This Is What We Call A Garage Find – Original 1969 Shelby GT500 With 8,500 Miles
We all love a good barn find. Like this one for example. There is always something mysterious around all barn finds. Each find got its own story. Now we are going to see one of the latest discoveries with only 8,531 miles on the tacho – a unique one-owner 1969 Shelby GT500. The car is unrestored and it’s in perfect condition. In this particular case we know a lot of things about the car. The car owner was Larry Brown as the guy recently passed away. Larry had no children or wife.
That’s why there was no one to inherit his estate. The car history is also available – Mr Brown purchased the American muscle at Pennsylvania Ford dealer in May, 1969. As the car is a very interesting vehicle and it’s a rare one, it will be auctioned off by Ron Gilligan Auctioneers. The owner used to be a great guy who cared a lot for his ride. The vehicle is never washed as Larry feared of it rusting. In addition the car has never been driven in the rain. The one and only wash was probably when it was prepared to be delivered to Larry Brown.
This 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 is in remarkable shape considering all the years it’s spent in the garage. Inside the car is like brand new – there are two layers of floor mats over the carpets and bags are covering the seats. This is all we know about the exterior and the interior – everything is perfect. When it comes to the mechanical part it all appears well. There was only one things that the car repair shop changed – the battery. And with a fresh tank of gas this 45-year-old car’s 428-cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8 started immediately.
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There is a four-speed manual transmission installed in this Ford. One interesting fact about this barn find is that Brown paid exactly $5,245 back in 1969. Now, the price is a little bit higher. Considering all the details around the car and the low mileage this one will fetch a good bit more than $100k. Auto Trader Classics is another company that deals with old cars. A quick research from their side found another 1969 GT500 coupe with 75,320 miles on the dashboard. The price was exactly $90k.