Who would have thought nearly 60 years later, that Mustang you bought back in the late ’60s would be worth nearly 25 times its original price? Sure, we all knew models like the Boss 429, Shelby GT500 and even the Mach 1 cars would be worth something, someday – but to the tune of a massive return on investment?
Unquestionably, these Mustang iterations fit the bill when it comes to high-dollar pony cars, and this year’s Mecum Auctions in Las Vegas, Nevada, proved to be a great year for the classic Mustang market.
In fact, if you review the auction schedule from this year alone, nearly every month has listed a Mustang of some sort in Mecum’s Top 10 cars sold for the highest bid. For the month of November, we hand-picked three of our favorite Mustangs from the Las Vegas auction – all of which sold for more than $100,000…
1969 Boss 429 Fastback
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Fans of Blue Oval musclecars will be well-acquainted with the ’69-’70 Boss 429 and our obsession with this NASCAR-inspired pony car. But calling this brute ’69 Fastback a pony car might be an insult. After all, this lightweight, street-legal race car built for only two years was put into power to homologate the real deal in the racing big leagues. So what’s the skinny on this one? For starters, it’s a more desirable first-year model.
This Candy Apple Red, KK number 1,735, features that signature Boss 429ci V8 under its under, paired with a four-barrel carburetor. Complementing the capabilities of that big ole hemi-headed V8 is a close-ratio, four-speed manual transmission, which sends power to a 3.91:1 Traction-Lok differential in the rearend. Competition suspension follows that NASCAR theme by providing race car-like handling.
The Deluxe Marti Report was offered with this special Mustang, and it sold at auction for $200,000. For more, check out the details on the original Mecum listing here.
1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback
Who doesn’t love a classic Shelby Mustang? Heck, even a modern Shelby. Some even say that the modern models, like the ’15-’18 GT350/GT350R, and even the ’07-’14 GT500, will be the future of classics for the next generation of car enthusiasts. Of course it is all speculation, and only time will tell as it may be too early for conjecture, but we can’t ignore that there is indeed a trend amongst these Mustangs. And that brings us back to the classics.
Like the Boss above, this ’67 Fastback is also finished in Candy Apple Red, but this Mustang is one of 53 GT500s finished in that paint option for 1967. Moreover, the Shelby features a Q-Code 428ci Police Interceptor V8 matched with a C6 automatic transmission. According to the original build sheets and Shelby documents, this Shelby is number 02093, and included restoration photos.
The bright red Mustang cashed in at $125,000, and more details are right here.
Prudhomme Edition 2009 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
Woah. When’s the last time you saw a Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake? Have you even heard of one? More than likely not, seeing as the folks at Shelby only produced six total examples – the rarest of rare, perhaps. Offered from the Les Quam Collection, the Kenne Bell-supercharged, 5.4-liter-DOHC-powered ’Stang produces more than 800 horsepower. It is CSM number 09SP0003 and shows just under 500 total miles on its odometer. What makes this Shelby so special and unique is in its design.
Shelby described the car as the ultimate street/strip machine, and was offered with two sets of wheels and tires as such. Make no mistake, this Mustang wears its funny-car-styled frontend for a reason. It has the hardware to trap a 10-second e.t. in the quarter mile, thanks to a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission, 3.73-geared Ford 8.8-inch rearend, a Borla side-exit exhaust, a complete adjustable BMR suspension and Baer disc brakes on all four corners. Coupled with a Shelby installed eight-point roll cage and five-point impact safety harnesses, this Mustang will handle the strip just fine.
It sold for $117,500 and you can check out the original listing here for more details.