Many readers thought the GT350 we featured the other day was too expensive. Many also would have preferred a GT500. Well, here you go… This 1969 Shelby GT500 has been sitting in this garage since the eighties. It only has 62k miles on the odometer and is still in the possession of the first owner. The owner’s son has listed it for them here on eBay with no reserve. It will go to the highest bidder.
The owner of this GT500 purchased the car right after returning from Vietnam. They babied it and supposedly never raced it. That is hard to believe considering they had 400 horsepower under the hood, but you never know. It was equipped with an automatic so maybe they just used it for cruising. Anyway, the car was parked in the eighties because of some water pump and heater core issues.
The car is currently not running. The carburetor and air filter are sitting in the trunk, but everything else looks to be in place and accounted for. That is a 428 V8 in there and we are hopeful it can be made to run again without too much effort. Even if it does take some work, you will be well rewarded.
The engine, transmission, interior, and even the Competition Red paint are all claimed to be original to this Shelby. With a little work you could have yourself one of the best preserved GT500s around and if bidding stays under $60k it will be one heck of a deal too. We just hope the next owner will at least have the sense to forgo a restoration and just drive the car as is.