The upcoming 3rd annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction will see its share of unusual and unique vehicles cross the auction floor. Among them will be the only 1970 GT500 built in Grabber Green and white stripes.
While green is not usually considered a color that drives the highest bidding, this example still has most of its original components and documentation, including the pollution controls, radiator, fan, starter, warranty card, work orders and more. Owned by Steven Becker, this one-owner car has no rust or accident history.
“With its 428 CJ engine, ventilated front disc brakes and rare color, this GT500 incorporates several unique components in a combination not found in other muscle cars,” said Becker. “This big block is truly a special one-of-one Shelby that will cross the block at one of the world’s greatest collector car auctions. It will be a pleasure to celebrate the ingenuity embodied in Carroll Shelby’s vehicles with other enthusiasts who have a sincere appreciation for pure, unbridled performance.”
The car was originally sold at Galpin Ford in Los Angeles and has never strayed far from the region. The Shelby has also received a total, show correct paint job earlier this year.
“This original GT500 fastback is an outstanding vehicle with original smog equipment, as well as matching numbers for the transmission, engine and rear, making this a great investment for those who value a genuine Shelby Mustang,” added Becker. “The Shelby is well documented and offers a serious collector the opportunity to own one of the last original GT500s.”
The Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event runs from September 23 to 25th, at the Manadlay Bay Resort. Additional information is provided on the Barrett-Jackson web site.