Unique and amazing Ford Mustang specimens on the auction block aren’t exactly the freshest of fresh news to everyone, but to Mustang enthusiasts and diehards, each event is often one to take special note of. Barrett-Jackson will be honoring automotive legend Carroll Shelby on January 19 when several vintage Shelby cars will be put up for auction. The one expected to turn most heads is a rare 1967 Shelby GT500. Big deal, you might say, right? Welllll, this one sort of is. This 1967 Shelby GT500 is completely original, from its Nightmist Blue exterior to its 428ci Police Interceptor motor to its less-than-10,000 miles on the odometer.
This ’67 GT500 is currently owned by Stephen Becker (president and CEO of Planet Cobra) and it holds its own special slice of history–a man by the name of Edward Milkos, an amateur racer, actually competed in drag racing events with the Mustang for two years, stopping the action only because of a serious personal injury. After getting hurt, Milkos put the car into storage in his basement, up to the point when he decided to trade it for a Jaguar three decades later.
The car itself hasn’t been ignored since, as it has been on display at the Shelby Headquarters in Las Vegas, and actually made it out on a road tour back in 2010. Doesn’t this car sound absolutely alluring? We think so, as there have been so many that look like repro-knock-offs or Frankenstein hack jobs that get passed off as something they never were VIN’d to be.
Do you like it so much, you think you’d like to own it? Get your pocketbook (or banker on the ready) for the auction Scottsdale, AZ, on 1/29/2013, where you will get your shot! There are also some special tribute events going on over the weekend of January 11th/12th at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, so if this sounds like something of interest, be sure to go for it! To get more details on this Shelby tribute, call 949-900-1960.
Source: Barrett Jackson via AutomobileMagCategories: Events, General