the Next time your better half asks you to dust off of, so show him or her this Shelby GT500.
It is one of just 1044 Fastback models, which were built in 1968, and in his time among the most fierce sports cars that could be purchased for money. But even more important is the evidence that the dust can do nothing more eye-catching and sought after.
In a world where computer technology plays an increasing role, oliesheikerne become ever richer and the velpolerede bilsamlinger larger, it namely been exotic to own something that is original - in the most literal sense.
Why has the dust been allowed to sit on the Shelby GT500, which may be under the hammer at the auction house Mecum. Despite the fact that it is several years ago, that the car was pulled out from his many years of hiding.
the Car was delivered to Texas, USA in 1968 with 'raven black' coating, 360 horsepower under the hood and 4-speed manual gearbox.
Here drove it in a couple of years before the according to bilmediet Topgear was put away in the mid 70's. The record says nothing about how or why the car was stored and forgotten, but the first in the mid-00's fell a car dealership Amos Minter supposedly over it.
He got the sports car out of the dilapidated barn, the stood in, and went to work restoring it. But instead of giving the car a much needed trip in the wash-bay, he held virtually the fingers from the body assembly only.
Only a big scratch on the left side of the car looks today to have been a painting, and a bit of dust on the windshield has also been removed in order to be able to see out. The rest of the car appears to be in the same weathered condition as it was found in, and according to Topgear is the tires are even original.
- It has retained the dusty, dirty and faded patina, as it was found with. It is a look that always arouses the interest of car enthusiasts and collectors, writing the Mecum auction house on its website.
the car dealer Amos Minter has instead concentrated on getting the black Shelbys mechanical parts placed in order.
It is unclear whether the car is able to start and run, but do you think they lit the lamps at the auction house's images, then there is hope for those who dream to walk the potent engine outside of the car collection.
Mecum does not disclose what the car is valued at to refer, when under the hammer between 14 and 19 may. Looking at the other copies of the Shelby GT500 on the sales side Hemmings, is the price at between 650.000 and 1 million. crowns. They are good enough, from 1968, but none of them look like something that just pulled out of a barn.
See more pictures of ladefundet at the auction house here.