[Barn Find] 1967 Shelby GT500 – A Teacher’s Pet

Our friends over at HotRod.com have posted a great little story about a truly awesome barn find. Something we all wish we’d come across. A 1967 Shelby GT500.

The car, which belongs to Scott Drake’s Paul Kerner was recently displayed ‘as is’ at the Mustang 50th anniversary show in Las Vegas.

The car was purchased in 1997 as a true barn find. “A coworker found the car. He said it was coming out the next day in the local Recycler, so if I wanted the car, I had to buy it now.” So then and there the car was purchased for $14,000. Yes, you read that right.

The car has sat in his garage for quite some time and he admits it’s something he’s just “never got around to”.

Though what is interesting about the car is in 2003 a rep for Kylie Minogue got in touch wanting to buy it for $100,000 for her father Ron. Paul, in no hurry to sell, wanted $110k and so the deal didn’t happen.

Funnily enough only a six years later news hit that Ron Minogue got duped out of a fake 1968 GT500

So today the car still remains as it was found all those years ago. Head on over to HotRod.com for the full story and pictures.

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[Barn Find] Rusting Original 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible

Finding a Mustang hidden in a barn is something we can all dream about. But finding a genuine Shelby GT500 convertible is another story. As is this case. But before you go reaching for your wallet take a close look. This Shelby has seen better days.

The photos tell the story. Unfortunately this car is full of rust and would be a long road to bring it back to its former glory. The floors appear to have been rusted right through and just about everything else on the car needs attention. This would make quite an expensive and lengthy restoration for the lucky person who manages to purchase it.

The vehicle is a documented 428 Cobra Jet engine with a 4-speed manual transmission and is 1 of 408 convertibles, 1of 153 engine with manual trans and 1 of 197 with lime gold paint according the the Marti Report.

At the time of writing it is currently going for $50,100 with a little over 4 days remaining. Head on over to Ebay to have a look. Good luck to the lucky bidder!

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[eBay] Special 1966 Shelby GT350 for Sale

This magnificent example of an original Shelby with a documented and special history is a rare sight these days. This 1966 Shelby GT350 once owned by car enthusiast George Hodges who sadly passed away from lymphoma cancer on Dec. 8th 1993.

The car managed to win the new survivor class at the 1993 SAAC national convention where Carroll Shelby himself was on hand to congratulate George. The car only has 53,700 miles on it and seems to have all original parts.

The seller claims the car has been well looked after and even

For the last 20ish years the car has been kept in a barn [a nice one] in S. Carolina. She was taken out for the typical Sunday drive and has always been maintained in turn key fashion.

Head on over to eBay to check out the full write up but make sure your pockets are deep as this example is priced at a nice $250,000.

[eBay Find] 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Barn Racer

This great 1970 Mustang Boss 302 currently on eBay was purchased new in 1970. It was originally Lime Green Metallic with Ivy Green interior. Early on it was converted into a racing vehicle and was competitively raced and until 1976. From there it was sold off and stored in a barn for 15 years.

This is a former race car that was road raced and drag raced in the 70s. It does not have any affiliation with Holman & Moody. Documentation did exist at one time but I did not get any when I bought the car. The original parts that were removed from this car are also gone; sold off years ago before anyone knew future parts values. What is included (but not shown and from a 69 fastback) is a complete IP, wiring harness, front bucket seats, and rear seats and trim to be able to return the car back to stock and make it streetable.

It’s quite a unique find and is currently up for auction on eBay. At the time of writing it was without bids still at the $30,000 starting price.

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[Barn Find] 1967 Shelby GT350 ‘Terlingua Terror’ Brought Back To Life

This is probably the coolest barn find story we’ve ever come across. A genuine 1967 Shelby GT350 that, instead of being restored from the ground up, has not been touched cosmetically. However all the insides, running gear and everything you cannot see have been replaced with new parts to ensure she runs and drives perfectly. The result? A beautiful period car, that is brand new underneath. A car that can lay claim to the old Ricky-racers of times past.

The project can best be described by the guys at Classic Motorsport.

The continuous needling—along with a few beers—led us to form a half-assed plan: How about we leave the outside just the way it is? Some may call it rust and grime, others may call it patina, but we’ll completely fix all the mechanics underneath it and make the car safe and fun to drive.

Everyone at the office loved that idea, and after a few more beers we somehow decided we’d try to get the necessary work done in six weeks. Then, we’d take the newly resurrected Shelby—instead of our Tiger project car—on this year’s Going To The Sun Rally in Montana.

What could possibly go wrong? It’s just a complete chassis restoration on a nearly 50-year-old car that we’ve only owned for a week and driven a total of 8 miles.

Dubbed the ‘Terlingua Terror’ as a tribute to Jerry Titus’s Trans-Am winning Shelby notchback as well as a nod to the fact that the Texas 1000 rally route often includes the Terlingua area of Texas, the car had every mechanical part under the hood and on the chassis restored or replaced with an new one from NPD. The car wasn’t originally fitted with a limited-slip differential so the guys added one in as well as removing the non-original 289 engine and replacing it with a Ford Racing 500 horsepower, 363 cubic-inch engine.

Vintage vinyl graphics were added to the car to increase that ‘used’ look which in our opinion makes the car. The concept of having an ‘original’ untouched car cosmetically has never even occurred to us here. But it has now genuinely thrown a spanner in the works. Anyone have a cheap barn find we can buy?

Mustang Monthly have a great in-depth write up about it by the owner of the car, Tim Suddard. And also check out Classic Motorsports project page which details every step of the project from start to finish. We’ve literally been reading these four hours!

Photos courtesy of Mustangs Monthly and Classic Motorsports Magazine

Boss of The Barn: 1970 Boss 302 Hidden Away For 25 years

We like to keep things vintage around here at 67mustangblog. We’re not sure why? Maybe it’s just because we love the vintage Mustang so much. So when we post about a 1970 Boss it’s probably the last in years of Mustangs we will post about. But what a car to post about. The 1970 Boss 302. This car was apparently garaged by it’s original owner for 25 years and is now being offered by the new owner on eBay.

The new seller has replaced the carpet but claims the car is still quite original with 70,000 on the clock. The seller adds “I rebuilt the brakes (pads, new calipers and silicon fluid), added fresh oil, full tune, new gas tank/sender, installed new black carpet, found four decent Ford 15X7 magnums and installed good tires.”

It’s claimed she runs and drives well and all in all is in good shape for something that has been idle for 25 years. You can check out the full description here.

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Barn Find: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

It must be the year of the barn find. They seem to be showing up everywhere. This example, from in Canton, Georgia, has been stored in a garage for many years though looks in quite good shape. The C-Code car comes with the original 289 with Holley 4bbl, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Manual Drum Brakes (New Master Cylinder), Good Battery. The seller states the car “runs, drives and stops” which is great for a car that is 47 years old and has been parked for a great number of those.

The interior appears to be all original and also looks in great shape. There does appear to be minimal rust though overall the car looks quite solid. Though we imagine there would be a lot of work needed to be done on this one. Truth is we love a a good barn find and they don’t get much better than a Mustang Barn Find.

If you’re after a project car or just want to have a close look. Check it out here on eBay

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[Barn Find] Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT500

Don’t we all wish we could come across something as cool as this? Open up one of our relative’s long forgotten holiday home barns and find a nice 1968 Ford Mustang GT500? We can all dream. Though for some lucky people these kinds of stories are realities. This Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT500 looks to be in great shape after sitting untouched for 30 years. [Read more…]

Barn Find 1967 Shelby GT500 Brought Back To Life After 25 Years In The Desert

It’s the stuff dreams are made of. Finding a genuine 1967 Shelby GT500 rust-free and untouched for over two decades. That’s exactly what one Ford fan from Massachusetts has done. The Mustang was parked outside, exposed to the California desert conditions; while the paint has been steadily sandblasted (that’s the raw fiberglass on the hood and rear deck) the rest of the car was well-preserved in the low-moisture climate of Death Valley. [Read more…]