Mustang
Apr 20

Five Classic Ford Mustangs You Can Still Afford

You can get a 1964½-66 convertible but you will have to settle for a six-cylinder. (Photo: Hagerty)

You can get a 1964½-66 convertible for less than $25,00 but you will have to settle for a six-cylinder. (Photo: Hagerty)

In the run up to the big 50th anniversary of the Mustang, prices of the classic first version of the Mustang, the 1964½ (technically a 1965 model) through 1966, have been moving up. The best convertibles and fastbacks with the highest horsepower engines can bring well over $65,000 and there has been renewed interest in vintage Mustangs of all years. All isn’t lost however for the Mustang collector on a budget. Here are five of our favorites that you can still afford:

1. 1964½-66 Convertible (six cylinder)

If you simply must have the first version of the Mustang in a convertible and have $25,000 or less to spend on a nice one, well then you’re likely to have to settle for the six-cylinder model instead of the 260 or 289 V-8. And the six of the ’60s was nothing like today’s 300-plus hp base V-6. Nope, the 200-cubic-inch straight-six was good for just 120 hp, so performance was leisurely at best. No matter; the six still looked great.

Apr 14

Ford wins big at Barrett-Jackson celebrating 50th anniversary of Mustang

This 2015 Ford Mustang used in the 'Need For Speed' movie sold for $500K at last weekend's Barrett-Jackson auction. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This 2013 Ford Mustang used in the new “Need For Speed” movie sold for $300K at last weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Last weekend’s 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction was a huge home run on several fronts for Ford Motor Co., which had a strong presence at the South Florida event.

One of the star cars of the show was a totally tricked out 2013 Ford Mustang, which was used in the actual making of the “Need For Speed” movie and is just like the one used in the video game of the same name. The high-performance custom Mustang sold for $300,000 to Dave Flynn of the Flynn Automotive Group in Youngstown, Ohio. All of the proceeds went to benefit the Henry Ford Health System.

Apr 10

Barrett-Jackson advance: Diverse lineup at Palm Beach

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

There is a 454 big block under the hood of this 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Final preparations are under way for the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction and all indications are that it will be a sensational event.

About 550 cars are set to roll across the block Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a spectacular and diverse assortment of cars and trucks. That’s up from about 410 cars last year. The vast majority of the cars will sell at no reserve, meaning the high bidder will win the car, regardless of the final hammer price. Fewer than a dozen cars will sell with a reserve, or a required minimum bid price to change hands.

Mar 5

Cars: Special Edition Mustang Display Slated For Carlisle In June

Going Thing Mustang. (Photo: Courtesy of Carlisle Events)

Going Thing Mustang. (Photo: Courtesy of Carlisle Events)

As Carlisle Events celebrates its 40th Anniversary season, the 2014 schedule will host some additional milestones, including 110 years of Ford and the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang as part of the Carlisle Ford Nationals. By combining the season-long Carlisle celebration with the Ford honors, the annual summer gathering, June 6-8 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, will wow enthusiasts like never before.

One of the special displays as part of the three-day wowing session is a special display dedicated strictly to Special Edition Mustangs which were built for specific purposes, promotional agendas, events or even regions of the world. Dozens of cars will be on display and while not every one of them can be singled out in print, the following will be “must see” rides for attendees of the Carlisle Ford Nationals.

Jan 7

Cars: Photos Of The Fabulous Fords at Barrett-Jackson

Two-seat Ford Thunderbirds

Baby Birds
Two-seat Ford Thunderbirds from 1955-57 are staples of every Barrett-Jackson auction, and there will be a number of them in Scottsdale next week. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

 

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Click here for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on-air schedule. Watch the action live on the FOX family of networks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. In total, there will be 36 hours and six consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage across five channels.