Money can buy a lot of things - even happiness, depending on who you ask. If you’ve got too much money and not enough patience, it can buy you the most sought-after cars right off the production line, without the need to wait your turn with the rest of us dregs. These cars often turn up at auction houses like Barrett-Jackson before they hit dealerships.



According to Mustangblog, the #5 Iacocca Edition Mustang sold at Barrett-Jackson for $352,000, almost four times its MSRP.





Images: Barrett-Jackson



Proving that the bottom hasn’t quite fallen out from the collector car market, this very limited edition Mustang commanded the second highest winning bid at last weekend’s Las Vegas event. Then again, the all original 1965 Shelby Cobra roadster would likely have commanded more money last year than the $440,000 it sold for this weekend. But unlike the Cobra, only forty-five Iacocca 2009 ½ Mustangs were built. This particular vehicle featured a 550 horsepower supercharged engine, as well as the five-speed manual transmission.







The Iacocca Mustang is only available through Galpin Auto Spots, the same people from Pimp My Ride. It has an MSRP of $89,950, though options like the supercharged engine drive the price up. The actual selling price of Iacocca #5 was $320,000, but another $32,000 was tacked on in bidding fees. Fords actually rounded out the top five, with a ’67 GT500 Super Snake “continuation” coming in third at $330,000 and a 2007 GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition taking in $302,500. And the fifth best seller? A 2006 Mercury Milan “Volga” Edition, a one-of-two special edition car built to promote Miami Fashion Week.




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