1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is proud to offer you this absolutely gorgeous 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback, finished in its factory correct Candy Apple Red exterior, wrapped around a perfect Black Knit Vinyl Hi-Back Bucket-Seat interior.
The Shelby GT500 always retained a unique identity, and for 1969 they featured a longer fiberglass front end, unique hoop grille, updated taillights, revised exhaust outlets, plus an aggressive hood w/ no less than five functional NACA-style air scoops. Front & rear air scoops ducted cool air to the brakes, and the new interior features a roll bar, inertia-reel racing harnesses, luxurious amenities, and special trim, which maintained the performance-oriented, limited-production character of the GT 500. The 1969 Shelby GT500 cars are quite rare w/ only 1,157 Fastbacks produced according to records from the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC).
This perfect Shelby GT500 was built on February, 19, 1969 (on schedule), and was sold new @ Phil Long Ford in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to the Marti Report, it is one of only 229 w/ this paint & trim code. Additional factory options include: 428ci Cobra-Jet Engine, Toploader 4-Speed Manual Transmission, 3.50 Traction-Lok Differential, Sport Deck Fold-Down Rear Seat, Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, AM Radio, Deluxe Belts/Warning Light, Tachometer and Trip Odometer. A comprehensive, nut & bolt restoration to factory specifications and to concours-correct standards was completed in 2018, by Tony Conover @ Conover Performance Motors in Hanover, Pennsylvania. They had an excellent starting point, as it was a 52k-mile car to begin with, and she has seen less than 250 miles since the no-expense spared comprehensive restoration. She now sits on our showroom floor here in St. George, Utah, and is in absolutely gorgeous condition throughout.
The body & paint work is stellar, w/ laser straight body panels and precise gaps. The correct Candy Apple Red paint has been polished to a lustrous shine and literally explodes in the sunlight. All of the chrome & stainless-steel trim is in show-quality condition all the way around. She has a perfect stance, and sits on original Shelby GT500 alloy wheels, wrapped w/ correct Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, just like she did back in 1969. You can walk around this car a hundred times and it looks perfect from every angle. The undercarriage is as nice as the topside of the car w/ everything restored to factory specifications.
When you open the driver’s door and slide inside, you will find a beautifully restored black knit vinyl hi-back bucket-seat interior that looks just like it did on the showroom floor 52 years ago. Everything appears factory-fresh from front to back and from side to side, and all of the original gauges, lights, blinkers, AM radio, etc., are all in perfect working order. What an amazing feeling it is to sit in those hi-back bucket-seats w/ your right hand firmly gripping the 4-speed shifter, while looking out over that long scooped-up hood! Man, did they know how to build muscle cars back then! Please look closely at the photos to see how ‘perfect’ this interior truly is. The trunk area is immaculate, w/ the correct space-saver spare tire, and jack assembly perfectly in place.
Pop open the hood, and inside the beautifully detailed engine bay resides the 428ci/335hp Cobra-Jet motor, lathered up in Ford Blue w/ correct Autolite & Motorcraft parts everywhere that meets the eye. Again, this Shelby GT500 was restored to concours-correct standards and it really shows! The legendary 428ci Cobra-Jet motor is linked to the Toploader 4-speed manual transmission, which feeds power to the 3.50 Traction-Lok rear-end. She fires right up, settling into a nice smooth idle, and she runs, drives and performs beautifully! This Shelby is an absolute blast to drive, and I guarantee you that everywhere you go people will be snapping photos on their smartphones. The new owner will receive the original Shelby invoice, original Shelby work order, itemized restoration invoices from Conover Performance Motors, and of course the Marti Report.
If you have been searching for a last-generation Shelby GT500 that looks as good as it did on the day it was sold new, you would be hard pressed to find a finer example anywhere @ any price!