Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Docket to Include Highly Desirable Vintage Shelby Mustangs

Guía de Regalos

  • Originally shipped to Peru, a 1966 Shelby GT350 (Lot
    #1324
    ) headed to Scottsdale was raced extensively by Teodoro
    Yagali in the 1970s and was restored to its original build in 2015
  • A 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible (Lot
    #1368
    ) was once owned by tennis great Jimmy Connors and is one of
    only 47 in its rare color combination
  • A highlight at the auction will be a 1965 Shelby GT350 (Lot
    #1365
    ), which features a complete Paxton Supercharger that is
    fitted to the original motor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CarrollShelbyBarrett-Jackson,
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will auction an
enviable line of vintage Shelby and Boss 302 Ford Mustangs at the 46th
Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction to be held Jan. 14-22, 2017,
at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. Included in the docket is a
1966 Shelby GT350 (Lot
#1324
) originally shipped to Lima, Peru, where Teodoro Yagali
piloted the car to wins during the 1972 and 1973 Caminos del Inca
rallies.


“The Ford Mustang has become one of the most desirable American muscle
cars in history,” said Craig
Jackson
, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “But it took the
combination of a visionary like Ford’s Lee Iacocca and hot-rodders like
Carroll Shelby to transform them into winning race cars. We’re excited
some of those early Shelby and Boss Mustangs that helped fuel the legend
of the Mustang over the last 40 years will cross our block in
Scottsdale.”

A beautifully restored Mustang with a racing provenance, the 1966 Shelby
GT350 (Lot
#1324
) was shipped to Lima, Peru, in 1966. A few years later,
Teodoro Yagali raced the car to two victories in the 3,000 kilometer
Caminos del Inca rallies in 1972 and 1973. The car returned to the U.S.
in 2002, when it underwent a complete restoration that maintained its
racing colors and patina. In 2015 it was restored to its original color
and factory specs.

The Shelby GT500KR convertible (Lot
#1368
) has only 47,000 miles and is listed in the Shelby Registry.
It was purchased by tennis great Jimmy Connors, who gave it to his wife,
1977 Playboy Playmate of the Year Patti McGuire. The multi-award-winning
car – which is one of only 47 GT500KR convertibles in its color
combination of Special Yellow over black – was completely restored in
2013.

“The Ford Mustang has a special place in the hearts of both American
muscle car enthusiasts and collectors,” said Steve
Davis
, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From the Mustang’s early SCCA
championship titles to today’s Formula Drift competitions, the Mustang
has proven itself equally on the track as it has on the road. Mustang
enthusiasts will certainly have something to look forward to in
Scottsdale.”

Another notable Mustang included in the Scottsdale auction is a 1965
Shelby GT350 (Lot
#1365
) that has all of the 1965 Shelby parts intact. It also
features a complete Paxton Supercharger conversion, direct from Shelby
American, which was fitted to the original motor. A restoration in the
late 1990s returned the car cosmetically and mechanically to like-new.
Also included is a rare 1968 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot
#1068
). This Hertz-edition Mustang is one of 224 built with matching
numbers and has only 400 miles since its full restoration in 2011.

For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to www.barrett-jackson.com/bid.
Experience the 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction in style with a
Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Package. Information on available
packages and how to be a part of this world-class lifestyle event is
available here.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the
leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include
authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in
Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut;
and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery
Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage
in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally.
Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance
for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information
about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com
or call 480-421-6694.

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