Ford Mustangs Among Star Attractions At Barrett-Jackson 2015 Palm Beach Auction
- Matching ‘07 Ford Mustang GT500 “Super Snake” Coupe (Lot #478) and a ‘07 Ford Mustang GT500 “Super Snake” Convertible (Lot #477) are set to cross the block
- A ‘09 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR Coupe (Lot #399) identical to one Carroll Shelby introduced at the New York Auto Show will be featured in Palm Beach
- A rotisserie restored ’67 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #386) is among the top Ford-powered muscle cars crossing the Palm Beach auction block
PALM BEACH, Fla. – April 7, 2015 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will feature vintage, custom Mustangs and modern-day Ford-powered Shelby’s during the 13th Annual Palm Beach auction in Palm Beach, Florida, April 17-19, 2015, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Leading the pack of Fords in the docket is an ‘07 Ford Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” Coupe (Lot #478) with a matching ‘07 Ford Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” Convertible (Lot #477).
“We have a great line up of high performance vehicles crossing the block at this year’s Palm Beach auction” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “From vintage customs to the latest Shelby models, each is a unique piece of American automotive culture.”
A unique trio of late model Shelbys will cross the block during the auction in Palm Beach. Among them is a ‘09 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR Coupe (Lot #399), which is identical to one Carroll Shelby introduced at the New York Auto Show. It is powered by an all-aluminum 5.4-liter FI DOHC 32V supercharged V8 with a six-speed manual transmission. A matching ‘07 Ford Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” Coupe (Lot #478) and a ‘07 Ford Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” Convertible (Lot #477) will also cross the block. The two were upgraded to full Super Snake specs in 2009, including a 725hp supercharged engine in the coupe and a boost in output to the convertible to more than 600hp.
“There are few car marques that attract more passion than the Ford Mustang,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “While Ford gave the Mustang a body, it was Carroll Shelby who breathed life into it. We’re excited to have some extremely well restored vintage Mustangs cross the block in Palm Beach. It’s also exciting to have Carroll represented with some of his modern day, high performance versions of this American muscle car.”
Also featured in the Palm Beach docket is a ’67 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot # 386) with a professional rotisserie custom restoration. Under the hood is a Ford Motorsport 392ci new crate motor, ceramic coated headers and new Ford Motorsport T-5 transmission. Inside, the console sports Carroll Shelby Signature instrument gauges, racing seats, 5-point cam lock racing seatbelts and rollbar.
A ’65 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #164) features a fuel-injected 306ci engine with handmade twin turbo system. The 6-speed shifter is mated to a stage 3 clutch with a lightweight flywheel. The interior is simple and clean and features a full chromoly TIG welded 6-point roll cage, custom-made leather buckets with embroidered Cobra logo, leather-wrapped dash and a wood grain stock-style wheel.
Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach will be broadcast in live, high-definition TV coverage on Velocity and Discovery from Friday through Sunday, April 17-19.