There is no doubt that original, unrestored cars are one of the hottest segments of the collector car market right now. This 1969 Shelby GT500 definitely ticks off all of the right boxes for what could be some spirited bidding when it goes to auction in late April. Only 8,531 original miles, (mostly) original paint, one owner and a part of local folklore in its home town of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. So what is the twist here? It is not being shipped to Scottsdale, Arizona for a big glitzy prime time auction, but it is being sold directly from the estate of the owner by a local auction house. No online or phone bidding here, you’ll have to attend to bid.
Unbelievable. An urban legend? No, its real. Lambrecht Chevrolet, a dealership in business from shortly after World War II until the mid-nineteen nineties, is selling off a collection of 500 cars amassed over that period, most period trade-ins that were kept instead of being sold. If that is not special enough, about 50 of the cars have less than 11 miles (yes 11) on them as they were never sold by the dealership when new. This one, a 1958 Chevrolet pickup, has only 5.4 miles on the odometer.