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MAR 16, 2023 | Photos by Jeff Burgy

Florida Auction Brings Out Bevy Of Classic And Collectible Fords

Orange first generation Ford Bronco

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – In case you were wondering if the collector car world would be under duress in today’s post-pandemic, inflationary world, results from one of the year’s early auctions indicates quite the opposite. Major auctions have continued to grow in popularity year over year, and interest in collectible Ford vehicles of every vintage and stripe has grown along with them. Some big auction companies hold events all across the United States every year, garnering news headlines for notable cars as well as live TV coverage, and 2023 is no exception.Green 1950s Ford under tent

Each January, Mecum Auctions holds a big event in central Florida, just a short drive south from Orlando, to jump-start the collector-car auction season. For this year, the auction house again lined up high-end collector cars as the headliners, as well as plenty of classics that everyday fans could both bid on and afford. After a 12-day run that concluded on January 15 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, a record 4,000 vehicles were consigned from 47 states, with the 3,180 that were sold racking up a record $23 million in total sales. The top Ford, a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster, sold for $1.43 million. Not only does the show auction off cars, but also motorcycles, tractors, road art – even boats.Dark Red 1970 GT500 Mustang

As is usually the case for events in The Sunshine State, Jeff Burgy, our Florida Ford super enthusiast and SAAC-MCR Club founder, was on-site with his camera to seek out the Fords that would be crossing the block in Kissimmee. As he walked through all the displays on the show grounds, he found exemplary Fords from many different generations. From vintage 1960’s Ford drag cars and early Shelby Cobras to modern Ford GT’s and the latest Mustang variants, Burgy sent us photos of some the top Blue Oval rides he saw there to share with our FordPerformance.com readers in his gallery below:Black first generation Mustang with hood openBlue and white first generation Ford MustangWhite ford fairlaneRed Shelby CobraGrabber Blue Mach 1 MustangWhite and blue ford GTBlue and white Shelby CobraBlack Ford GT with silver stripesOrange Ford Torino CobraRed Shelby CobraWhite Mustang IIRed PanteraWhite First generation Boss 302 MustangWhite and blue first gen shelby GT350Red Ford Mustang Mach 1