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1969 Shelby GT500 once owned by Carroll Shelby going up for auction

By Drew Phillips - July 8, 2013 – 2:39 pm2 Comments | 3,139 views

1969 Shelby GT500 owned by Carroll Shelby

By normal standards this 1969 Shelby GT500 is a rare car. It’s just one of eighteen built in Grabber Yellow, and just one of three with a 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle. What makes this GT500 truly special, though, is that it was once owned by the late Carroll Shelby. The current owner, who purchased the car from Shelby, has spent the last ten years meticulously restoring the GT500 back to showroom condition but has now decided it’s time to part ways. The car is scheduled to be sold to the highest bidders through Mecum Auctions in Monterey next month. The GT500 still retains its matching numbers 428 Cobra Jet engine with 4-speed transmission, and a Marti Report and paperwork dating back to 1969 will be included in the sale.

1969 Shelby GT500 once owned by Carroll Shelby:

  • Fully documented, matching numbers 428 CJ engine with close ratio 4-speed transmission
  • 1 of only 3 produced with a 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle
  • 1 of 18 in Grabber Yellow, full Marti Report
  • Current owner has spent 10 years completely restoring this car, having just completed the nut and bolt restoration
  • Copy of the California release of liability signed off by Carroll Shelby, next to the registered owner now
  • Engine was rebuilt just before current owner purchased
  • 4,317 miles on car in 2003
  • Restored to as close to showroom condition as possible
  • Many original Ford OEM factory parts were found and used in the restoration of this car
  • Paperwork dating back to 1969

[Source: Mecum Auctions]




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