LMC is very proud to offer for sale this ‘69 Shelby GT500.
The Shelby Mustang was built in the early years by Shelby American /Shelby Automotive. The '69 and '70 Shelby Mustangs were built entirely at the Ford Plants as Ford marketing wanted to achieve more brand recognition through these extremely popular Shelby machines along with marketing their own special high performance Boss and Mach 1 Mustangs. These next generation Shelby Mustang GTs were either the 351 cu in equipped GT350 or the GT500 with Ford’s mega 428 block. The 1969 model year received an extensive face lift with the body increasing in length by 4 inches. Up front, the dual headlights now sat within the full width/deep recessed black grill with the Snake in the right corner. The distinctive hood had the air duct system for cooling the engine with five ‘NACA ducts’ as they were known providing three inlets and two outlet vents. Out back, a contoured body spoiler that has a Black recessed full-width insert having the Shelby name in chrome letters. Below the rear spoiler is the distinctive styling of full width tail lights. Overall this new exterior look was long and low with racy styling and looks that seems to dare anything on the road to try and challenge. In 1969 there were only 1157 GT500 Fastbacks that rolled off the assembly line. A 1969 Shelby advertisement had the heading of ‘Fire and Refinement’ and suggested ‘the Shelby, a very special kind of car…GT350 or the GT500…designed for rapid transit in the utmost comfort and luxury’.
This Shelby GT500, as noted in the Shelby Registry on pages 862 and 956, originally shipped/delivered to D.A. Casey Ltd Amherst Nova Scotia back on January 29, 1969. Original owner was from New Glasgow Nova Scotia and apparently this Shelby has resided in the province of Nova Scotia since new. The last Nova Scotia owner kept this Shelby for almost twenty years. A definite eye grabber in the Factory Code P of Pastel Gray with the Blue Stripes along the side belt line. Turn the chrome Hood Latches to see an original condition engine bay with the famous numbers matching R-Code 428 Ram Air engine that delivered a suspiciously low 335HP. The Ford Big Block has the desirable 4-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission with the competition Hurst shifter linked up to the 3.50 Traction-Lok Axle. BF Goodrich Radial T/A raised white letter tires mounted on the great looking Shelby-unique Shelby only five spoke wheels. Power front disc, rear drum brakes and power steering were mandatory options to ensure the Shelby provided the road handling ability they were famous for. Complemented by its Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl, Code 3A, t with he comfortable Hi-Back Bucket Seat has a bright Red band at the top of the pleats. This is the same Red that is used in the sewn in Red Rubber Floor Mats within the Black Carpeting. Other features and conveniences include the Power Front Disc Brakes, race inspired Roll Bar with Harness, Sport Deck Rear Seat, AM/FM Radio, Tinted Glass, Power Ventilation, 8000 rpm Tach, Tilt-Away Steering Wheel, Clock, Driver-Remote/Dual Body-Colored Racing style Mirrors, Tinted Glass as well as the Oil/Amp gauges in the full console.
Documentation includes the original Ford Purchase Order, original Shelby Automotive Co. Inc. Invoice/Sales Copy sheet, the original Shelby Automotive Co. Inc. Individual Order Sheet, Ford 10 Day Production Schedule Report and the Owner’s Manual.
The 1969 advertisement with Carroll Shelby leaning against a Shelby stated ’Sitting still….it looks Invincible’ reflected the awesome 428 CJ power. This Shelby GT500 will appeal to any Ford enthusiast or fine collector that appreciates how much the classic Shelby muscle has become so treasured today…to be sold as is to a Ford Shelby enthusiast that is interested in taking this Shelby to the next level of either driving excitement and/or full restoration for car show enjoyment.