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1969 Shelby GT-500 Fastback Coupe

Model Year History Overview:
“THE END OF A LEGEND”
The first Shelby Mustangs built by Carroll Shelby came in 1965. The 1965 GT-350 was aimed primarily at the B-Production racing class of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). It was the B-Production champion in 1965-67.  The 1969 Shelby GT-350 and GT500 were more closely related to the production Mustangs than their predecessors had been (the Mustang was all-new in 1969).  There were now air scoops in the fiberglass front finders, and side stripes were relocated midway up the body side. Although a few 1969s were re-serialized for 1970, Shelby production effectively ended in ’69.  A combination of government regulations at that time and spiraling insurance rates prompted cancellation of the Shelby program. Top speed was 115 mph, 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds, and the ¼ mile in 14 seconds @ 102 mph.
This car was originally purchased, owned and restored by Frank Reynolds of Grand Prairie, TX.  Frank did the interior and engine restoration work: Advantage Auto Works of Dallas did the body and paint work.
The car is a repeat 100 pt. winner of many Shelby events nationally.

Total 1969 Shelby Production:  3,150  -  GT-350 Fastbacks:  1,085
GT-350 Convertibles:  194
GT-500 Fastback : 1,563
GT-500 Convertible: 335
Originally Sold To: Courtesy Ford, Littleton, CO
Shipped to: LaPlata Motors, Durango, CO
MSRP:  $5,754.38

Dealer Invoice: $4,854.05

1969 Shelby GT-500 Fastback Coupe
VIN Number:   9F02R482626
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  Shelby Automotive Co., Inc, Southfield Michigan
Exterior Color:  Grabber Blue/White Stripes
Interior Trim:  White Comfort Weave Vinyl
Engine:  428 CID Ford Cobra Jet-Ram Air OHV 4V V-8
735 CFM Holley 4-Barrel Carburetor
400 Horsepower est. Advertised HP 335
Torque: 440 FT./LBS
Bore/Stroke: 4.13” X 3.98”
Transmission:  3-Speed - C-6 Cruise-O-Matic
Equipment:

Wheelbase:  N/A
Weight:  4,709 LBS

Stock Number: C 09

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