Weekend Edition – An Estate Auction in Central PA, Featuring Interesting Fords…

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This will be the last post for this weekend, but I think it is one of the most interesting posts I have written about since the Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction I did last year (Which was an internet sensation…) but this is on a much smaller scale. Still, the Fords being offered are interesting, so take a look after the jump…

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This auction is for the estate of Larry A. Brown of Centre Hall, PA, and produced by The Ron Gilligan Auctioneering Co. This is truly an interesting auction for the number of Ford cars and Trucks being offered. Let’s start out with this 1969 Shelby GT-500. According to the auction site:

We are offering this 1969 Shelby Mustang GT-500 (Shelby Serial Number 1946) from the estate of Larry A. Brown, the original and only owner of this unrestored Shelby Mustang survivor with 8,531 original miles. It is finished in Black Jade with a black interior and features a 428 Cobra Jet engine with a 4-speed transmission.

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The Shelby American World Registry documents this car with Eger Motors, Inc., McKeesport, PA as the original Shelby selling dealer on May 9, 1969 with an MSRP of $5,245.79. Miller-McVeigh Ford, State College, PA performed the warranty work and is also believed to have acquired the car for Mr. Brown. The last warranty work performed by Miller–McVeigh (adjust door glass) in September 1969 documented the mileage at just 1,665 miles.

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“As discovered” photos illustrate the time capsule with 40 years of dust and what appears to be the production line tires, belts, hoses, factory steering wheel cover and even the 1968 date coded spark plug wires. The PA state inspection sticker on the windshield expired in January 1973. From our initial inspection, the car appears to be extraordinarily original and complete less the smog system, heat shield, s-tube, snorkel and original sifter assembly. Mr. Brown seemed to keep most items like these, so we are hopeful that those items will be available once we inventory the estate garages that are packed full of other interesting cars and parts for this auction.

Overall, the condition of the car looks excellent. Upon initial inspection, the paint appears original and exceptional with virtually no damage, including the GT-500 decals. Chrome and bright work look very good overall. Mr. Brown’s mechanic indicated that car was operational as recently as 3 years ago and worked fine. We will post additional pictures describing the condition as they become available.

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It was widely known locally that this car was not driven in the rain or even washed out of concern that the water would introduce rust. If this car was hose washed since new, it probably occurred at the detail bay of the selling dealer before delivery. Mr. Brown was apparently very particular about preserving his car – note the mud flaps to protect the rear quarter panels, fine wire mesh to protect the radiator from bugs and debris, and Ford dealer accessory door edge guards.

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This is a 1971 Ford Ranchero GT 351, and according to the auction listing:

1971 Ford Ranchero GT 351 Cleveland – 4-spd. – Shaker hood – black on black – vintage fiberglass bed cover – 53,709 miles – 1-owner w/ (2) build sheets & original bill of sale – special order new and sold at Miller McVeigh, State College, PA.

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This is a 1974 Ford Econoline Custom 100, and according to the auction listing:

1974 Ford Econoline Custom 100 van – 302 w/ 3-spd. manual trans. – 1-owner customized w/ shag carpet & refrigerator w/ 554 original miles – VIN#E14GHV66795 – ordered and sold new at Miller McVeigh Ford, State College, PA. – we were told that this van was purchased new by Mr. Brown and then driven to OH. for its custom conversion – most if not all of the miles are believed to have been accumulated to and from the conversion company – very vintage and retro cool with authentic custom paint, original shag carpet and other upgrades of the period – it has been undisturbed and other than the aging from storage, it appears like a new vehicle with extremely low miles.

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The rest of the cars are simply everyday models with incredibly low mileage. Let’s start with this 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Liftback with only 29,000 miles! WOW!

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How about a 1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4X4 with only 38,000 Miles. Try finding one with that type of mileage…

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Here is a 2012 Ford Escape Limited V6 with only 90 miles on the clock…

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Here is a 2009 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 Extended Cab with a stick with only 41,000 miles on the odometer…

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How about a 1966 Ford F-100 Short Bed, and according to the auction site:

1966 Ford F100 Fleetside short bed custom cab pickup truck – we were told that Mr. Brown acquired the truck and transported to PA. from AR. – it appears to be very solid and virtually rust free -V8 eng. – 2WD – 3-spd. manual trans. – showing 54,410 miles.

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There is also a 1964 Ford F-100 with no motor or transmission. Included in this auction is a pair of Harley Davidson Motorcycles (A 1960 model with 7,500 miles, and a 2003 883 Sportster) A Kubota Tractor, A Troy-Bilt Snow Thrower, and an eXmark Lazer Zero Turn Riding Mower. Pictures follow this paragraph…

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See the full auction listing here…

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