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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