Car enthusiasts across the world may need a napkin to wipe up their drool in a minute.
A 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet was found under 40 years worth of dust, in otherwise mint condition, in a Pennsylvania garage. The kicker? It only has 8,531 original miles on it.
Featuring a 4-speed manual transmission, it could (and should) fetch six figures easily at auction. A similar ‘69 GT500 is listed on ClassicCars.com for $114,900 — and this one has almost 80,000 under its belt.
The vehicle, which belonged to Larry A. Brown and is being auctioned by Ron Gilligan as part of Brown’s estate, will be up for bidding on April 25 in Spruce Creek, Penn.
Gilligan surmises that the “black jade” Shelby hasn’t been driven since its inspection sticker expired in Jan. 1973. Parts also offered in the auction include the original smog system, shifter assembly, bill of sale, title, and other documentation.
The story of Brown’s garage find, which broke earlier this month, has caught on with envious Twitter users.
Just too cool... why don't I find anything like that in my garage? http://t.co/epJY9MaRzi— Lane Bailey (@CoolCaroftheDay) March 26, 2014
We have to admit, we’re in the same boat.
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