Rare Shelby Mustang unearthed after 40 years spent gathering dust, only 8,500 miles
It's not uncommon for rare vehicles to surface in a barn or rundown garage, encrusted in decades of dust, itching to be sold for a handsome profit. What is rare, however, is to find a one-owner, 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 — one of only about 1,000 ever made — resurface in its original condition, fastidiously maintained and never washed for fear of damaging the paint, with only 8,500 miles on the clock.
Just... Wow. Take a look at the car:
(picture from gallery)
A friend of mine, a serious motorhead (honestly, he makes me look like a piker and is a Master Mechanic for Ford) has a 1969 Ford Torino GT that he found in unrestored shape a few years back. It has been his ongoing project car since he got it home, with the goal of complete, period-correct restoration coming closer and closer. The Torino is the same age as my friend, and his goal is to have it roadworthy by his 45th birthday.
He'd be a lot closer if he had found this Shelby rather than the Torino. This car even has the original tires, kinda - they were replaced in the first 1,000 miles because they wouldn't hold a balance. Everything else on the car is original and mint - and the Shelby is only 1 out 1,000 to begin with.
It will be interesting to see what kind of money this car fetches at auction...
That is all.