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Mint 1969 Shelby GT500 found under 40 years of dust | Fox News

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.
This snake features a larger, 428-cubic-inch Cobra Jet engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission, which has only run 8,500 miles in total. The spark plugs, belts, fan, and hoses are all original. The only items that are not from 1968 are the tires.
Considering this highly collectable GT500 has sat since 1973 it’s an extreme rarity. The Mustang was originally purchased for just $5,245 in 1969. Now, though,it should sell at auction for over $100,000.
The car will be auctioned off by Ron Gilligan Auctioneering
on April 25th.
It also looks like pack-rat owner also owned a 1971 Ford Ranchero with only 53,000 miles on it, and get this … a 1974 Ford Econoline Custom 100 van with only 554 original miles. Both vehicles are for sale along with a variety of other mint, perfectly maintained vehicles from the estate.
 

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I saw another rare car discovery on TV. Richard Rawlings (Fast N' Loud) bought a 1970 Boss 429 Mustang for $127,000 from a guy that had it in storage in Minnesota. It was one of 83 painted raven black.

He hoped to make big money off of it at Barrett-Jackson, but it only sold for $165,000.

Even though it is a cool car, it's still a Mustang and not a 1971 Hemi 'Cuda.
 

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It's a Mustang but in 1969 a Mustang was cool. Today a Mustang is not nearly as popular.
 

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@Cuda340, the timing of my post right after yours made it look like I was talking about the Rawlings car you brought up, but I wasn't. I was talking about the car in the OP: this is a dupe thread about a 1969 Shelby GT 500 Mustang with 8,500 miles under a lot of dust and sold to Gilligan. Same car:
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/rare-mustang-heads-to-auction-after-decades-spent-gathering-dust--only-8-000-miles-150351958.html
Mint 1969 Shelby GT500 found under 40 years of dust | Fox News

Your original thread on that GT 500 was: http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f51/rare-1969-gt-500-found-180721/

Unless I'm too drunk to tell one thread from another... which is unfortunately possible (I'm off so sue me!). :icon_lol:
 

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Thats one crazy hood!
 

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Mopar or not, that's a great find!
 

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Even though it is a cool car, it's still a Mustang and not a 1971 Hemi 'Cuda.


How about a 1970 340 'cuda, with shaker? This immaculate beauty rolled into our weekend cruise-in this past Saturday afternoon:


 
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