Ford Performance Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson is excited to be showcasing a very diverse selection of Ford-powered history during its 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The year’s premier automotive lifestyle event will include many of the most desirable Ford collectibles representing Ford’s performance heritage on both the street and track, including a 1966 Shelby GT 350 Prototype #001.

Virtually any Ford provides a historical narrative. Few, however, supply the storyline of the Shelby GT350 Prototype #001. It represents the first step in what would quickly become Ford’s dragon slayer, forging a competition history that forever set the Mustang apart from the pony cars that would come after.

Another notable Mustang on the docket is a 1969 Mustang Q-Code 482 Cobra Jet Convertible, one of just 20 built in 1969 with a 4-speed manual transmission and one of just 50 with the 428 CJ non-Ram Air engine.

Also set to cross the block is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird Custom Convertible that was a 2012 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award winner and features a Gale Banks Engineering twin-turbo engine with over 1150hp and 900 ft/lbs of torque.

Today, Ford’s performance history is written with the GT and Scottsdale will feature multiple versions of the highly sought-after vehicle, including a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition that is one of only 343 Heritage Editions produced.

Another 2006 GT, is finished in Tungsten Grey and, with just over 650 actual miles, has been immaculately kept with long-term ownership by Ford racing legend Bill Kolb Jr. A 2005 GT is finished in Mark IV Red and is one of just 2,027 produced in 2005, displaying just under 4,000 actual miles.

“For well over a century, Ford has been unique among automakers,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

“By providing transportation for the masses, it helped transform America. As our country’s transportation model changed, Ford was an integral part of creating the automotive enthusiast. The passion of those enthusiasts will be on display with the vast selection of Fords offered this year at Scottsdale. Bringing such a spectacular and diverse docket under one roof that spans more than a million square feet of space will make for an unforgettable 2018 Scottsdale Auction.”

 

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