at Shelby American Inc. in May 1965 and immediately shipped to Herb Tousley Ford in White Bear Lake, MN, for retail sale. This was always a well-kept, unmodified car, but a previous owner undertook a very comprehensive restoration in the late 1990s, returning the car both cosmetically and mechanically to like-new. An earlier owner also procured a complete Paxton Supercharger conversion direct from Shelby American to be fitted to the original engine. This Paxton is the real deal and extremely rare, a specialized unit built exclusively for Shelby to be upfitted to 289 Cobras and G.T. 350 Shelby Mustangs. This outstanding G.T. 350 has had a careful few miles since restoration, but is completely sorted to deliver a driving experience no different than it did in 1965. Just in the last months of 2016, the car underwent a very thorough service, including the fitment of five new, correct Goodyear Blue Dot tires. At the same time, a freshening of the cosmetic restoration was performed to achieve the concours-level presentation on this car. **TITLED AS A 1965 FORD**
Lot 1400 - 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Original restored black on black Boss 429 with KK NASCAR engine. All components are on the engine with original details. It has a Kevin Marti Boss Authority Report verifying all data, components and parts. It has a build sheet and a Ford Motor Company manufacturer's statement of origin with complete list of ordered options and accessories and components with cost and dates. This Boss is spectacular, one year only, black color inside and out. Special NASCAR configured engine with four-speed manual transmission; it comes from the Reggie Jackson Collection.
Lot 1445 - 1965 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback
This stunning ground-up rotisserie build took seven years to complete, sparing no expense to achieve modern-day conveniences, yet maintaining the classic muscle-car appearance. Starting with the Ford Racing 363ci engine with FAST EFI, producing 500 plus horsepower, this horse wants to run. The transmission is a Keisler five-speed manual with custom driveshaft, has a customized Currie rear end, and Baer brakes with slotted and cross-drilled rotors. The rear suspension is TCP G-bar with TCP coilover for the front suspension with shock towers and frame. The fastback features TCP power rack-and-pinion steering with new stainless-steering column and all-new stainless braided fuel lines, aluminum power brake booster, hydraulic clutch assembly and high-flow aluminum radiator with electric fan. Billet Specialties serpentine belt assembly with polished components, complete new wiring harness, power windows and fully functioning air conditioning and heat system. Custom Billet Specialties wheels with matching half-wrap steering wheel finishes off the custom black leather interior including Ford GT500 front seats with customized grommets to keep that tough, yet classy interior. Just out of the booth with a fresh new $25,000 paint job. Classic black highlights the custom kit and straight lines.
Lot 1452 - 1970 Ford Mustang Custom SportsRoof
This was built on an original, rust-free Mach 1 body. It’s equipped with a Ford GT driveline— rear mounted 5.4L supercharged engine and six-speed manual transaxle. It also has Wilwood 6-piston brakes, EVOD knockoff wheels and coilover suspension. The leather interior features a 2000 Mustang dash with vintage gauges and carbon panels throughout.