November 5, 2007
Carroll Shelby’s personal 1969 Mustang GT500 to be auctioned in January
Los Angeles, California – Barrett-Jackson has announced that Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle, a 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible, will be sold at no reserve at its sale in Scottsdale in January 2008. The car has been owned by Shelby since it was built and is the only 1960s-era Shelby Mustang he has owned continually since its creation.
Shelby is scheduled to attend the auction and hand the keys over to the new owner personally. One of only 246 Shelby GT500 convertibles built in 1969, the red 428-cid-powered car has only 69,725 miles (112,211 km) and came originally equipped with an automatic transmission, intermittent wipers, power steering and brakes, factory air conditioning and AM/FM stereo radio.
The car was originally built as a white car with blue stripes, but Shelby wanted a red car, and production ended by the time he received the car; he authorized it to be returned to the Shelby facility and repainted before he took possession of it. The convertible is scheduled to be sold on January 20, 2008; for more information, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.