Barrett-Jackson Revs Up for Las Vegas Auction with Collectible Ford Mustangs and Shelbys, Including a Fully Restored ’69 Mustang Boss 429
Lot #741 – 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Selling with No Reserve
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 14, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will rev up this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center with an impressive stable of Ford-powered pony cars and collectible Shelby vehicles. Included in this year’s Las Vegas docket is a highly desirable 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #741) and an Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT500KR (Lot #728), both selling with No Reserve.
“Over the years, Ford and Shelby Mustangs have enjoyed a steady track record of stability and value among collectors worldwide,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “But the popularity amongst collectors is not just about the value of these vehicles, they are also incredibly fun to drive or proudly show at a concours or during a local cars and coffee show. As we celebrate the July 4th weekend during our Las Vegas Auction, these American-built cars will be amongst the most popular with our bidders.”
Lot #728 – 1968 Shelby GT500KR
Finished in Royal Maroon, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #741) recently underwent a complete restoration at Muscle Car Restoration in Owasso, Oklahoma. Power comes from the S Boss 429ci engine backed by its correct RUGAE2- 4-speed manual transmission and N case 3.91 rear end. It is equipped with a correct HP block with early style intake, carburetor, distributor, KKX spindles, rear sway bar and trunk mounted battery. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this highly desirable Boss 429.
The 1968 Shelby GT500KR (Lot #728) wears Acapulco Blue and underwent a rotisserie restoration to its original condition. It is power by its original “King of the Road” 428 Cobra Jet engine backed by its factory Toploader 4-speed manual transmission and correct date N case rear end. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this spectacular Shelby.
A pair of 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertibles will also cross the block with No Reserve. Featuring Serial number 0009, Lot #721 was one of the first 10 cars built at the Shelby facility in Las Vegas. Finished in Centennial Silver, it is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine backed by an automatic transmission and the consignor states that it only has 950 miles. Very few cars, including this example, were returned by their owners to Shelby for a $22,000 supercharger upgrade that cranked the power to 500hp, making them a genuine 3-second, zero-to-60 car. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this low mileage, early production Series 1.
Lot #699 is number 54 of the 249 produced, the 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible is also finished in Centennial Silver with Maroon Stripes. Built in Las Vegas, it is one of 30 powered by a factory Vortech supercharged V8 producing 500 horsepower at the rear wheels. The carbon fiber body sits on an aluminum chassis with a total weight of 2650 lbs. The charcoal and leather gray interior feature a serialized dash plaque and Monsoon radio.
Lot 721 – 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible
“Carroll Shelby loved using the Ford Mustang as the canvas for his creations,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “More importantly, he firmly believed that his cars were meant to be driven. We’re curating some of the very best examples of Mustangs for our Las Vegas Auction. Each one is a testament to his magic touch when it came to forward-thinking performance and design.”
Powered by a 460hp engine backed by a TREMEC T56 6-speed manual transmission, the custom 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback (Lot #725) selling with No Reserve rides on a Scott’s Chassis with RideTech coilovers and Boyd Coddington wheels. The exterior has been outfitted with flush Kindig-it door handles along with Ringbrothers hood pins and taillight bezels. The Oxblood red leather interior features a Boyd Coddington steering wheel and Memphis sound system.
From the same model year is a custom convertible 1965 Ford Mustang (Lot #705) powered by a modified 2007 GT500 engine with a Kenne Bell Mammoth supercharger backed by an automatic transmission with overdrive. Exterior customizations include powder coated trim and suspension components, narrowed bumpers with shaved bolts, a custom hood for the supercharger, as well as custom machined bezels. The custom interior includes kick panels, custom console, Classic Instrument gauges, custom stereo with touch screen head unit, Vintage Air climate control, power windows, power locks and power top with glass rear window.
Apart from the incredibly restored and customized Mustangs on the docket lies an unrestored 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 (Lot #711) powered by its C6ME data code correct 428ci V8 engine backed by its correct RUG-51 big input
Title: Barrett-Jackson Revs Up for Las Vegas Auction with Collectible Ford Mustangs and Shelbys, Including a Fully Restored ’69 Mustang Boss 429
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Published Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:55:39 +0000
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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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