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Up For Auction / The Duece's '66 Convertible (K code)
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:10:36 AM »

Lot #766 - This Ford Mustang includes several special one-off features and Ford family provenance. Documentation (included with the sale) from Jean-Jacques Browaeys, Director of Communication of Ford France, dated January 3, 1991, states: "The Ford Mustang serial number 6F08K285715 was the vehicle commissioned by Ford for Henry Ford II during his stays in France. It benefited from a special finish, paint and leather upholstery." Powered by its matching-numbers 289ci K-code V8 engine. The high-performance engine features a 10.5:1 compression ratio and produces a stout 271hp. The V8 is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor as well as a solid-lifter camshaft, heavy-duty valve springs and high-flow exhaust manifold. Power is routed through a 4-speed manual transmission with 3.89:1 rear gearing. The exterior received a special finish by Ford's styling department painted in Raven Black with a specialized high-gloss sheen and special white leather top over a tan leather interior, all features not available in standard-production Mustangs. The Mustang has bucket seats from what would become the 1967 Cougar, and the car reportedly served as a Ford Design Center prototype for styling that would later be used in some of the interior details, including door panels, of the 1968 Cougar. The "HFII" logo is prominently displayed on the steering wheel horn ring, seat belt buckles, exterior door badges and keys. Additionally, the "Deuce's" Mustang is highly optioned with the GT Equipment Group, AM/8-track stereo tape player, power steering, power front disc brakes, power convertible top, grille-mounted fog lights, dual exhaust pipes, stripes on the rocker panels, specially styled steel wheels and a quicker steering ratio than standard-production-model GTs. This car has spent the majority of its life in France, where it was shown at Mustang events.

Up For Auction / '69 Jade Black vert on BaT
« on: May 20, 2021, 02:44:29 AM »
Beautiful car. I am surprised it didn't get posted before I got to it.

BaT Essentials
Lot #48552
Seller: Warrenlu
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Chassis: 9F03M481489
72k Miles Shown, TMU
351ci Windsor V8
FMX Select-Shift Automatic Transmission
Conventional Rear Axle w/ 3.00:1 Gearing
Black Jade
White Soft Top
White Knit Vinyl Upholstery
Woodgrain Trim
Power Front Disc Brakes
SelectAire Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Lucas Fog Lights
Deluxe Marti Report
Build Sheet
SAAC Paperwork
Spare Parts and Components
Private Party Or Dealer: Dealer

This 1969 Shelby Mustang GT350 convertible was first sold by Larson Ford in White Plains, New York, and it was reportedly acquired by the current owner in 2014. The car has been refinished in its factory Black Jade over white vinyl, and power is provided by a 351ci Windsor V8 paired with an FMX automatic transmission and a conventional rear end equipped with 3.00:1 gearing. Factory features include a roll bar, a white convertible top, woodgrain trim, an AM/FM radio, air conditioning, Lucas fog lights with lens covers, power steering, and power-assisted front disc brakes. This GT350 is now offered on dealer consignment with a build sheet, a Deluxe Marti Report, SAAC paperwork including and SAAC registry certificate, manuals, service records, spare parts, and a clean Washington title.

The Deluxe Marti report denotes that this is one of just 47 Shelby convertibles produced for the model year in Black Jade (65), and one of just 29 produced with this exterior and interior color combination. The selling dealer states that the exterior was refinished in the 1980s, and equipment includes white side stripes and a white convertible top, along with NACA-style hood inlets, Lucas fog lights with lens covers, color-matched mirror caps, sequential tail lights, a padded roll bar, and front and rear spoilers.

Shelby 15″ wheels wear Cobra-logo center caps and 215/70 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. A spare set of period Firestone Blue Oval tires are included in the sale and shown in the gallery below. Power-assisted steering and front disc brakes were optioned from the factory.

The interior features high-back front seats with white knit vinyl upholstery (FWA) as well as matching treatments for the rear bench and door panels. A factory AM/FM stereo is retained in the center stack, and the car is equipped with SelectAire air conditioning that has been converted to R134a.

Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and amperage. The five-digit odometer shows just over 72k miles, though actual mileage is unknown.

The 351ci Windsor V8 is topped with a stock aluminum intake single Holley four barrel carburetor, and is equipped with a ram-air intake assembly and Cobra-branded finned aluminum valve covers. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an FMX automatic transmission and a conventional rear end equipped with 3.00:1 gearing.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Paxton history
« on: April 28, 2021, 09:45:36 AM »
Somebody linked this to a BaT auction discussion but I thought it would be appropriate to link here as well;

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Anybody make a perfect repro FE Head bolt?
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:38:26 PM »
Or is used as good as I can hope for?

I did check AMK and Dead Nuts but not seeing anything.

Up For Auction / 25K mile '69 GT350
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:03:15 AM »

This 1970 Shelby Mustang GT350 fastback was built on February 11, 1969 and sold by Canyon Ford in Phoenix, Arizona on January 25, 1970 to its original owners, with whom it remained until 1989. The car was purchased by Craig Jackson and resold to its next owner in Phoenix the same year, and was stored by that owner’s family from his passing until the selling dealer’s acquisition in January 2021. Finished in Acapulco Blue over black knitted vinyl, it is powered by a 351ci Windsor V8 mated to a four-speed manual transmission and features power-assisted steering and front disc brakes as well as air conditioning, a fold-down rear seat, and an eight-track stereo. This GT350 shows 25k miles is offered with copies of its original sales paperwork, early invoices and registration documents, a Deluxe Marti Report, and a clean Arizona title.

Production of the Shelby Mustang ceased after the company’s partnership with Ford was terminated midway through 1969, though approximately 780 unsold final-year GT350s and GT500s were marketed as 1970 models and assigned corresponding VIN numbers. Styling revisions distinct to the 1970 model year included a chin spoiler and twin black hood stripes. This example is one of only five 1970 GT350 fastbacks finished in Acapulco Blue (65) with a black interior according to the Marti Report. A 1992 invoice notes a $146 repair for refinishing of the right rear quarter panel. Paint meter readings are provided in the photo gallery below.

Five-spoke 15” alloy wheels wear Cobra center caps, polished lips, and Goodyear Eagle RH tires. The car is equipped with power-assisted steering and brakes, the latter of which feature Kelsey-Hayes discs up front and drums out back. A 1973 Arizona license plate bearing the number PJH-340 is mounted at the rear, matching the number seen on registration documents beginning in 1973.

The cabin is trimmed in black knitted vinyl with horizontal red stripes on each of its high-backed bucket seats. Color-keyed upholstery covers the optional Sport Deck folding rear seat and door panels, while faux teak accents the doors, dash, and center console. Additional options include SelectAire air conditioning, an AM radio and eight-track player, the Visibility Group package, and a seat belt warning light. A roll bar with inertia-reel harnesses was standard on the Shelby Mustang.

A three-spoke steering wheel frames a 140-mph speedometer and a tachometer flanked by coolant temperature and fuel indicators, while an oil pressure gauge and ammeter are mounted ahead of the shifter. The five-digit odometer shows 25k miles.

The 351ci V8 breathes through a four-barrel carburetor fed by a NACA duct in the hood, with similar ducts to either side provided for engine bay cooling. The powerplant was factory-rated at 290 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Service since the selling dealer’s acquisition included an alternator rebuild as well as replacement of the fuel pump and battery. The removed fuel pump is included in the sale.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a wide-ratio four-speed manual transmission and a 3.00:1 rear end. Additional underside photos are included in the gallery below.  The buyer’s order lists options and the original delivery date as well as a total price of $5,236.80 before a $4,100 trade-in credit. Copies of registration cards from 1970 through 1986 are shown in the gallery along with a 1989 letter from the original owner’s wife describing the car’s early history.

Up For Auction / Barn Find B9
« on: March 22, 2021, 10:28:34 PM »

Chassis No.
Serial No.
KK 1356
Documents: US Title

One of 859 produced for 1969
Stored since for 30 years in a barn
Desirable factory Raven Black over black
No engine or transmission, partial rear end; perfect opportunity for a blank slate build
Accompanied by original build sheet and a Deluxe Marti Report
In the late 1960s, facing stiff competition in NASCAR from Chrysler, Ford developed a new 429-cubic inch V-8 with all-new free-flowing cylinder heads, an aluminum high-rise intake manifold, a 735 CFM Holley carburetor, 11.0:1 compression, header-style exhaust manifolds, and a beefy four-bolt main block, conservatively rated at 375 horsepower.

When dropped into the Mustang, it created the Boss 429, a pony car with abundant muscle. To handle the power, the stout “Toploader” four-speed manual transmission and a 3.91:1 Traction-Lok rear axle were mandatory options. Other features included an engine oil cooler, a trunk-mounted battery, a competition suspension with front and rear anti-roll bars, power front disc brakes, and fat F60x15 tires. The production process required numerous modifications to accommodate the new engine, including cutting and relocating the shock towers. To alleviate the in-house production burden, Ford had the cars sent to Kar Kraft, of Brighton, Michigan.

The Boss 429 was the priciest non-Shelby Mustang to date, at $4,087, and it was available in very limited numbers, with fewer than 900 produced for the 1969 model year.

This Boss 429 was produced on 21 February 1969, finished in Raven Black over a black interior. It left the factory assigned KK# 1356, powered by the legendary 429 engine, backed by a four-speed close ratio manual transmission which sent power to a 3.91:1 Traction-Lok rear axle. The Boss was further equipped with functional front air spoiler, trunk mounted battery, visibility group, console, power front disc brakes, power steering, interior decor group-deluxe, AM radio, deluxe belts/warning light, color keyed racing mirrors, and competition suspension. Upon completion it was delivered to Hill & Sanders Ford in Wheaton, Maryland.

The car’s NASCAR 429 engine was taken out in the late 1980s to be rebuilt. Unfortunately the shop that was commissioned to complete the work went out of business and the engine was unable to be recovered. Despite not retaining the engine, this car provides the perfect starting point for a blank slate build of one of the most feared muscle cars ever built. The Boss has been stored in a barn for over 30 years. The engine and transmission have been removed years ago, and do not accompany the car. Additionally, the rear end is not correct for the car and the third member is missing. The trunk was replaced with a “regular” trunk and has holes where the M-U-S-T-A-N-G letters would go. The trunk does still have the battery tray and cables, and the mount holes for the spare on the driver side of the trunk. The Boss is accompanied by its original build sheet, a Deluxe Marti Report, and assorted parts.


In case you needed a place to spend your stimulus check.

There arguably isn’t an American race car more storied than the Ford GT40. After all, without it there would be no Ford v. Ferrari tale to tell. Now, an ultra-rare example of the car is up for grabs—and the lucky new owner can even drive it home.

One of just 30 street-legal 1966 GT40 MKIs built by the Blue Oval was just posted for sale by UK exotic car dealer Tom Hartley Jnr. The car’s exclusivity is more than enough to make it noteworthy, but adding to its desirability is the fact that it’s still factory-spec, making it one of the most correct examples of the legendary vehicles still in existence.

The GT40, which was powered by an American engine but built in the UK, was designed with one goal in mind, to beat endurance racing’s top dog, Ferrari. The MKI was the first version of the vehicle and while it was unable to best the Prancing Horse’s racers in 1964 and 1965, it laid out the blueprint for the triumph of its successor, the MKII. That would come in 1966, when the second iteration of the vehicle claimed 1-2-3 finishes at Daytona, Sebring and, as depicted in 2019’s Ford v. Ferrari, Le Mans.

This particular example, chassis no. P/1057, wasn’t built for the track, but that doesn’t mean the car is any less capable. The mid-engine speed machine is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 mill mated to a manual transmission that is capable of churning out up to 306 hp and 329 ft lbs of twist. Not bad for a car that’s 55 years old.

But what really puts this GT40 MKI over the top is its condition. Fresh off a recent cosmetic refurbishment, the car is still finished in its original Warwick Green (it’s the only one delivered in that hue). It comes complete with all of its factory parts—including its matching engine, cams, valves and fuel and oil lines—unlike so many other examples that were converted for track driving. The car comes with documentation saying as much, as well as its original luggage boxes and spare wheels.

If the thought of taking an original GT40 for a spin around town excites you—and how could it not?—reach out to Tom Hartley for more details. No price is listed for the car, but we expect it’ll be steep.

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