01 Jun Fabulous Fords Set to Fly at Russo and Steele’s 4th Annual Newport Beach Collector Automobile Auction Event

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Scottsdale, Arizona (May 31, 2016) – Ford Motor Company was founded in Dearborn, Michigan by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903. With a steadfast commitment to making the automobile accessible to all Americans, Henry Ford completely revolutionized manufacturing practices across the globe and in turn made Ford an international powerhouse. Over the company’s history, Ford has continued to push the boundaries of design, style, luxury and performance, resulting in a continually developing reputation as one of the world’s premier automotive dynasties. Russo and Steele is proud to present a small sampling of the wonderful and diverse selection of fabulous Fords, to be on offer and crossing the block June 10-12 in Newport Beach, California.

 

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2006 Ford GT – 2,500 Miles #6004

A rare Mark II Black-on-black example with excellent single-owner care from new, this 2006 Ford GT is a stunning modern supercar. Highly desirable factory options include the audiophile-quality McIntosh CD Stereo system, lightweight forged aluminum wheels and painted racing stripes. Complete with its original window sticker, car cover, and a shop manual, this GT is one of the fastest modern supercars with direct lineage to the legendary Le Mans-winning GT40!

 

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1967 Shelby GT500 #6141

This legendary, highly coveted 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 is the absolute pinnacle of late 1960’s collectable muscle and is just one of 2,048 produced. Powered by an utterly savage, matching numbers 428 Police Interceptor motor with correct BJ & BK dual quad carburetors and correct block casting, this example is particularly well equipped with its upgraded and period correct top loader four speed manual transmission. Additional features include original and correct power steering, power brakes, Stuart Warner gauges, comfort weave bucket seats, factory 5 spoke Kelsey-Hays wheels, wood trimmed steering wheel and functional factory roll bar. It shows brilliantly in its original color of Wimbledon white with blue stripes over a stunning black interior.

 

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2016 Shelby GT350R #6028

Featuring the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine ever developed by Ford and an 8,000-rpm redline courtesy of its flat-plane crankshaft, this top-specification 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is a true instant collectible. Featuring lightweight components including a carbon-fiber rear wing and the first production use of carbon-fiber wheels, it is incredibly sophisticated and ready to dominate the road or racetrack with equal ease. A rare, limited-production model, this GT350R stands as one of the world’s best and most sophisticated high-performance cars available today.

 

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1955 Ford Thunderbird – Overhaulin Chip Foose Custom #6026

This stunningly restored and customized ’55 Thunderbird was built and updated by hot rodding legend Chip Foose and was a featured build on the popular Discovery Networks Television Series “Overhaulin”. As great to drive as it is to look at, this custom T-Bird features a modern suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, and a 340-hp Ford Racing 302 V-8 driving a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and limited-slip Ford 9-inch rear end. Subtle body mods, one-off Foose designed wheels on Pirelli performance tires, and outstanding custom paint elevate it even further.

 

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1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon #6132

This beautiful WW II period Woody features a great color combination of Moselle Maroon paint and brown interior. A frame-off restoration, it retains its original Flathead V-8 and manual transmission. A multiple car show winner, it reportedly runs and drives very smoothly. Its exquisite and iconic wood components are beautifully finished inside and out. The interior has been reupholstered and carpeted and it retains the original dash. Production number of this insatiably collectible motorcar is #2099.

 

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1937 Ford Opera Custom Coupe #6047

This outstanding custom ’37 Ford coupe features beautifully smoothed, filled, and shaved all-steel bodywork with the only non-steel items being the running boards. Riding on a TCI frame with Mustang II IFS and all modern underpinnings, it is powered by a balanced, blueprinted, and injected LT-1 350 matched to a GM 700R4 overdrive automatic. Finished to a mind-blowing standard, this sleek ’37 includes a luxuriously trimmed and equipped leather and wool interior. Riding on Budnik wheels and finished in stunning Black Blausberry paint, it is a show stopping standout!

 

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2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R #6045 – Under 1,600 Original Miles

Car number 269 of only 300 examples built, this 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R is a modern performance icon with 385 underrated horsepower from its 5.8-liter V-8 engine. Features include Borla side exhaust, Tremec 6-speed manual transmission, Bilstein independent suspension, Brembo 4-piston 4-wheel disc brakes, a 21-gallon fuel cell and Recaro seats. The air conditioning, radio, and rear seat are deleted for all-out performance and it remains totally factory original. A true modern collectible, this street capable yet track focused Muscle Mustang will leave them in the dust with its eye watering 186-mph top end capabilities.

 

Experience all the high energy excitement of Russo and Steele in Newport Beach for yourself! Bidder registration is just $200 and includes admission for all 3 days of “Auction in the Round” action for the bidder and one lucky guest. Stay tuned for further updates on our 4th annual Newport Beach auction and event schedule and join us for the ultimate California collector car beach party!

 

For Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts. ™   At Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, it’s far more than a tagline – it’s our lifestyle! To obtain further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more information about the Russo and Steele and our upcoming Newport Beach, California auction, please contact Darin Roberge at darin@russoandsteele.com.

 

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About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continues to set records and attract a discerning global clientele. In addition to our reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, our unique high-energy auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by June at Newport Beach, and August at Monterey, California. For additional information, please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.

 

Media Contact:

Darin Roberge

darin@russoandsteele.com

602-252-2697