July 2, 2022


Beyond Automotive

Classic Mustang corrals $442K at muscle car auction

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By Mike Konz

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    KEARNEY, Kansas (Kearney Hub) — The shiny blue Ford Mustang on LeRoy Johnson’s trailer collected dust in a shed in the vicinity of Sumner for just about 50 decades.

Thursday afternoon as Johnson and his wife, Amy, of Nelson geared up to pull away from the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, they had been all set to blow absent the relaxation of the dust.

The Johnsons had just acquired the 1970 Mustang 429 Manager.

At $442,000, the Mustang was the prime seller at an auction that featured 17 uncommon and impressive autos from the assortment of the late “Butch” Siebenaler of Sumner. He experienced expended his lifetime monitoring down scarce cars and trucks and the sections to rebuild them, but he died from a coronary heart assault previous calendar year and so the very best of his collection was set up for sale by Huge Iron Auctions.

The on the web auction captivated interest from around the world and was scheduled to shut at 1 p.m. Thursday. However, bidding went into overtime, and the Johnsons hung all-around extended plenty of to get the car or truck of LeRoy’s goals. “I’m a major equipment head and this is a really one of a kind vehicle. I’ll get it on the highway and see what it does,” LeRoy mentioned.

A single of the rarest and most collectible muscle autos, the Grabber Blue Mustang’s 429 cubic inch motor produces 1,100 horsepower and it’s one of only 1,356 that were being designed.

Amy stated she was shaking from the nerves until eventually she and LeRoy lastly won the bidding contest.

The Mustang was amid the 17 cars up for auction Thursday. Mat Cope of Large Iron declined to expose how a great deal the auction introduced in, but he reported it was successful and there will be a further auction of Siebenaler’s assortment in late September.

There however are 186 cars and a lot of parts stored in the Siebenaler salvage yard around Sumner.

Large Iron, which is seasoned with large machines and farm apply income, experienced its 1st experience with collectible vehicles two yrs in the past when it auctioned the Chevyland United states of america automobiles and creating around Elm Creek. The Chevyland constructing now houses a business indicator enterprise.

Cope stated soon after Thursday’s muscle mass vehicle sale that he has the distinction of possessing sold a uncommon, sought-immediately after motor vehicle. “I’ve bought a $442,000 vehicle. I’ve obtained a minimal ‘street cred’ now,” he explained.

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