Classic Mustang corrals $442K at Kearney muscle car auction | Local News

KEARNEY — The dazzling blue Ford Mustang on LeRoy Johnson’s trailer collected dust in a get rid of around Sumner for practically 50 years.

Thursday afternoon as Johnson and his wife, Amy, of Nelson prepared to pull away from the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, they were all set to blow away the relaxation of the dust.

The Johnsons had just acquired the 1970 Mustang 429 Boss.

At $442,000, the Mustang was the prime vendor at an auction that highlighted 17 rare and strong cars from the collection of the late “Butch” Siebenaler of Sumner. He experienced spent his lifetime tracking down unusual cars and trucks and the pieces to rebuild them, but he died from a coronary heart assault very last yr and so the best of his collection was set up for sale by Huge Iron Auctions.

The on the net auction attracted fascination from all around the world and was scheduled to close at 1 p.m. Thursday. Having said that, bidding went into overtime, and the Johnsons hung all-around long plenty of to get the motor vehicle of LeRoy’s goals. “I’m a major equipment head and this is a pretty exclusive vehicle. I’ll get it on the freeway and see what it does,” LeRoy reported.

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One particular of the rarest and most collectible muscle mass autos, the Grabber Blue Mustang’s 429 cubic inch motor generates 1,100 horsepower and it is just one of only 1,356 that were being crafted.

1970 Mustang 429 Boss - Amy and LeRoy Johnson

Amy and LeRoy Johnson operate a limestone quarry around the Kansas border in Nelson. They’ve been married 33 several years and normally wanted to possess a vehicle like the 1970 Mustang 429 Boss they paid $442,000 for Thursday.

Amy said she was shaking from the nerves until she and LeRoy last but not least gained the bidding contest.

The Mustang was between the 17 cars and trucks up for auction Thursday. Mat Cope of Major Iron declined to expose how a great deal the auction brought in, but he stated it was thriving and there will be another auction of Siebenaler’s selection in late September.

There however are 186 automobiles and a lot of areas saved in the Siebenaler salvage garden near Sumner.

Big Iron, which is experienced with weighty gear and farm put into practice product sales, had its initially expertise with collectible cars and trucks two a long time back when it auctioned the Chevyland Usa vehicles and constructing around Elm Creek. The Chevyland creating now homes a business sign company.

Cope explained immediately after Thursday’s muscle auto sale that he has the difference of possessing sold a scarce, sought-following vehicle. “I’ve bought a $442,000 car. I’ve received a little ‘street cred’ now,” he said.