Fab Ford’s Flock to Barrett Jackson Mohegan Sun June 20-23
Barrett Jackson in Connecticut? Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? After wildly successful events in Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Florida, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction comes to the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville, CT, June 20-23.
Adding extra intrigue is the fact that Barrett-Jackson Northeast will be the first event held inside the resort’s new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. What a way to christen the castle!
Blue oval fans will be ecstatic to know an impressive lineup of Ford cars will be up for grabs, many at no reserve. It’s the healthiest dose of Ford products we remember seeing at a Barrett-Jackson auction and these are just some of them. Of course there will be hundreds of other makes and models for sale but we will focus on some fab Ford’s.
About 10 years ago, our friend and former colleague Kirk Jones started a radical custom with the help of Alex Gambino. It was a 1960 Ford Starliner down on the deck with a fresh two-tone interior and an incredible lace two-tone candy blue and white paint job. Ever the jokester, Jones named the car “May Cause Dangerous” after a sign he saw which had obviously been lost in translation. The car was a hit on the show circuit before Jones let it go. May Cause Dangerous will cross the block at Mohegan Sun as lot #750.
While the Starliner is an exotic, radical custom, plenty of low production-run Fords are set to fly across the block throughout the event. Representing the smallest production run of any Shelby version Mustang available through a Ford dealer, a one of only 100-built ’08 Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby Mustang GT (Lot #398) will go up for sale as will a 2014 Shelby GT500SE Super Snake (Lot #674), a 1970 Shelby GT500 (Lot #656) and many, many others. The ’70 GT500 is the last model year of the first-generation Shelby Mustangs and is one of 42 with its paint and trim codes. It also features the 3.91 drag pack and has just 78,500 originals miles.
One of our favorite Ford’s up for sale at Barrett-Jackson Northeast is this bitchin’ 1962 Shelby Cobra 50th Anniversary Edition (Lot #672). A period-correct car and one of only 50 made, the slab-side 289 Shelby is a continuation car made exactly like the original cars. It is a real Shelby Cobra!
Or how about this 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Sportsroof (Lot #631) that has undergone a high-quality restoration. With only 31,324 original miles, the Cobra 429 is one of only 7,675 Torino Cobras produced in 1970.
With such a heavy Ford presence at Barrett-Jackson Northeast, you can bet Ford will be on hand reppin’ the blue oval. “Ford Motor Company has been a big part of the Barrett-Jackson family for many years,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Ford will continue to rev up the excitement during our Northeast Auction with the Ride ’N Drives, an interactive exhibit and an impressive display of their latest lineup of vehicles. We’re proud to have Ford as an important part of our collector car auction, and the many automotive lifestyle events and activities for fans to experience throughout the event.”
The full Barrett-Jackson Northeast Preview Docket is now available here.
Detailed at-event schedules as well as Velocity Network TV times can be found here.