Remember the Mustang pool table? Well now there’s more of the same, but better. The Shelby version of that pool table, signed by Mr. Carroll Shelby himself. There are still about a dozen or so available, going from $12,000 to $30,000 in case you’re interested.
Me? I’d buy a real Mustang with that kind of money.
Two more weeks before the Barret-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is on. Barret-Jackson is famous for organizing ‘the world’s greatest collector car auctions’ (like they claim themselves) but I’m sure you Mustang lovers knew that already. And as usual there are some unique Mustangs on auction amongst this edition, one of which is the first production 1966 Shelby built.
“This car, #SFM6S002 is the very first ’66 production Shelby. It is the first of the 252 extremely desirable Shelby "carryover" cars built. #SFM6S001, the first serial numbered ’66 Shelby, was slated to be a ’65 Shelby. That car was modified as the prototype for production 1966 Shelby’s and today retains its prototype status. #SFM6S002 has just received an incredibly complete ground-up restoration in its original Wimbledon White color with Guardsman Blue LeMans stripes. The black interior with original rear seat delete package shelf is just as it was originally built and delivered by Shelby on October 19, 1965. Shortly after the second owner acquired the car, it was extensively raced in the Mid West including Road America, Black Hawk Farms, Grattan, Mid Ohio, Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen. After being acquired from its second owner, the restoration was performed by Cobra Automotive of Wallingford, Connecticut. It is powered by a correct and fully rebuilt 289 Hi-Po, 306hp V8 and proper T-10M Aluminum 4-speed transmission. No expense was spared in the restoration back to its original state with many NOS and original date-coded parts. It is equipped with a Holley 715 CFM carburetor, 3.89 Detroit Locker rear, original dash mounted tachometer, radio delete, wood grain steering wheel, Shelby Cragar 15" wheels and Goodyear blue dot tires. These early production "carryover" cars combined the best of both the ’65 and ’66 Shelby’s. They retain the hardcore ’65 performance features with the distinctive ’66 Shelby visual features added to set them apart from regular production Mustangs. This Shelby is listed in the Shelby American World Registry and comes with its original Shelby owner’s manual, Hi-Po supplement, SAAC club documentation and more. Its number one production status and its racing pedigree make this a historically significant Shelby.”
So, got a few bucks to spare? Here is where you can spend it ;)
[Via About.com: Mustangs]
After the Mustang Forest… we got the Mustang Ranch, and it can be yours for $700.000 (well if it ain’t sold already that is).
It’s a shame to see such a collection of fine cars rot away, anyway here’s the story on how it was discovered by a reader of Jalopnik:
“I have just returned from a vacation somewhere tropical. On the way back form a day excursion I chose an alternate way back to the highway. Ok, I made wrong turn somewhere and rolled with it. This "scenic route" brought us upon what was recorded by these images. It was my wife who first saw them. "Oh look, Mustangs!" I turned my head in time to see a metric shitload of vintage ponies. I immediately turned around and pulled into the driveway. There was a gentleman in the yard who turned out to be the caretaker for the owner of the house/treasure trove. It turns out that the guy who collected all these cars recently succumbed to cancer and his wife wants all these pretty ponies sold en masse for what is by local standards the princely sum of $700 large (I think there plenty of room for negotiation here).”
About 6 months ago I wrote about a pair of special Mustangs that were up for auction. Just a couple of days ago Jalopnik posted another story about these cars… although they do look a bit different now: even uglier than before is a better way of putting it I guess. The first photo is from the post I did several months ago, the second on of the new story on Jalopnik.
I’m not totally sure if those are the same cars (maybe they were modified over time, maybe someone love the original so much they wanted the same, …) but they sure do look tacky. Anybody know the real story behind both cars?
Are you looking for some exclusive Mustang auction, a unique bidding offer? Than this might just be it for you:
“A pair of his and hers 1966 Ford Mustang Convertibles customized by the legendary George Barris at the request of Ford Motor Company for the singing duo Sonny and Cher will be auctioned by RM Auctions at their Fort Lauderdale, Florida auction February 6-8. These two Mustang convertibles were customized to reflect the flamboyant onstage personas of the iconic 60’s entertainers, Sunny and Cher. The Mustangs were used mostly for publicity purposes along with appearing in Sonny and Cher’s only feature-length movie, Good Times.”
They’re not really what I like about the Mustang, as I prefer things to remain the way they are (so that new front is not my style) but still pretty exclusive nevertheless. Apparently this is the first time in 25 years these cars have come to market. Full story at the ever interesting Mustangblog.com.