(Left to Right) – Lots #1336.2, #1336.1 and #1336 are three iconic Ford Mustangs selling with No Reserve as part of the distinguished Mile High Collection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 22, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer 69 diverse collectible vehicles with No Reserve from the Mile-High Collection during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Featuring a diverse number of American and European sportscars and classic vehicles, the Mile High Collection is led by two 1970 “ARI” Cobra Jet Ford Mustangs, which are among five built, two second-generation Ford GTs and the real 1976 AMC Pacer from the 90s cult classic “Wayne’s World.”

An impressive number of Ford vehicles in the Mile-High Collection include two 1970 “ARI” Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Convertible Pace Cars (Lot #1336.1 and Lot #1336.2) that were intended for pace car duties at each of the five American Raceways International tracks. All were specified with R-code (Ram Air) 428ci Cobra Jet engines and C6 automatic transmissions, as well as specially painted hoods, custom stripes and ARI rear fender logos signifying the company’s Atlanta International Speedway, Eastern Speedway, Texas International Speedway, Riverside Raceway and Michigan International Speedway properties. The Grabber Blue Lot #1336.1 was designated for Atlanta International Speedway and the Grabber Green Lot #1336.2 was assigned to Michigan’s track.

A 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot #1336) also headlines the diverse collection. As part of the same deal with Ford and ARI, Ford Special Promotions pre-sold 96 Mustang fastbacks to the Kansas City District Sales Office to help subsidize the project. Lot #1336 is one of these, collectively known as “Twister Specials,” that were part of the central attraction at Ford’s Total Performance Day held at Kansas City Raceway in November 1969. This specific example is one of only 48 Twister Specials equipped with the R-Code 428 SCJ engine and one of only 24 of those equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission.

Also headlining the Mile-High Collection’s offerings is a 2005 Ford GT (Lot #1355) and a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Editions (Lot #1390) with just 24 actual miles. The stripe delete 2005 model Lot #1355 is finished in Silver with a black interior and is among only 2,027 for that year. The extremely low-mileage and iconic 2006 Heritage Edition is one of only 343 produced.

The diversity of the Mile-High Collection extends to several American muscle car examples such as a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV (Lot #1438.2) that is one of only 607 produced and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS (Lot #1121.1). Two 1968 Shelby GT500KR vehicles (Lot #1437 and Lot #1438.3) as well as a 1956 Volkswagen 23-Window Microbus (Lot 1438.1) are highly anticipated pieces from the collection.

The breadth of this collection also extends to American pop culture with the original 1976 AMC Pacer (Lot #515) from the iconic 1992 cult classic movie “Wayne’s World.” Modifications made for the film included Baby Blue paint over the original yellow exterior, tow hooks welded to the front subframe, quarter-inch steel plates welded to the rocker panels for camera support, modified rear wheelhouses to fit speaker boxes, a hole drilled in the roof for the famous licorice dispenser, flame decals added to the sides and components were removed from the inner dash to accommodate the cup dispenser. Every effort was made in this vehicle’s extensive restoration to bring it back to its movie condition and all props inside the vehicle are original.

Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction may do so here.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson to Offer the Diverse Mile-High Collection Featuring 69 Collectible Vehicles, Including Two 1970 “ARI” Cobra Jet Mustang Pace Cars, Ford GTs and the “Wayne’s World” AMC Pacer
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Published Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 16:52:05 +0000