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Mint 1969 Shelby GT500 found under 40 years of dust
Foxnews ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Joe Mahan

Posted on 03/25/2014 11:04:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

From dust to dust, people and cars come and go, but sometimes the old is reborn … and out of the dust emerges something immaculate.

A 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet is a mouthful to say but it will drop any car enthusiasts jaw. This particular garage-find was owned and perfectly preserved by a now-deceased automotive connoisseur.

Larry never washed the car for fear of scratching the paintjob or cause even the slightest bit of rust. Yahoo News estimates that the only time the car was ever washed was before delivery. Accordingly, the car is in absolute show room condition, except for a layer of dust.

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Some guys have ALL of the LUCK!
1 posted on 03/25/2014 11:04:02 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

WHOOOAAAAAA!


2 posted on 03/25/2014 11:06:39 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: US Navy Vet

I GIVE MY LEFT,,,,


3 posted on 03/25/2014 11:09:14 AM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: US Navy Vet; Impy

Good lord...

First the 1967 Corvette the other day, now this...

Oh man... beautiful.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 11:11:49 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Big Red Badger

...ARM...


5 posted on 03/25/2014 11:12:23 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: mabarker1

You might want to ping.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 11:13:03 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: US Navy Vet

It was only a couple of years that Shelby actually designed and built the engines for Mustang even though after he was gone, Ford continued to use his name on their Mustangs. I don’t think he built the ‘69 Mustang engine. I thought it was more like ‘67-’68.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 11:13:33 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Big Red Badger
The car will be auctioned off by Ron Gilligan Auctioneering on April 25th.
8 posted on 03/25/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: All

Once the tires hit the pavement, the value drops 30%..


9 posted on 03/25/2014 11:17:49 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: US Navy Vet

LOL, I think you’d be wrong. That’s a 4 speed brother.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 11:18:54 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: US Navy Vet

Man, I love those NACA inlets.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT by PLMerite
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To: US Navy Vet

Just wow.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 11:21:01 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: US Navy Vet
WOW!!!

...has only run 8,500 miles in total. The spark plugs, belts, fan, and hoses are all original.

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13 posted on 03/25/2014 11:22:10 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: US Navy Vet

Still, just another ford :-)


14 posted on 03/25/2014 11:23:08 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: US Navy Vet

I could destroy it in less than a year.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 11:28:29 AM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: US Navy Vet

A 45-year-old used Ford? Hunnert bucks, tops.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 11:32:06 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: US Navy Vet

Auction houses are drooling over this find.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Big Red Badger
I GIVE MY LEFT,,,,

It's a nice car and all, I might be willing to give my friends left pistachio for it but I would stop short of offering my own.

18 posted on 03/25/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: TexasCajun

Nice. Jay Leno, ping.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 11:35:57 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: US Navy Vet

In 1969, I was commissioned into the U.S. Army, collected my $400 uniform allowance and went to downtown Fayetteville and put the money down for a brand new 1969 Mustang Fastback. Not all the bells and whistles that this one has, but nice nonetheless.

Two years later, I sold it a bought a Peugeot 504. My wife didn’t like that car, so I sold it and bought a Lotus +2S 130. We both like that one.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 11:37:38 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

I used to like Lotus until they were bought by Yugo.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 11:47:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: thackney

With a KC and the Sunshine Band tape in it....


22 posted on 03/25/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Noumenon

Your zoom works better than mine....


23 posted on 03/25/2014 11:58:00 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: US Navy Vet

Rick Harrison will give $150,000 for it right now. Let’s face it, the tires are missing some air and for collectors condition is everything. OK, $170,0000, hundred dollar bills.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 11:58:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: US Navy Vet
The Mustang was originally purchased for just $5,245 in 1969. Now, though,it should sell at auction for over $100,000.

So if you compare the value of a premo car in 1969 and a premo car in 2014, the car has only doubled in value. Says something about inflation.

25 posted on 03/25/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Is this some kind of Gas Monkey Garage spoof?


26 posted on 03/25/2014 12:01:26 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

I MIGHT WANT IT!!!

Thanks

Back too drooling now.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 12:04:15 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Probably the ugliest mustang front end design of that era. And is it really Army green?

My APC was that color.

28 posted on 03/25/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: thackney

Just a guess. It could also have been a Grateful Dead or a Janis Joplin 8 track.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 12:10:44 PM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: cuban leaf
Pantera!

With the 351 cleveland mid chasis placement engine.

30 posted on 03/25/2014 12:11:41 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: McGruff
Nice car, but that 428 was a boat anchor out front.

Now a 65-66 GT350 with the Shelbyized 289: mmmmmmmmm.......

31 posted on 03/25/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: thackney

Yep!


32 posted on 03/25/2014 12:23:42 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: PapaNew

I’m not sure about that, but from ‘67 onward Shelby Mustangs were built on the regular assembly line instead of being completed by Shelby.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Mastador1

Same here. I’m saving my left one for a Boss 302.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Cool!


35 posted on 03/25/2014 12:33:29 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: circlecity

Lol. Let’s face it, the value is harmed by the lack of original air.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 12:34:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

As I said in post #34, from that era I would rather have a Boss 302. IMO, the REAL Shelby Mustangs are the ‘65 and ‘66. models.


37 posted on 03/25/2014 12:34:17 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

Friend of mine in high school got a red 66 Shelby GT-350 for graduation. Back then they were not real sellers for the dealerships and sat in inventory a long time and deals could be found.

Guy still has it with only 32k original miles and the car is 100% original. Only 6 reds made that year and only two are know to still exist. This one and the other one was frame off restored and sold a couple of years ago at Barrett Jackson for 180k. Absolutely no telling how much his is worth now, verified authentic and signed by Ole Shelby himself.

Was fun to drive, rode very rough by todays performance car standards and the little 315hp 289 was a delight to drive. Absolutely no comfort items, no ac, no power steering, no power brakes(I think). Posi, geared 3.89 with fairly short tires meant lots of revs on highway. A real hoot to drive and in perfect condition to this day.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 12:39:26 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I had a buddy who bought a ‘69 Boss 302 when we were both in college. The next year we both went on active duty and I remember his comfort that he would be going home to his 302 after active duty.

Twenty-five years or more passed and I was at a Mustang show in a mall. There was my old high school and college buddy with that same car which he only drove until ‘74 and then restored and garaged it and took it out for shows and special usage. One owner, all original, life long hobby car. Telling the history he was ginning like that preverbial _________ eating dog.


39 posted on 03/25/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: US Navy Vet

This car will be the stat of the January 2015 Barrett-Jackson auction.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 1:09:53 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: circlecity

Rick Hendricks will pay top dollar for this car.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 1:11:39 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

OK, so sounds like maybe it was ‘65-’66 that were the real deal.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 1:42:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
the REAL Shelby Mustangs are the ‘65 and ‘66. models

I think that's right becasue I think Shelby left after '66.

43 posted on 03/25/2014 1:44:19 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: centurion316

I remember looking at a Dodge Daytona with

the big wing at the Fayettevile dealer..red

in 1969.

Ended up getting the Buick GS400.Yellow with

black vinyl roof.

Should have held on to that car.


44 posted on 03/25/2014 1:45:47 PM PDT by Harold Shea
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To: US Navy Vet

Ancient Car dialect revealed in Shelby Rosetta stone.

Car can now be spoken again easily!

Wonderment!


45 posted on 03/25/2014 1:51:21 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: PapaNew

Yeah.. I wouldn’t want that either.

pOS junk.....//sarcasm.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 1:54:45 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Bullish

I’ll see your year, and raise it to just 6 months! But, oh what a FUN 6 months!


47 posted on 03/25/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: mabarker1

Buy a Jeep....more utility, ya know...;-)


49 posted on 03/25/2014 3:45:45 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Back in 1974 a guy my Dad did some work for had a 69 Shelby GT350H. It was one of the Hertz Rental Fleet Cars.

My Dad told me the guy was selling it and I should give him a call. He wanted $2,000 for it, so I called and told him I would be by in the morning with the Cash after I went to the Bank. I was working Graveyard Shift at the time.

When I called him after work to tell him I was on the way he told me he sold the Car the night before. When I asked him why he sold it he simply said because the guy brought the Cash. I was pissed and let him know it, but there was nothing I could do.

When I win the Lotto, it’s the first Car I will buy. The next is a 69 Roadrunner.

Just another “one that got away” story that all of us have.


50 posted on 03/25/2014 4:04:32 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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