Massive Collins Fox Mustang Collection Earns Solid Cash At Auction

If you are a regular reader here, you probably saw our story on the 18 Fox Mustangs Dennis Collins was set to run across the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Scottsdale, Arizona. Auction week has come and gone and in normal Barrett-Jackson no-reserve fashion, all 18 Foxes went to new homes. While the cars did not set any real world records so to speak like his 2017 auction cars did, they all sold for respectable amounts.

The 18 cars sold for an average price of $29,752, quite a bit higher than the average Fox you run across on your local Craigslist. The top of this price range was $53,900 and the bottom was $18,700. Certainly more realistic numbers — despite a bit of inherent auction hype — than those garnered by the 2017 auction when five of his Foxes knocked down an average sale price of $54,340 dollars, which is nothing to sneeze at.

So what does this mean for the Fox market? Do these cars and ones like them finally turn the Fox into this generation’s nostalgic hot rod of choice? Or does it just make it that much harder to find a decent project Fox to build in the garage? Only time will tell the long-term effects on our beloved Fox ’Stangs. In the meantime, here’s a look at the top three earners from this massive Fox auction…

340-Mile 1993 Mustang LX Convertible

They said they saved the best for last and that statement couldn’t have proved more true when it came to a Fox from the final year of production. With only 340 miles on the clock, it is no surprise that this 1993 LX droptop went at the top of the list. Knocking down $53,900 after buyers fees, this was the top seller of the Dennis Collins’ Fox collection.

Triple-White Feature Car

With just over 7,000 miles on the odometer, this convertible isa nice example of the Triple White Feature Car. However, this Fox did have one major modification in the form of a Vortech supercharger, but that did not slow it down across the blocks. The car rang the final bell for $45,100, putting it a solid number two on the list.

1,334-Mile 1993 Mustang GT Convertible

The second lowest mileage car of the group along with the popular triple-black color combo allowed this 1992 droptop to bring home number three on the top sellers list at $44,000. While convertible Foxes never held the respect of Mustang fans back in the heyday, the droptop ’Stangs certainly dominated this round of auction action, which shows how tough it is to find a clean convertible these days.

Top 10 Collins Collection Fox Mustang Sellers

1. 1993 Mustang LX convertible, $53,900

2. 1993 Mustang LX convertible, $45,100

3. 1992 Mustang GT Convertible, $44,000

4. 1984 Mustang GT350, $37,800

5. 1983 Mustang GT hatchback, $33,000

6. 1986 Mustang SVO, $33,000

7. 1990 Mustang LX coupe, $33,000

8. 1987 Mustang GT convertible, $27,500

9. 1988 McLaren Mustang, $27,500

10. 1989 Mustang GT Hatchback, $27,500

About the author

Jeff Southard

Growing up with a dad who loved Corvettes, I was destined to be a gearhead from day one. Beyond that, my dad owned an auto parts business for over 25 years. There, I learned the automotive basics as a child, then began my professional career working there after high school. From Corvettes and Superbirds to Hemis and Cobra Jets, my dad has owned a little of everything over the years, so I've had my chance to get some quality seat time behind the wheel of some rare, unique, and sometimes, just odd automobiles. I have owned my share of toys, including over 20 Mustangs. I guess to make a long story short, if you look up "car crazy" you will probably find my photo listed pretty close to it!
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