Barrett-Jackson is the world’s largest collector car auction. This auction always brings a wide range of rare / collector cars but we are always most interested in the Mustangs! There was a diverse selection of Mustangs being auctioned off. Some were low mileage, bone stock, highly modified, resto-mods or immaculately maintained. Some Foxbody Mustangs crossed the block for a ridiculously high price we didn’t expect them to reach. We think it’s safe to say, Foxbody fever is at a all time high! The most notable Mustang to cross the block was the first production Bullitt! Continue reading below to see our list of the top 10 (technically it’s 11 because there was a tie) highest hammer priced Mustangs from Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2018.
10: Lot 1086 - 2016 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Race Car ( $126,500 )
10: Lot 1297 - 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback ( $126,500 )
9: Lot 1140 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 ( $137,500 )
- This Boss 302 was purchased brand-new by the original owner on May 5, 1970, at McFadden Ford in Jamestown, NY.
- This well-optioned car was ordered from the factory with a rear deck spoiler, 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission, Traction-Lok differential, belted tires with raised white letters, sport seats, sport deck rear seat and an AM/8-track stereo radio.
- Two original Build Sheets and the original factory trim inspection card were found in excellent condition and are included with the car.
- The car retains its beautiful original color combination of Lime Metallic with black interior.
- Undercarriage was painted the same as the body color
- Powering this Boss is its original 302ci engine and original 4-speed manual close-ratio transmission, which have both been professionally rebuilt
8: Lot 1099 - 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 CJ ( $143,000 )
- Ground-up, nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration
- Powered by a 428ci Cobra Jet engine and 3-speed automatic transmission
- Options on this award-winning car include a Ram Air Shaker, select-shift transmission, F70 tires, Visibility Group, sport deck rear seat, console, power steering, power disc brakes, tilt-away steering wheel, select air conditioning, AM radio with 8-track player, tinted glass and deluxe belts with warning light
- Voted one of the top 10 restored muscle cars by Muscle Car Review
7: Lot 1420 - 1969 Ford Mustang Q-Code 428 Cobra Jet 4-Speed Convertible ( $154,000 )
- 1 of only 20 1969 Q-code 428 Cobra Jet convertibles built with a 4-speed manual transmission
- 1 of just 50 with the 428 CJ non-Ram Air engine
- 1 of 3 painted in Acapulco Blue
- only one with an AM/FM stereo radio – the only option ordered on the car, because this was meant for racing and extra weight was considered unnecessary
- One of the rarest Ford Mustang convertibles ever, this car comes with documentation that includes the dealer invoice, Marti Report, restoration photographs – and even a historical photo of the car on the track, with a time ticket from Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, showing a time of 11:79 at 115.83 mph
6: Lot 1089 / 1089.1 - Sonny and Cher's 1966 Ford Mustang Custom Convertible ( $159,500 )
- Both cars were factory-equipped with powertrains consisting of the proven 289ci small-block V8 engine, as well as a C4 automatic transmission.
- Externally, both cars received flared wheel wells, dual simulated hood scoops and repositioned flush-mounted door handles. In addition, frontal styling was highly modified with twin openings, as well as rectangular headlights. This theme was duplicated at the rear, with a pair of wide Ford Thunderbird taillights.
- Both cars were fitted with unique Raider custom wheels, with Sonny’s car using a five-spoke design. Both cars received 40 coats of lacquer paint, a Barris trademark, with Sonny’s car sporting Murano Gold Pearl with orange and gold fade-away treatment over the wheel wells and grille openings. Both cars feature suede side panels, with Sonny’s in brown.
- The interiors are even more flamboyant. Sonny’s Mustang is upholstered with bobcat fur and antique buff leather trimmed with rustic suede. In addition, both cars are fitted with opulent 3″ Mouton fur carpeting, with Sonny’s in gold. These Mustangs show very low mileage, and their restorations were fully and enthusiastically endorsed by George Barris.
5: Lot 1338 - 1968 Shelby GT500KR ( $218,900 )
- This matching-numbers Shelby GT500KR benefited from a professional concours nut-and-bolt restoration and presents as the day it arrived at a dealer’s showroom in July 1968.
- The Deluxe Marti Report proves this car was born with all the best options Ford and Shelby offered in 1968, including the 428ci Cobra Jet engine, 4-speed Toploader manual transmission with 3.00 Traction-Lok rear axle, GT Equipment Group, Visibility Group, Sport Deck rear fold-down seat, power steering, power front disc brakes, tilt-away steering column, air conditioning, AM radio, Interior Decor Group and tinted glass.
- Full documentation includes the original Build Sheet and original Order Form from Shelby Automotive, the original Shelby invoice, Window Sticker, Owner Card and a Carroll Shelby-signed visor with Certificate of Authenticity for Auto Memorabilia.
4: Lot 1429 - 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 ( $242,000 )
3: Lot 1402 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 ( $253,000 )
- Professional restoration
- Stripped to bare metal and laser straight lines were created to give it an immaculate finish
- Powered by a 429 cubic inch engine and 4-speed manual transmission
- Comes complete with a Marti Report, two Build Sheets, Warranty Book, Boss 429 supplement booklet, and restoration photos of castings and stamps
- Features include Drag Pak, Convenience Group, belted tires, Décor Group, competition suspension, front air spoiler and a trunk-mounted battery
2: Lot 3006 - 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt ( $300,000 )
1: Lot 1410 - 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 ( $330,000 )
- Matching-numbers Boss 429 has been professionally restored to exact factory specifications
- The body was stripped, dipped, and e-coated before it received a world-class Wimbledon White paint job
- All brightwork was professionally restored and polished
- Powered by the original 429ci engine and 4-speed manual transmission
- Full documentation and original documents from purchase when new
- Same owner for the last 17 years
- Only 857 Boss 429 Mustangs were made by Ford in 1969, of which less than half are known to exist, and original drivelines are even more scarce.