Skip to comments.Mint 1969 Shelby GT500 found under 40 years of dust
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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I GIVE MY LEFT,,,,
First the 1967 Corvette the other day, now this...
Oh man... beautiful.
You might want to ping.
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.
Once the tires hit the pavement, the value drops 30%..
LOL, I think you’d be wrong. That’s a 4 speed brother.
Man, I love those NACA inlets.
...has only run 8,500 miles in total. The spark plugs, belts, fan, and hoses are all original.
Still, just another ford :-)
I could destroy it in less than a year.
A 45-year-old used Ford? Hunnert bucks, tops.
Auction houses are drooling over this find.
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.
Nice. Jay Leno, ping.
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.
I used to like Lotus until they were bought by Yugo.
With a KC and the Sunshine Band tape in it....
Your zoom works better than mine....
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.
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.
Is this some kind of Gas Monkey Garage spoof?
I MIGHT WANT IT!!!
Back too drooling now.
My APC was that color.
Just a guess. It could also have been a Grateful Dead or a Janis Joplin 8 track.
With the 351 cleveland mid chasis placement engine.
Now a 65-66 GT350 with the Shelbyized 289: mmmmmmmmm.......
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.
Same here. I’m saving my left one for a Boss 302.
Lol. Let’s face it, the value is harmed by the lack of original air.
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.
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.
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.
This car will be the stat of the January 2015 Barrett-Jackson auction.
Rick Hendricks will pay top dollar for this car.
OK, so sounds like maybe it was ‘65-’66 that were the real deal.
I think that's right becasue I think Shelby left after '66.
I remember looking at a Dodge Daytona with
the big wing at the Fayettevile dealer..red
Ended up getting the Buick GS400.Yellow with
black vinyl roof.
Should have held on to that car.
Ancient Car dialect revealed in Shelby Rosetta stone.
Car can now be spoken again easily!
Yeah.. I wouldn’t want that either.
I’ll see your year, and raise it to just 6 months! But, oh what a FUN 6 months!
Buy a Jeep....more utility, ya know...;-)
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.