Recently a rare ’69 Shelby GT 500 came on the market after the owner sadly passed away. Amazingly this ’69 Shelby was only still owned by the original owner. Surprisingly only 8,351 original miles had been acquired since it’s purchase in 1969. The last registration sticker expired in 1973. During the past four decades the Shelby was kept in the garage. After a long duration under cover you can imagine this had taken its toll on the car when it was found. Many say the Shelby had never been rained on nor ever even seen the likes of a car wash in its life time.
The ’69 Shelby was dusted off and auctioned off in Centre Hall, PA just this past week for an amazing $280,000.00. This ’69 Shelby is powered by a 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet mated to a four speed manual transmission. Serial number 1946 and originally sold for $5,245.79 in 1969. The ’69 Shelby, the star of the show drew many serious Mustang enthusiasts and collectors to the auction, such as Bill Tumas of CJ Pony Parts who was on hand to video the event and place a possible bid. Although Bill was not the purchaser of the ’69 Shelby it was a once in lifetime experience to see such a rare find in person. We can report that this ’69 Shelby will remain in its longtime home of Central, Pennsylvania. A rare find now finds a new home and will be cared for.