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3/17/2014 (2 years ago)

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Rare make and model was discontinued in 1969

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.

A singly owned, 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500, one of only about 1,000 ever made has resurfaced in its original condition.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/17/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Shelby Mustang, auction, pristine 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.

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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."

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