High Dollar Ponies: Mecum Mustang Preview
1968 FORD MUSTANG PICKUP
Little is on the website to determine the origin or story behind this motor, but just the fact that it has a candy-red flame job, rally wheels, and a pickup bed with a tonneau cover makes this little Mustang epic as all hell.
1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 FASTBACK
There’s a 429 Boss I shot a few weeks ago that gave me a new appreciation for these cars. I hope to get the story out soon. This Mecum car is truly one of a kind, and I would love to own it. Mecum is estimating that it will sell anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000.
1970 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK
The next car on this list is a 1970 Fastback with a 351 and five-speed transmission. This caught my eye because it was just a straight-up, badass-looking car. It’s not that flashy. It doesn’t have any stupid stripes, or flames or anything, but the stance, the hood scoop, the front splitter — they all just ooze, “I’m coming to rip your little head off, you piece of surrender monkey commies!” It’s just wonderful.
It’s the kind of car you drive. You don’t hide this thing away in your garage under a tarp. You get out there, rip some sick burnouts, and scare women and children! That’s what this car was meant to do. Scare people.
1997 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN CONVERTIBLE
Sometimes, there are some really odd cars that cross the Mecum block. Not odd as in cool, but odd as in, “Really? You’re taking your 1997 Mustang to Mecum to get $5,000 and then have to pay $2,000 in auction fees? Are you stupid?”
This seller obviously is because that’s exactly what’s going to happen with this car. This model year isn’t collectible yet. I hope it never is. It was a gutless piece of crap, like the Mustang II. It shouldn’t even be here breathing the same air as the Boss. If the GT from the last highlight saw this car, it would stab it – repeatedly – just to put it and us out of our misery. Don’t buy this car. Don’t help this gain value. It doesn’t deserve it.
So what do you all think? Bet you can find something better? There are thousands of things happening next weekend in Monterey, and Mecum is only one of them. Maybe you are there. Maybe you want to buy one of these cars. My advice? Go do it, and then call me, and I’ll take the car out for a ride and you’ll have 15 seconds of fame. Plus, I’ll get to drive the car. Just not the Saleen.
via [Mecum Auctions]