After hosting its traditional auction in Kissimmee, Florida, with much success back in January, Mecum Auctions decided to add another auction to its Sunshine State roster.
Rather than returning to the same spot, the Mecum Summer Special took place at the sprawling Orange County Convention Center. The decision proved popular as the company expanded the event from three to four days.
During that time more than 1,050 vehicles were up for auction, and 850 sold on the auction block to the tune of $35 million in sales. Topping the list with the highest sale price was a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback that garnered a whopping $352,000. We, however, perused the aisles in search of not the most expensive, but the most intriguing Mustangs on the block, and these are the five that caught our eye...
Rolling on Weld Racing Wheels, this 2019 Mustang GT sported a ProCharger D-1X centrifugal blower underhood. Feeding the boosted Coyote engine, which exhales through a fully upgraded exhaust, is a complete Fore fuel system and a custom tune delivered by an nGauge tuner delivers harmonious power. With a 10-speed auto in the tunnel, the modern Mustang is undoubtedly a street/strip hero, and it earned $48,950 in Orlando.
Your scribe is an unabashed fan of Fox Mustangs, and this one is straight out of the aero-nose glory days. With the classic two-tone exterior, this 1990 Mustang GT’s top side is sprayed in Deep Titanium. On the inside, its Titanium interior still looks showroom fresh, right down to the working ashtray door. With only 24,373 miles on the clock, this GT sports a five-speed manual trans in the tunnel and is stock, save for an MSD distributor cap, right down to those of-the-era turbine wheels. It garnered a $29,000 winning bid at the Mecum Summer Special.
If you are an SN-95 aficionado, you have to appreciate a clean 1998 SVT Mustang Cobra, which sent this rounded body style out in style. This example is one of only 555 convertibles built that were sprayed in Chrome Yellow. Five had black cloth interior and 550 had black leather like this one. Looking pretty stock with the exception of the graphics package, this one sold for $26,400 after crossing the block at the Orange County Convention Center. That price is just a couple grand under what it sold for new.
While the rare, low-mile stockers tend to bring the big bucks at auction, this RestoMod pulled in a whopping $154,000 in Orlando. Its swapped Coyote 5.0-liter, breathing through a Boss 302 intake manifold, clocked 3,594 miles since the project’s completion back in 2019. It is loaded with modern conveniences like air conditioning, power windows, power locks, and tilt steering, the Shelby GT500 replica plants that modern power with a four-link suspension, a Traction-Lok rearend, and Nitto 555 G2 tires mounted on American Racing wheels.
A precursor to the storied Mustang SVO, the Turbo GT saw a limited production run from 1983 through 1984. Significant because of their turbocharged 2.3-liter engines, these GTs are definitely rare, especially in convertible form. One of only 731 constructed, this white example also sports a five-speed manual transmission and a white and red interior. It is clean on the outside, but looks its age under the hood where a Maximum Motorsports strut-tower brace keeps some of that Fox chassis flex at bay. It hammered for $11,000 in Orlando, which is just $2,245 less than what it sold for new.
We picked our five standouts, but you might have your own favorites, so be sure to check out the full gallery of Mecum Mustangs below.