1969 Ford SOLD
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Estimate: ú39,000-45,000

Sold: ú50,374

Carol Shelby's high performance cars based on the Ford Mustang are in a class of their own. The 1969 model was capable of 0-97km/h in six seconds and 0-161km/h in 13.9 seconds. In appearance it was quite distinctive from the standard Mustang. The front end was fully re-designed and the rear was distinguished by the Thunderbird-type tail lights and the front wings, bonnet and boot lid were made of light weight composite materials.

1969 saw the last of the Shelbys as Ford pushed towards its own performance Mustangs, however Shelbys were always produced in small numbers. In 1969 only 1,536 fastbacks were built, of which only 750 were released that year.

Built as an export model and sent to Japan, this rare and immaculate right hand drive big block car was imported to Australia 14 years ago. It was then restored to factory specification. The car has covered aprox. 43,000 miles from new and incorporates almost every factory option, to include kilometric speedo, power steering, air-conditioning, tilt steering column, 8-track player, roll bar, racing harnesses and deluxe interior.

In 1997 the car won Most Authentic Car Overall at the Calder Concours International. Since then the car has also taken a first place award at the 2001 Hong Kong Classic Car Show.

These 1960's American muscle car icons represent a rare blend of the success and talent of the great Carol Shelby with the endurance and engineering of the legendary Mustang.

It is understood that this car is in fact the only right hand drive GT 500 in existance, having been professionally converted while undergoing a comprehensive restoration by marque specialists in Austrailia. A testiment to the skill of their work is the overall finish of this job, indistingwishable from the original but for the mirror image.

Finished in 'Wimbledon' white with a black interior this fine muscle car is fitted with an awesome 7 litre V8 and is supplied with an extensive history file containing many invoices, reports and photos of the cars life. Having had a recent air conditioning overhaul, the car remains in excellent condition throughout and is reported to run beautifully. It is supplied with the UK V5 logbook and current MoT. The ultimate American iron !

Reference Number 4127

as of 9/24/2006

Car 1969 Ford
VIN 9FO2R482762 
Exterior / Interior Color      White /      Black 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
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