1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 in mint condition found, going up for auction

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There were only 1,000 ever made: the 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500. It is a rare find, but now one in mint condition is going up for auction after collecting dust for decades.

When Larry Brown of Centre Hall, Pa., recently passed away there was no one left behind to collect his inheritance. As a result, the car he bought on May 9, 1969, for $5,245.97 will go to auction April 25, Yahoo News reported.


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The vehicle, which has only 8,531 miles on its clock and hasn’t been driven since 1973, is expected to fetch over $100,000.

The Mustang’s owner was so obsessed with keeping the car in mint condition that he apparently never washed it or, in the few years he brought himself to take it outside, never did so in the rain.

The Ron Gilligan Auctioneers listing for the cars states: “If this car has been hose washed … it probably occurred at the detail bay of the selling dealer before delivery,” Yahoo News reported.

The vehicle 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.” 

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