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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

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By: Barrett-Jackson
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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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

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Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
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