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Old 03-14-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Barn Find - 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 with only 8,500 miles!

Now this is a very sweet "Barn Find"!!

Rare Shelby Mustang unearthed after 40 years spent gathering dust, only 8,500 miles.


It's not uncommon for rare vehicles to surface in a barn or rundown garage, encrusted in decades of dust, itching to be sold for a handsome profit. What is rare, however, is to find a one-owner, 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 — one of only about 1,000 ever made — resurface in its original condition, fastidiously maintained and never washed for fear of damaging the paint, with only 8,500 miles on the clock.

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What a doofus. The guy buys his dream car, drives it for a few years, then parks it for the rest of his life, dying before he can even profit by selling it. That's just stupid. That's like buying a bunch of airliner models, putting them in a closet, and only very rarely peeking at them before putting them away again. What's the point of having anything if you can't enjoy the crap out of it?
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Thats so true!
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:25 PM   #4
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I saw that this morning!! No wife, no kids....where is all profits going to from this? What a sad life.
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What's the point of having anything if you can't enjoy the crap out of it?

I agree with you on that. At the same time you should be enjoying your things while eating your 'Holy Crap' breakfast cereal! Cheers! T7 (just came back from the local grocery story with the brood, and saw this product on their display shelves!)

Holy Crap Cereal is non-GMO, gluten free, organic, vegan breakfast cereal
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Don't agree with any of the above statements.
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Don't agree with any of the above statements.
Says the man who owned a classic Challenger. Would you have been content to leave it in a garage, covered in filth, for the rest of your life? C'mon, Steve, that's no way to enjoy a beautiful car, even if you only took it out on Sundays for a spin around the block, it would be better than just hiding it away forever.
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Says the man who owned a classic Challenger. Would you have been content to leave it in a garage, covered in filth, for the rest of your life? C'mon, Steve, that's no way to enjoy a beautiful car, even if you only took it out on Sundays for a spin around the block, it would be better than just hiding it away forever.
I can't argue with you Steve nor with what the Mustang owner had decided years ago. I did look at the auction site and saw a couple other classics he had.
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I can't argue with you Steve nor with what the Mustang owner had decided years ago. I did look at the auction site and saw a couple other classics he had.
Well, I do see what you are getting at, that it was his car to do as he pleased. But as a car aficionado I can't even begin to understand why he made such a choice. Maybe he was bored with it but knew it would be a classic and extremely valuable one day, and died before he could take advantage of that. Something we will never know. Didn't see the other cars.
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Well, I do see what you are getting at, that it was his car to do as he pleased. But as a car aficionado I can't even begin to understand why he made such a choice. Maybe he was bored with it but knew it would be a classic and extremely valuable one day, and died before he could take advantage of that. Something we will never know. Didn't see the other cars.
Here's the picture laden auction site with everything else. All vehicles are well documented. Estate Auction

I don't like the Mustang hood; a bit overkill to say the least.
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Yeah, the '69 Shelby GT500 wasn't the best-looking of the Shelby series IMO. I looked at his hoard of cars, and the van just blew my mind. I would have been in heaven owning something like that in '74.
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Wow....check out that old hippy van from the 70s!

as far as the 69 Shelby.... by then Carroll pulled out and Ford was just using his name. i agree, too much bling. the last decent Shelby Mustang was the '67. i like the Ranchero........ my first car was a '70 Torino GT with the same stripe down the side.
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He was a Ford man who liked black vehicles. Wait, his wardrobe is being listed:
One black suit jacket.
One pair black suit pants.
One hat black.
One pair of sunglasses.
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Yeah, the '69 Shelby GT500 wasn't the best-looking of the Shelby series IMO. I looked at his hoard of cars, and the van just blew my mind. I would have been in heaven owning something like that in '74.
Custom vans were the scene in high school and that's where we partied during lunch. My only ride was a Cimatti moped but it got me to my girlfriend's house. Going to concerts and the like was usually a double or triple date affair. My dad never let my brothers and I drive his car so we depended on our friends who's parents Galaxies or Furies got us around.

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Wow....check out that old hippy van from the 70s!

as far as the 69 Shelby.... by then Carroll pulled out and Ford was just using his name. i agree, too much bling. the last decent Shelby Mustang was the '67. i like the Ranchero........ my first car was a '70 Torino GT with the same stripe down the side.
That's funny about the hippy van. The '70 Torino GT was a beautiful car!
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He was a Ford man who liked black vehicles. Wait, his wardrobe is being listed:
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He was Johnny Cash?
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Stuff like this is amazing. I was watching Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity this week and Wayne Carini found in a garage a 1970 Porsche Targa E (only 1000 made) in brand new condition with only 5500 miles on the odometer. One owner, with all the paperwork. The guy passed away several years ago and his wife didn't know what to do with the car.
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I saw that this morning!! No wife, no kids....where is all profits going to from this? What a sad life.
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this car pops up in a Barrett Jackson Auction or something like that somehow.The car is in too great shape not to from the photo I quickly glanced at. Just needs some car wax and it's likely good to go!

Of course, if the man had no next of kin, or anyone listed in a will, chances are the city/county/state took on all his stuff. If they did sell that stuff right away, chances are likely that it was sold by an Estate Sale company.
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He was Johnny Cash?
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now here is a Shelby Stang offered on Mecums auction block i would want.
no heavy azz 1/4 mile FE ford big block but with the HiPo 289, it would make a great street cruiser...

1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback 289/306 HP, Shelby #117 for sale by Mecum Auction
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