One out of 1,000 Shelby Mustang Automobiles found - with only 8,500 miles
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/17/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
A single person owned 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500, one of only about 1,000 ever made, has resurfaced in its original condition. Gathering dust and never washed over fears of damaging the vehicle's finish, Larry Brown of Centre Hall, Philadelphia only put 8,500 miles on it. Now deceased without leaving wife or children, the Mustang is just one item in a fascinating treasure trove left in his estate.
A singly owned, 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500, one of only about 1,000 ever made has resurfaced in its original condition.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Brown's entire collection, which includes his house, TVs, snow blowers, motorbikes and of course cars - are heading to auction.
The Mustang is by far the star attraction of the estate sale. Brown bought the car on May 9, 1969, for $5,245.97. The last recorded warranty work occurred in September that year, when Brown had the door glass adjusted. The registered mileage at that time was 1,665. Brown had stopped driving the car altogether in 1973, storing it in his garage with just 8,531 miles on the clock.
Auction officials say that the GT500, 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.
Carts with far more miles, in far less original condition, have sold for over $100,000 - offering clues as to how much Brown's GT500 may fetch when it goes before bidders on April 25.
With the exciting news come the doubters. Some have doubted the car's originality, analyzing the pictures for any evident discrepancies.
Some experts note barely-worn Goodyear tires, appearing too new for 8,500 miles. Others pointed out that the tires were 8-digit Goodyear codes, made only during 1970 and '71 - making it impossible for them to be original on a car from 1969.
Others questioned the engine's mileage due to the "amount of oil blow by all over (the) front of (the) motor and on (the) valve cover."
After speaking with one of Brown's close friends and mechanic, Hooper clarified that the tires were indeed changed due to the original's inability to stay balanced for more than 500 miles. The front two tires were replaced under warranty with the rears being switched some time later. The production line wheels, however, remain original.
Hooper says the Mustang was maintained by Brown even when he wasn't driving it - firing the motor as recently as three years ago. It was locally known around the neighborhood when Brown did drive his Shelby from 1969 to 1972, he refused to drive it in the rain or even hose wash it for fear of rust: "If this car has been hose washed," the listing states, "it probably occurred at the detail bay of the selling dealer before delivery."
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed. That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
With more than 30 deaths caused by the various wildfires devouring swaths of California, Pope Francis on Friday sent a message voicing his ... continue reading
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has asked league owners to have their players stand for the national anthem. The lamented in a letter to all ... continue reading
"It's the worst mass shooting in modern American history." The above opening sentence is the exact lead sentence I used in a column last ... continue reading
It's well-known that in ancient Rome hundreds of thousands of people would pile into the stacked layers of stone seating in the Colosseum ... continue reading
A Yazidi survivor of the ISIS genocide urged members of Congress on Tuesday to help recover young girls and boys who were enslaved and sold ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 HD Video
- Virgin Mary appears to Hindu schoolchildren in India, miracles ...
- U.S. drills for mass evacuation of Americans from South Korea, but ...
- St. Ignatius of Antioch: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- Martin Luther would be horrified - The reformer had no intention of ...
- Daily Readings for Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- Sorry, there's no science to support 'transgender therapy' for kids
- st john the baptist
- daily readings
- saint george
- saint james
- Saint Patrick
- st. francis
- st. jude
- st. peter
- mother theresa
- st james
- st joan of arc
- advent prayers
- St Joseph
- ten commandments
- Pope Francis
- saint agnes
- St Anthony
- 10 commandments
- mary magdalene
- Patron saints
- Intro to Novena to the Saints in Heaven for the saints on earth HD
- Trump ends taxpayer giveaway to insurance companies HD
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, October 16th, 2017 HD
The Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis
The Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis - Laudato ... @ $0.00
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way