Skip to content

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)

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.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
3/17/2014 (3 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.

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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."

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


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.


Comments


More U.S.

PRAY for the victims of shooting at New Mexico school Watch

Image of Parents wait anxiously while Aztec High School is evacuated. At least two students died during the incident on Thursday.

Two students are dead following a shooting at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico.  LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Two ... continue reading


California on FIRE, 200,000 evacuated, curfews imposed as fires are whipped by Santa Ana winds Watch

Image of A photo from the International Space Station shows smoke from the fires blowing out to sea.

California is burning. More than two hundred thousand people have been evacuated in Southern California ahead of flames whipped by ... continue reading


Who Needs Advent? I do! Watch

Image of The candle is a symbol of Advent because it is a symbol of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, who is always coming to those with the eyes of living faith.

Jesus Christ is not just a memory to the Christian with living faith. He is alive in our midst and living His Life in and through His ... continue reading


Christmas Blood in New York City? New poster shows Santa Claus threatening Times Square Watch

Image of A threat on the New York's Times Square has been made by ISIS supporters.

First, there was "Christmas Blood," then there was a direct threat made on Pope Francis and then there was the "Lone Wolf" Vatican attack. ... continue reading


A Thanksgiving Day Reflection on the Goodness of America Watch

Image of My first Thanksgiving Day celebration

Through the intercession of our nation's saints, we pray for the protection and well being of America. This is God's country. Let us ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
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

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.