Ford has produced a list of the top ten most valuable Mustangs ever sold and unfortunately the first retail 2015 Ford Mustang did not make the list. This past weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction the 2015 Mustang made a valiant effort to make the list but came up quite a bit short selling for just $300K.
Those on the list include seven Shelby Mustangs including the first 2007 Shelby GT500, Shelby GT and Shelby GT500KR, a 67′ GT500, 69′ GT500, two GT350’s and a pair of Boss 429 Mustangs. When you think about the most iconic Mustangs in history these ten Mustangs make up a great portion of the list. Keep reading to view the entire list.
Top Ten Most Valuable Mustangs Ever Sold
1. 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake fastback – $1.3 million Where: Mecum Auction – Indianapolis, May 2013
This one-of-a-kind GT500 was powered by a 427-cubic-inch V8 from the Le Mans-winning GT40 race car. Unfortunately, the $8,000 new price in 1967 meant that the planned run of 50 cars was canceled, leaving this unique prototype as the most valuable Mustang ever sold at auction.
2. 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor fastback coupe from the 2000 film, “Gone in 60 Seconds” – $1.07 million Where: Mecum Auction – Indianapolis, May 2013
The modified hero car from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” has inspired numerous replicas over the past dozen years and currently holds the record for all silver-screen Mustangs.
3. 1965 Ford Shelby GT350R fastback – $990,000 Where: RM Auctions – Monterey, Calif., August 2012
Shelby American built only 34 race-prepared versions of the first model year GT350, and this example is one of the most original, having accumulated only 4,900 miles in its brief competition career.
4. 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible – $742,500
Where: Barrett-Jackson – Scottsdale, Ariz., January 2008
Owned by Carroll Shelby, this red 1969 GT500 convertible was one of only two 1960s-era cars Shelby kept over the years, the other being the very first Cobra. Shelby clocked more than 70,000 miles on the GT500 before putting it up for sale in 2008.
5. 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang coupe No. 001 – $648,000 Where: Barrett-Jackson – Scottsdale, Ariz., January 2006
The first production unit of the all-new 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustang coupe pulled in $600,000 for the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation. At its introduction, the 2007 GT500 was the fastest and most powerful production Mustang ever built with 500 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The Winning bidder chose a Grabber Orange coupe with silver LeMans stripes.
6. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Sportsroof coupe – $605,000 Where: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Ariz., January 2007
The most valuable Boss 429 is one of the first batch of 50 cars built with a rare 820-S NASCAR stock car race engine.
7. 2007 Ford Shelby GT Mustang coupe – $600,000 Where: Barrett-Jackson – Scottsdale, Ariz., January 2007
Based on the limited-edition Shelby GT-H that Ford and Shelby American built for Hertz in 2006, the Shelby GT was available with a five-speed manual rather than the automatic transmissions that went into the rental cars. The proceeds from the first production unit went to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.
8. 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR coupe – $550,000 Where: Barrett-Jackson – Scottsdale, Ariz., January 2008
The first production example of the King of the Road coupe was offered by Ford for a charity auction to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
9. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Sportsroof coupe – $550,000 Where: Mecum – Monterey, Calif., August 2013
Not quite matching the price paid for the record-setting Boss 429 in 2007, this all-original example of the big-block V8 drag-race special had only 902 miles on the odometer and still had the factory plastic wrap on the seats.
10. 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 Supercharged fastback – $528,000 Where: RM Auctions – Amelia Island, Fla., March 2007
Another one-of-a-kind Shelby prototype, this 1965 GT350 fastback featured some visual changes that would go onto the 1965 production model, including new side scoops and Thunderbird taillights. However, the most unique elements lie under the hood, where a Paxton/McCulloch supercharger was added to the 289-cubic-inch V8 engine, bringing its output to 306 horsepower.
Honorable mention: the 1968 Shelby EXP 500 “Green Hornet” was put up for bid at the January 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. The bidding on this experimental prototype got to $1.8 million before stalling, falling shy of the reserve price and failing to sell. This particular car is unique among Mustangs of the era. Shelby American engineers had installed fuel injection on the engine, rear disc brakes and an independent rear suspension.