’69 Mustangs, ’57 Caddy Biarrtiz convertible featured on Mecum’s Portland docket

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This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback was the top seller at Portland | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions expects 500 collector cars for bidding at its fourth annual Portland, Oregon, sale scheduled for June 21-22 at the Portland Expo Center. 

A year ago, the Portland auction sold nearly 300 vehicles to new owners for a total of $8.6 million. The highest price paid was $214,500 for a 2005 Ford GT driven less than 3,000 miles since new.

Leading the Portland auction docket this year are a pair of 1969 ford Mustangs and a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.

One of the ’69 Mustangs is a Boss 429 fastback, one of 857 Boss 429s produced that year, and this one, with a 4-speed manual transmission, has just completed a 2-year restoration refinished in its original factory color.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach I

The other ’69 Mustang is a Mach I fastback with a 390cid big-block V8 with 4-barrel carburetor and 4-speed gearbox. This Mustang also has undergone a recent restoration returning it to factory spec, including its Winter Blue metallic paint.

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible

The ’57 Eldorado Biarritz,formerly owned by customizer John D’Agostino,  has a 365cid V8 engine and House of Kolor Pearl paint applied by Art Hims.

Other featured cars on the docket include a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28, a 1971 Buick GSX original among the 337 exported to Canada, and a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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