Carlisle 2023


Cruising through the Pony Corral

One of the fun things to do each year on our annual trek to the Ford Nationals at Carlisle, Pennsylvania is to check out the “Pony Corral”. Usually there are some pretty good bargains. But sometimes the sellers have just got through watching the latest Barrett-Jackson Auction and believe they can get the same price in the local Pony Corral. One thing for sure, if you don’t buy it now, wait five years and watch how high the price will climb.

In today’s market, this 1970 Mach 1 looks like it could have been a bargain at$69,950.  It was a Q-code 428 Cobra Jetwith C-6 automatic and correctly restored to like new condition.  It is 1 of 364 Q-Code automatic Mach 1’sbuilt that year.

Next on our list was this 1984 Mustang GT350.  These are the only GT350’s you’ll ever see that are not Shelby’s. Ford had bought the rights to use the “Cobra” moniker when Carroll Shelby left Ford in the 1970 model year.   But “Ole Shel” still had the rights to the GT350 name and a lawsuit developed to make this a one year only deal from Ford.  This one is a survivor with 68,000 miles withan asking price of $15,500.

How about a like new 2014 Shelby GT500 with only 1,100 miles for $69,500.  These cars are climbing fast on the market presently.

This 1965 Mustang GT with A-Code 289-4V and 4-speed was going for $65,000.  It’s an original car, never restored with only 45,000 miles.

How about anumbers matching original 1970 Boss 302 for $109,000?  This was a highly optioned Boss 302 and former feature car in Mustang Monthly magazine in 1986.

This 1967 Mustang Fastback with the original 289-4V engine and automatic plus lots of options was listed for $65,000.

Our final dream car for the day would have been this 1966 Shelby GT350.  It came with an automatic and older restoration, but if we won the Powerball, it would be ours for only $184,500.

As someone once said, “If wishes were horses, we all take a ride”.  That and a winning Lottery or Powerball Ticket could put some of these in our garage.

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