1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
A real-deal 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is already a hot commodity. So when you discover one that's a genuine barn find with a celebrity story, well then, this highly documented survivor is a truly unique opportunity for a true collector. There's just no mistaking the Shelby look. The custom fiberglass hood; the functional side scoops; the Marchal fog lights; all the snake-bitten badging; and the molded rear deck lid - it all makes an impressive statement. Plus, everyone already loves a Wimbledon White Mustang, so to have the original application still on this Shelby makes this one an object other collectors will lust after. The blue rocker triple stripe is a Shelby hallmark and is a nod to America's racing legacy. This in-demand color combo wears its history, but that's part of this car's appeal. It's a true survivor and barn find. Harold Brewer, a collector and car dealer out of Ohio, purchased the car from the original owner in the late '60s when this Shelby was still fairly new. He enjoyed it for a few years. He sold it in '74 only to get it back shortly thereafter. Harold passed away suddenly in 1975. His widow Betty stored the car in an enclosed shop/garage on their property. It would remain nearly frozen in time for four decades with less than 3k miles added to the odometer during that time. In fact, most of Betty's family didn't know the car existed, and her nephew only discovered the GT500 when Betty had him go through the storage on her property. Once she passed, the nephew put the GT500 up for sale, and the person who came knocking was Richard Rawlings of Fast and Loud. So if this Shelby coupe looks familiar, it's because this barn find is also a TV star. The interior is just as much a survivor as the exterior. In fact, we are hard pressed to see anything that has been replaced in this time capsule. These Shelbys were a fine place to spend some time because they received the Mustang's deluxe interior with some special additions. This means features like wood grained appliquÃƒÂ©s on the door, dash, and steering wheel. Even the center console still has the coiled snake emblem embossed on the armrest. This car even has the rare Tilt-Away steering option! A folding rear seat, overhead roll bar, and shoulder harnesses are all Shelby must-haves. Open the lightweight fiberglass deck lid, and you'll even find a correct mat, complete jack assembly, and original space-saver spare tire ready for show duty. Under the hood is exactly what you want to see. This is Ford's big 428 cubic-inch V8 borrowed from the Police Interceptor package. This shows all signs of being original. In fact, the date code for the motor is January 11 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Carroll Shelby's birthday! This is in line with the car's January 31th build date. It still carries all the great Cobra pieces on the fined air cleaner and valve covers. In fact, its originality goes right down to the correct Holley four-barrel carburetor. The original three-speed automatic transmission, front disc brakes, power steering, and a beefed-up suspension give this GT500 the potential to be a terrific all-around performance classic. But on a survivor-grade car like this, any changes to make it a cruiser should be well documented. For example, this has some replacement parts, don't fret, originals come with the sale. Something this special needs all the right paperwork. That's why it comes with the Ford line sheet, Shelby order sheets, Marti Report, and much more. This is the ultimate collectible Shelby Mustang. So you may want to call today, because you'll regret when it's gone tomorrow! Call now!