If you are a fan of the American Icon Ford Mustang the 2011 SEMA Show was the place to be. No shortage and no two alike a Mustang could be found at every turn. Enjoy the pics! Click on any image to enlarge. Special thanks to photgrapher Angel Torres for sharing his photos with LuxuryAutoDirect.com
Check out this awesome video we shot at the SEMS Show Test Track. The line was long for an opportunity to ride along with the Ford professional drivers but worth it for the lucky ones. The track is a definite crowd pleaser.
Rumor has it the drivers ran the whole day without so much of a scratch put on the Mustangs. Which is pretty impressive considering that last turn.
#10 Ford Mustang with 22″ Maglia
# 9 ’72 Chevelle SS w/ 24″ Linee
# 8 CL550 w/ 22″ Taglio
# 7 Porsche Panamera w/ 22″ Maglia
# 6 Mercedes E350 w/ 20″ Martellato
# 5 Audi R8 w/ 20″ Maglia
# 4 Porsche 997 Turbo w/ 20″ Piuma
# 3 Alfa Romeo 8c w/ 22″ Maglia
# 2 Mclaren SLR w/ 21″ and 22″ Martellato
# 1 Ferrari 599 w/ 22″ Maglia
(Source: Forgiato Wheels)
#10-1967 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK – $253,000 (Lot #1287)
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company recorded more than $68 million in total sales during the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale last week. The total is an 11 percent increase from Scottsdale 2009. Top sellers included a 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 for $671,000 and a 1964 Shelby Cobra that brought $478,500. Hailed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™,” the 2010 Scottsdale event featured nearly 1,200 collector vehicles all for sale at No Reserve and nearly 40 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage on SPEED.
The weather in Arizona had little impact on the auction, as no cars were damaged and all vehicles crossed the block as scheduled. Despite the inclement weather of significant rain and wind and the associated challenges, more than 180,000 people braved the elements to attend the automotive lifestyle event.
“Even with the worst weather the Phoenix area has seen in decades, buyers, sellers and visitors from across the country enjoyed another incredible Scottsdale event,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “With an 11 percent increase in sales, we showed that buyers have confidence in the market and are choosing Barrett-Jackson as the source to add to their collections. What a great way to start the 2010 auction season.”
“Barrett-Jackson remains the heartbeat and bellwether of car collecting,” noted Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “From events like our downtown city of Scottsdale Road Rally and Ford Family Value Day benefiting Cox Charities to on-site ride and drives and various exhibitors, people come here to celebrate the automotive culture and the passion of the hobby. But most of all, they love Barrett-Jackson because it’s all about the cars. And with nearly 1,200 vehicles all selling at No Reserve, this year’s docket was our best ever.”
New bidders continue to make Barrett-Jackson their launching pad, with 40 percent of them first timers. The consignor pool continues to have fresh faces, as 35 percent were selling at Barrett-Jackson for the first time.
“The influx of new buyers and consignors at our events is why there is such a diverse mixture of cars at Barrett-Jackson,” explained Davis. “Our top ten list includes a blend of classics, muscle cars, customs, new model year collector cars, Cobras and even an airplane.”
Away from the auction block, the Barrett-Jackson lifestyle experience in Scottsdale was stronger than ever. Sponsors Ford and General Motors hosted their popular ride and drives, while The Garage at Barrett-Jackson™ sponsored by Stone Rose Lounge provided an exclusive setting with drinks and music for attendees. The evenings found The Garage at Barrett-Jackson packed with late night revelers enjoying this on-site hot spot. It was also the venue for fashion shows, which have become a popular segment of the Barrett-Jackson event. Auction goers were also treated to collector car seminars, health screenings, cooking demonstrations inside the Scottsdale Fairmont Lifestyle Pavilion and celebrity appearances by Lee Iacocca, Carroll Shelby and Jordin Sparks, among others.
#9-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 FASTBACK – $275,000 (Lot #1283.1)
#8-2008 FORD MUSTANG FR500S FASTBACK RACECAR – $275,000 (Lot #1027)
#7-1952 WATSON ROADSTER CUSTOM BY BLASTOLENE – $280,500 (Lot #1292)
#6-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI SUPERBIRD 2 DOOR HARDTOP – $286,000 (Lot #1289)
#5-2011 FORD MUSTANG GT GLASS ROOF COUPE – $300,000 (Lot #1295.1)
#4-1935 CADILLAC SERIES 40 FLEETWOOD IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE – $302,500 (Lot #1265)
#3-1963 SHELBY COBRA ROADSTER – $401,500 (Lot #1303)
#2-1964 SHELBY COBRA ROADSTER – $478,500 (Lot #1317)
#1-1929 HAMILTON METALPLANE H47 SERIAL #65 AIRPLANE – $671,000
Source: Barrett-Jackson Press Release
American muscle cars are definitely dominating the landscape at the 2009 Sema Show in Las Vegas. I think I have seen every conceivable modification that can possibly be done to Chevrolet’s Camaro, Dodge’s Challenger and Ford’s Mustang. Overkill…perhaps but still amazing.
Below is part 2 of the photo gallery. Enjoy!
IACOCCA SILVER 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION FORD MUSTANG TO BE SOLD AT NO RESERVE AT BARRETT-JACKSON LAS VEGAS
This is a follow up to a story LuxuryAutoDirect.com released in August when the Iacocca 45th Anniversary Mustang debuted at Galpin Motors.
One of the most anticipated limited edition versions of the renowned Ford Mustang will be sold at No Reserve to celebrate the pony car’s 45th anniversary during the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas Oct. 7-10, 2009. The No. 5 Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang is one of only 45 to be built and is specially equipped with a 550 horsepower engine; as one of the featured cars, the Mustang will cross the auction block at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT on Friday, Oct. 9. The 2009 Las Vegas event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and feature approximately 400 collector vehicles for sale, posh lifestyle events and live, high-definition TV coverage from SPEED.
Known as the “Father of the Mustang,” Iacocca presented the Ford Mustang to the world during a dramatic press conference at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. During his time as Ford Division president and general manager, Iacocca made the Mustang a household name. He even tapped veteran racer Carroll Shelby to build special high performance versions of the car. A video from Iacocca to the crowd will air before the car is sold on Oct. 9.
“This is a stunning modern-day muscle car from the visionary who started it all,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s hard to imagine where collector car enthusiasts would be if Lee Iacocca hadn’t championed the Ford Mustang project 45 years ago. Now, he has teamed up with some of the top automotive talent in the world to produce the 45th Anniversary model. It’s an instant collectible.”
Nearly two years in the making, the Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang is a collaborative effort by Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters. The new business venture is called I Legacy. The Mustangs are being offered exclusively through Galpin Ford in Southern California.
“It has been the most amazing time of my life, working with Mr. Iacocca on this car,” said Leone. “This 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang is a rare, complex, elegant and extraordinary piece of moving artwork. With innovative technology, the visual impact of its fastback design and expert craftsmanship, it is truly exceptional in every way; the only car that can bear the Iacocca name on it. We couldn’t be prouder to have the number five car crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas.”
Each of the 45 limited edition Mustangs is custom built by a team of talented artists using composite construction laminates, a reinforced material from the aerospace industry. The hand-crafted vehicles, all painted in a specially created Iacocca silver hue, are fabricated using the finest tooling, with each part separately cured in an autoclave.
The Iacocca-designed hood crest is custom built by a distinguished jeweler and every emblem is hand-finished and polished. Front and rear wheels are cast aluminum and chrome plated for a sheen-like finish and the center caps are machined and also chrome plated.
While the exterior fastback design of the Iacocca Silver Mustang is compelling, the mechanical underpinnings are true American muscle. The No. 5 Iacocca Mustang was specially equipped with a 550 horsepower engine featuring a Ford Racing polished Supercharger that includes dyno sheets and other documentation. The driver can harness the extra power through a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission.
Inside the Iacocca Silver Mustang, the interior is resplendent with luxurious touches that highlight the car’s special heritage. These include Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats with embroidery stitching, an Iacocca signature dash plaque with serial number, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with “I” badge and Iacocca-badged aluminum door sill plates.
“The most appealing aspect of the Iacocca Mustang is its sleek appearance,” added Davis. “Each line is clean, very sharp and seems to flow endlessly with the car. And the custom silver color is extremely bold, which embodies the spirit of the Mustang.”
When it crosses the block at No Reserve in Las Vegas, the Iacocca Silver Mustang will join a famous group of Mustangs sold at Barrett-Jackson.
“From first production Ford and Shelby models to one-owner classics, we’ve sold just about every Mustang possible at Barrett-Jackson,” continued Davis. “There’s a passion and aura surrounding the Mustang brand that is like no other, and it shows when one crosses our auction block. The energy will be through the roof when the Iacocca Mustang is sold in Las Vegas.”
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Fla. and Las Vegas. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.