Barn Find: '69 Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet with 8,500 Original Miles
A mint condition, 1969, Shelby Mustang GT500 Cobra Jet discovered in the garage of a recently deceased man will soon be going to auction. Though it was covered in dust, the mustang clocked only 8,500 miles on the odometer. Due to the the car's rareness--there were only about 1,000 ever made--people are expecting it to do quite well on the auction block.
Apparently, the '69 Shelby was left by Larry Brown, a resident of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, who died last year without a wife, children or a will. Records indicate that Brown first purchased the car on May 9, 1969 for $5,245.97 and stop driving it by 1973.
The auction listing for the car notes that it features a 428 Cobra Jet engine matted to a 4-speed transmission. The Mustang, which is scheduled to go under the hammer April 25, also still has it's original paint, tires, belts, hoses, factory steering wheel cover and 1968-dated coded spark plug wires as indicated by Ron Gilligan Auctioneers.
According to the report, Brown's personal belonging also included a few TVs, snow blowers and motorcycles, but it's certainly the '69 Shelby that ranks as the most valuable of the belongings.
Source [Yahoo Autos]
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