Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
June 15, 2018
Photos By: Barrett Jackson

Attending a classic and specialty vehicle auction is something every enthusiast should have on their “bucket list” of ultimate car things to do. You’ll witness everything from classic Italian and German sports cars, to ice cream trucks and military vehicles, to classic and modern domestic muscle cross the stage. Who knows, you might even find something you just can’t leave without and place a winning big! Not to mention there are a ton of things to do at said auctions, including new vehicle test drives, performance driving thrill rides, celebrity appearances, man cave gear, automotive art, and much more.

If you’re in the Northeast the Barrett-Jackson 3rd Annual Northeast Auction is your next chance to check that line item off of your bucket list! Coming up June 20-23, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, it’s just a short drive for most people in that area of the country. Best of all for us Blue Oval fans, Barrett-Jackson has a huge docket of Ford cars heading to auction there! You’ll witness such vehicles as a professionally-built custom ’60 Ford Starliner (Lot #750) nicknamed “May Cause Dangerous.” If you’re more into late-model collectibles you won’t want to miss one of the smallest production run Shelby model Mustangs built—one of only 100 built ’08 Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby Mustang GTs (Lot #398) will also cross the block at Mohegan Sun.

“Ford Motor Company has been a big part of the Barrett-Jackson family for many years,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Earlier this year in Scottsdale we teamed up to sell the first current-generation Ford GT ever available at public auction, which brought in $2.55 million for charity. We also hosted film star Chad McQueen for the charity sale of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt VIN 001. Ford will continue to rev up the excitement during our Northeast Auction with the Ride ’N Drives, an interactive exhibit, and an impressive display of their latest lineup of vehicles. We’re proud to have Ford as an important part of our collector car auction, and the many automotive lifestyle events and activities for fans to experience throughout the event.”

Ford Mustangs, including Shelby versions of the famous Pony car, will be well-represented during the Northeast Auction. A ’70 Shelby G.T. 500 (Lot #656) is the last model year of the first-generation Shelby Mustangs and is one of 42 with its paint and trim codes and the 3.91 Drag Pack package. It has only 78,500 original miles and features the original, rebuilt XHD suspension and engine.

“We have an enviable docket of Ford vehicles lining up for the Northeast Auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Ford has continued to innovate and evolve its vehicles since Henry Ford first introduced the Model A over a century ago. There’s a deep passion for Ford-powered vehicles among performance enthusiasts and collectors around the world. We’re proud to have such a broad mix of these Blue Oval cars coming to our Northeast Auction.”

But that’s not all! Other Ford-powered vehicles crossing the auction block include a ’70 Ford Torino Cobra SportsRoof (Lot #631) that has undergone a high-quality restoration. With only 31,324 original miles, the Cobra 429 is one of only 7,675 Torino Cobras produced in 1970. A well-optioned ’55 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner (Lot #355) is one of 1,999 produced in 1955. It underwent a frame-off restoration in 1990 and has been cared for in a collection for 27 years. More late-model Fords, like a’14 Shelby GT500SE Super Snake (Lot #674) – Signature Edition is #23 of only 50 produced by Shelby American can be seen crossing the block as well.

Of course if you’re looking for a classic Mustang perhaps a modified ’69 Mach 1 SportsRoof (Lot #749), the product of a no-expense-spared restoration, or a ’68 Mustang High Country Special (Lot #358), which is just one of 251 made in ’68 with the High Country Special option, might be more to your liking. There are plenty of “Ford powered” to choose from too, including a ’37 Ford custom-built roadster (Lot #717) and a 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra continuation (Lot #672), one of just 50 made, are all going to be auctioned off too.

Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction is June 20-23, 2018 and will be the first event inside Mohegan Sun’s new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. Preview Day/Family Value Day is Wednesday, June 20, with the collector car and automobilia auctions beginning Thursday, June 21. A full schedule of events, including TV times, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com. The preview docket is now available; for information on becoming a bidder, go to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.

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