It’s always amazing to see a vintage Shelby up for auction and even better when it has only had one or two owners. This is one of those cases. Though before you start reaching for the checkbook be sure to check the fine print.
This 1968 Shelby GT500KR unfortunately has had some damage in past that looks to have been fixed and sprayed over. Though what’s more sigh worthy is that the original Ford Cobrajet 428 engine has been replaced and is “long gone” It’s a shame really. We really want to love this car.
The seller is asking for $90k and while we could see that could be fair for an original example with matching engine we just cannot see this one going for that kind of money. Prices for 1968 GT500KR’s appear to have fallen off a cliff around 2009. In 2001 a 9000 mile unrestored survivor that was displayed at SEMA sold for $250k (with buyer’s premium). While a GT500KR in a similar condition to this example (Condition4) averages now at $84,500 according to Hagerty Valuations.
While on the GT500KR subject take a moment to relive this vintage road test video from 1968.
eBay Auction Description
Up for auction, this Awesome, Vintage! 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR mustang has been in long term storage for a number of years. Purchased by the original owner Alfred Jones who was an airline pilot in Miami Florida in 1969. Now owned by the second owner who has had the car since 1983. This KR has had one repaint along with some slight front end damage that was repaired many years ago. The repaint is old and is in ok condition. There are some occasional ships and scratches but nothing catastrophic. The numbers matching motor is long gone and it is unknown at this time about the transmission. It is a complete running car but will need motor work as the compression is low in # 7&8 cylinders and they do not fire.
The undercarriage is in original condition with factory undercoat. There is some slight surface rust and slight damage to the frame rails, floor pans and underside of this car, but nothing catastrophic. The front suspension/ brakes are of OEM equipment and old. More recently a new fuel tank and carburetor rebuild were done to get the car up and running. This is when we determined the missing cylinders and that the engine was not running properly and that the transmission was having trouble going int second geer. At the time that the car has been running all of the gauges, headlights, wipers and yes even the swing away steering wheel still works!
This is a great Shelby platform to rebuild the body is super clean, no signs of heavy collision or body rust and comes with a lot of new parts. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air cleaner snorkel, oil filter, belts/ hoses, brake booster, battery cables/ bat tray/ tie down, weather striping, kick panels, visor chrome, tail light covers, jack/ handle, heater core, rocker chrome, rear valance, lower control arms, fan shroud and so much more, just ask me. I have the Marti report/ documentation and more pictures upon request. There is no guarantee or warranty on this vintage Shelby so please call and ask as many questions as you like. Best regards, Rich 303-931-5412. I deal with a shipping broker and can get you a wholesale price!
Little known to all but the hardcore Mustang enthusiast is that the 1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz models came in not one colour but four. The Raven Black we all know and recognise, Wimbledon White, Candy Apple Red, Sapphire Blue and Ivy Green. Only a handful of these color combinations were produced and as such rarely come up for sale or are even seen though this week a nice Sapphire Blue example has appeared for sale on eBay.
In all, only 1,001 of these fastbacks were built for Hertz in 1966. The make-up consisted of 999 units of the following colors: A majority in Raven Black with Gold (Bronze Powder) side and Le Mans racing stripes, 50 Candy Apple Red with side stripes, 50 Wimbledon White with side stripes (as well as several models with both side and Le Mans stripes), 50 Sapphire Blue models with side stripes, and 50 Ivy Green with side stripes.
Not much else is mentioned about the car other than the seller has the original California plates that were on the Hertz rental car and also the Hertz service records for thecar.
Head on over to eBay to check out the auction.
Who remembers this haul of Mustangs that were for sale quite a few years back? It’s an article that generated quite a lot of interest from all over the globe. Even our inbox was full of people asking us how to get in touch with the seller. Now though, it seems we have an even bigger collection of rusting Mustangs for sale. 49 of them to be exact located in Detroit Lakes, MN.
The ad on eBay only has 3 days left to run and currently has no bids. The catch? You have to buy all of them as a package. The cars range in years from 1965 up to 1973 and while quite a lot of them look a little worse for wear there does look like a lot of good projects in here.
The seller also mentions a tonne of parts available with the deal. At the current price of $49k it seems someone may get a bargain. We’ll be watching this one closely.
We’re going to need a bigger garage!
LIST OF VEHICLES:
1. 1965 Gold Coupe 5F07T391109 6-cyl motor / no A/T / no title
2. 1965 Green Fastback 5F09A632156 no motor / no trans / no title
3. 1965 Blue Coupe 5F07C727262 V8 motor / 3-speed / no title
4. 1965 Blue Coupe no VIN / 6-cyl motor / no A/T / no title
5. 1965 Red Coupe 5F07T644328 6-cyl motor / A/T / no title
6. 1965 Black Coupe 5F07C273019 V8 motor / A/T / clear title
7. 1965 Blue Coupe (Pony int.) 5F07T288520 6-cyl motor / 3-speed / no title
8. 1965 Blue Coupe 5F07C398547 no motor / no manual trans / no title
9. 1966 Blue Fastback 6R09C220871 / no motor / no trans / no title
10. 1966 Red Coupe 6F07T385675 6-cyl motor / A/T / clear title
11. 1966 Red GT Coupe 6F07A255456 no motor / no trans / clear title
12. 1966 White Coupe 5F07T361503 6-cyl motor / A/T / no title
13. 1966 Red Coupe no VIN / V8 motor / 3-speed / no title
14. 1966 Blue Coupe 6F07T372706 6-cyl motor / 3-speed / no title
15. 1966 Blue coupe body / no VIN / no motor / no trans / no title
16. 1967 Blue Coupe 7F01T126758 6-cyl motor / A/T / clear title
17. 1967 Yellow Coupe 7F01T223117 6-cyl motor / A/T / clear title
18. 1967 Red Coupe 7F01C175777 no motor / no A/T / no title
19. 1967 Red Coupe 7F01C102728 V8 motor / 3-speed / clear title
20. 1967 Blue Coupe 7F01T106138 6-cyl motor / A/T / no title
21. 1967 Blue Coupe 7F01T104116 no motor / A/T / no title
22. 1968 Red Coupe 8F01C136806 6-cyl motor / 3-speed / no title
23. 1968 Red Coupe 8F01T107110 6-cyl motor / 3-speed / no title
24. 1968 Blue Coupe 8F01C201200 nomotor / no A/T / no title
25. 1968 Red Coupe 8F01C218315 no motor / no trans / clear title
26. 1968 Green Coupe 8F01C102945 no motor / no trans / clear title
27. 1968 Red Coupe 8F01C125047 no motor / no A/T / clear title
28. 1968 Blue Coupe (California Special) No VIN / V8 motor / A/T / no title
29. 1968 Blue Coupe 8F01C117437 no motor / 3-speed / clear title
30. 1968 Red Coupe 8F01C156400 V8 motor / A/T / clear title
31. 1968 Blue Coupe 8F01C203992 V8 motor / A/T / no title
32. 1968 Green Coupe 8F01C131359 V8 motor / 3-speed / clear title
33. 1968 Blue Coupe 8F01C122783 V8 motor / A/T / clear title
34. 1968 Red Cougar 8F91F557536 V8 motor / A/T / no title
35. 1969 Blue Coupe 9F01F142174 V8 motor / A/T / no title
36. 1969 White Coupe 9F01L215622 6-cyl motor / A/T / no title
37. 1969 Blue Coupe 9F01F155446 no motor / no A/T/ no title
38. 1969 Green Coupe 9F01F202110 V8 motor / 3-speed / no title
39. 1969 Blue Coupe 9F01F213562 no motor / no trans / no title
40. 1969 Blue Coupe 9F01L165221 6-cyl motor / A/T / no title
41. 1970 Orange Coupe 0F01L105367 No motor / no trans / clear title
42. 1970 Red Fastback (Mach 1) 0F05M105238 V8 motor / no trans / clear title
43. 1970 Yellow Coupe 0F01F116756 V8 motor / A/T / clear title
44. 1970 Red Coupe 0F01F156213 V8 motor / A/T / no title
45. 1970 Gold Coupe (Grande) 0F04F161036 no motor / A/T / no title
46. 1970 Blue Coupe 0F01L107219 6-cyl motor / A/T / clear title
47. 1970 White Coupe 0F01F125610 no motor / 3-speed / no title
48. 1972 Blue Coupe 9Grande) 2F04H196639 No motor / No A/T / clear title
49. 1973 Green Coupe 3F04H162599 V8 motor / A/T / no title
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.
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.
Being an Eleanor owner/builder I understand how important it is to feel that your Eleanor looks the part. For me, being a bit of a perfectionist, I will try my hardest to have my car look as close the the movie car as possible. These vanity plates available now are a no-brainer then. Perfect for the enthusiast out for a photo shoot or just to sit and admire in the garage.
For some reason the words ‘barn find’ induce a weird kind of excitement in me. Especially when they are associated with a vintage Mustang. Unfortunately Mustang barn finds are few and far between but they do happen. And that is just what we have here. A 1969 Boss 302 that has 45,352 on the clock.
Well just about every Eleanor fan knows of or has seen pictures of Richard’s one-of-a-kind Super Snake Eleanor and last year I reported about how it was up for sale. Well now Richard has taken the next step and placed it on Ebay.
I had case of deja vu when I read about this and that’s because I posted about it over a year ago. It’s the alleged to be the first mustang ever produced and sold to the public and once again it’s for sale for the bargain price of $US5.5 million