This gem was recently found in Pennsylvania barn covered in dust, after its owner died. He has no heirs or living relatives, and left a number of interesting cars behind, including this Shelby GT500. One of only a thousand manufactured, the car has 8500 original miles and replacement tires, but otherwise is completely stock. The owner reportedly never washed it because he was afraid he'd scratch the paint. Rare Shelby GT500 Found
According to the news report,
the GT500, that features a 428 Cobra Jet engine meshed to a 4-speed transmission, still maintains its original paint, tires, belts, hoses, factory steering wheel cover and 1968-dated coded spark plug wires. Vehicles with more miles, in far less original condition, have sold for over $100,000.
Back in the day, I recall seeing a red Shelby GT500 burning rubber on Whittier Boulevard in front of the Bob's Big Boy. If you lived in Southern California and had a cool car, or just liked to watch the muscle cars or low-riders cruise by, then Saturday night at the Bob's Big Boy on Whittier Avenue was the place to be.
Quite a car and a wonderful find!