Barrett-Jackson’s 2023 auctions showcased an extraordinary array of both original and customized muscle cars, solidifying their status as highly sought-after automotive treasures. At the Scottsdale Auction that January, Mustangs and Camaros commanded starring roles in this segment. Delve into this remarkable grouping of muscle cars that took the top spots on the auction block in 2023:
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 – SOLD! $770,000
Pictured above, is ZL1 COPO 9560, #61 of 69 built in 1969. Powered by an all-aluminum 427/430hp V8 engine mated to an M21 4-speed manual transmission and a 4.10 posi-traction rear end. With a Jerry MacNeish Certificate of Authenticity. From the Northside Customs Collection.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1966 SHELBY GROUP II MUSTANG – BUILT FOR KEN MILES – SOLD! $770,000
One of only 16 Shelby Group II Mustangs built in 1966. Participant of over 30 documented races. Show-quality restoration. Tons of documentation included. Powered by an era-correct Shelby American racing 289ci Hi-Po V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 – SOLD! $605,000
Powered by the legendary Boss 429/375hp engine, with a 4-speed manual transmission and 3.91-ratio Traction-Lok rear end. Finished in white with a black interior and Magnum 500 wheels. Comes with Build Sheets, Window Sticker and Marti Report.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI SUPERBIRD – SOLD! $605,000
Finished in the High-Impact FY1 color of Lemon Twist Bright Yellow. One of 77 built with an automatic transmission and powered by a non-original 426ci HEMI engine, which has been restamped with the correct VIN.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS BALDWIN MOTION – SOLD! $583,000
Unrestored Baldwin Motion Camaro with an M21 close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission and 4.56 posi-traction rear axle. 22,883 actual miles.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD – SOLD! $550,000
Powered by its matching-numbers 440ci engine with a Six-Barrel carburetor backed by its matching-numbers 4-speed manual transmission. 1,029 miles (title reads exempt). From the Excalibur Collection.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – SOLD! $533,500
Official licensed and certified Eleanor tribute; comes with the genuine Eleanor certification paperwork. Custom Resto-Mod conversion powered by a fuel-injected Downdraft 428ci engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – CARROLL SHELBY’S 1968 FORD MUSTANG “BLACK HORNET” – SOLD! $451,000
Powered by a 428ci V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, “Black Hornet” comes painted gloss black with a black interior. A tribute to the “Green Hornet,” without green paint, independent rear suspension or fuel injection.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1967 SHELBY GT500 CUSTOM FASTBACK – “GONE IN 60 SECONDS” – SOLD! $440,000
Built for the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Besides converting an original Shelby Mustang to an “Eleanor” for the movie’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, this is one of the other re-creations that was used in the movie.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS LS6 – SOLD! $440,000
Authenticom; comes with Build Sheet and NCRS report. Finished in Cranberry Red with black stripes and black bucket seats. Inspected by Chevelle experts Jerry MacNeish and Rick Nelson. Powered by the original matching-numbers 454 V8 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.
Delve into this remarkable grouping of muscle cars that took the top spots on the auction block in 2023.