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Author Topic: Boss 351 at Mecum Dallas "Bid Goes On" at $125,000  (Read 1315 times)
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« on: September 10, 2017, 07:21:09 AM »

I was blazing through the Mecum Dallas auction on DVR and stopped to watch a 1971 Boss 351 roll across the block. This car looked amazing in bright red with black stripes and the magnum 500 wheels. I was surprised to see the bidding go to $100,000 and then reach $125,000. And even more surprised when the owner didn't cut it loose. I remember when $70,000 or so was all the money in the world for a great Boss 351. IMHO these are fantastic cars (other than limited vision out the back window).

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 08:10:05 AM »

Fantastic cars with fantastic performance potential. I run Cleveland engine combos in some of my small block cars. PeelOut

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 08:34:23 AM »

Other end of the spectrum.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA0917-294072/2002-shelby-cobra-csx4000-series

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 09:09:45 AM »

CSX4xxx sold for $100,000 (no reserve)    The description says this is an aluminum bodied car.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 11:00:23 AM »

At one time I owned a '73 Mach 1 with the Q-code 351 which I think was a detuned Boss 351 engine.  It was a factory 4-speed and it went like a "bat outa hell".  Engine had ram-air, dual points, etc.  It was red with black interior and was purchased from a used car lot in San Francisco's Mission district for around $2800.  Very straight with no body work.  It was the car that my wife and I drove to Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon in 1981.  She called it the "Mean Machine" and she wasn't very far off.  Good thing she couldn't drive a stick!

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 11:03:33 AM »

I heard there was a '67 that went for something in the $80's - anyone know the car number or photo(s)?

(Thanks for the car info and link below)

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 11:35:11 AM »

I heard there was a '67 that went for something in the $80's - anyone know the car number or photo(s)?



Yep. It was car #0004 - the same one that was listed on this forum, then eBay, then through a consigner, then this auction.

I was extremely surprised the owner let it go, as it was listed for $139K and the owner wouldn't budge. I was told that the owner turned down $120K for the car a few months ago.

Hmmmmmm...

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 11:41:01 AM »

Here's the listing:

https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA0917-306898/1967-shelby-gt350-fastback/

It hammered for $87,500; which (baring a deal on either end) means the owner netted $78,750 and the buyer paid $96,250. 

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 12:40:22 PM »

Perfect storm due to a storm?

No reserve combined with not enough buyers?

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 01:30:05 PM »

Actually, that was a reserve car; which makes it even more interesting. The seller had to decide to let it sell, unless his/her reserve was ridiculously low.

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 07:15:26 AM »

#004:  Just from the exterior photo.  If you can't get the side stripes correct, what else is wrong?

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 03:20:26 PM »

Back to the original comment on the $125K bid goes on for the Boss 351. Online it looked like a fantastic car, but I didn't see it in person. If I was there I would have checked it out closely because I loved the color combination. I don't want to be captain obvious about the way the auctions work, but VERY frequently if Mecum has an unrealistic seller they coninue to run the price once they have lost  the money hoping someone in the audience will hop on. I watched it on TV and couldn't determine when they had and didn't have money. After being in the car business for nearly 4 decades and buying and selling thousands of cars at auctions I think it's unlikely they had $$ on the car. I agree with the pricing of Boss 351 going up quite a bit recently, I saw this last summer when I DID attend Mecum Indy and they sold 3 Boss 351's for $87,500, $93,500, and $105K, all before the juice (10% buyers fee). There was also a very nice red one at Mecum Indy this year that brought $125K. Since I was interested in the Boss 351 at Dallas I was looking to see what others were currently on the market. This looks very similar and might be the same car?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Ford-Mustang-Boss-351-/162535429232?hash=item25d7ddd470:g:vEYAAOSwn-tZMOKd&vxp=mtr

Don't know if it is. I don't know the back story about the car in Dallas, just offering my opinion on why it did what it did.

Mike McGinley

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »

Very unlikely price for a B1

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 04:47:45 AM »

Ditto idea

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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 05:01:51 AM »

At one time I owned a '73 Mach 1 with the Q-code 351 which I think was a detuned Boss 351 engine.  It was a factory 4-speed and it went like a "bat outa hell".  Engine had ram-air, dual points, etc.  It was red with black interior and was purchased from a used car lot in San Francisco's Mission district for around $2800.  Very straight with no body work.  It was the car that my wife and I drove to Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon in 1981.  She called it the "Mean Machine" and she wasn't very far off.  Good thing she couldn't drive a stick!

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Cool little story. My wife and I spent our honeymoon in her '69 Mach in 1982 (signature photo) Smiley

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