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.
This 1964.5 Mustang was produced July 17th of 1964. It was a Dearborn produced car that was sold new into California where it has spent its entire life. Though the serial number decodes as a 1965, these early cars are referred to as 1964 1/2’s by enthusiasts as they have many differences from the later 1965 models. July 31st is considered the end of production for cars that can be designated as 64 1/2’s so this car was near the end of that run (which started in March of 1964). Most differences are very subtle, while others are more obvious such as a generator instead of an alternator.