We’ve had the privilege of featuring some great exclusives, but this could be one of the coolest! This 1969 Shelby GT500 is claimed to be all original – still wearing its factory paint and interior. There are 73k miles showing on the odometer so it has seen some use, but it’s been well cared for and could be one of the best unrestored examples still around. It’s only had three owners since new and is listed in the Shelby registry. This may have been the last of the GT500s, but it was also one of the most powerful pony cars ever built!
After having so much success with their track oriented GT350, Shelby and Ford decided to build something a bit more appropriate for the drag strip. So, they dropped a big block into it and added more luxury features. People deride the the direction that Ford took with this car today, but it actually outsold its little brother by a wide margin. These may have been more GT than sports car, but with a 428 Cobra Jet under the hood, they were undoubtedly quick.
The automatic transmission is proof that the GT500 had drifted away from Shelby’s original concept. Not everyone wants to ride around in a race car though. It still has to be exciting to sit behind that wheel knowing that you have 400 horsepower on tap! Obviously, the rubber floor mats need to go, but I bet they did a fine job at protecting the carpet. The seller believes that the only items that have been replaced are the tires, battery, starter, hood hold downs, reverse lights, air cleaner, and brakes.
This car had some serious duct work! The ones on the hood are functional, but I’m not sure about the others. Everything is claimed to work here including the sequential taillights. There’s no rust through and the car runs and drives great. You can contact the seller here via email if you are interested. That $100k price tag might seem high at first, but just try to find another survivor GT500 like this for less!