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1968 SHELBY GT500 FASTBACK-"CARPORT FIND"-VIRGINIA


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1968 GT 500 Fastback. Parked in 1983. 27345 Miles. 428 PI 4V. C-6 Automatic. This car will be sold via Sealed Bid Auction Ending April 30th 2021. Car is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Va.-approximately 100 Miles West of D.C. For complete Details/Photos and Marti Report Visit www.auctionzip.com Auction ID 6995 for Auctioneer N. T. Arrington

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PURCHASED NEW BY A DOCTOR IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VA. FOR HIS WIFE WHO NEVER ENJOYED DRIVING IT BECAUSE IT WAS "TOO LOUD AND USED TOO MUCH GAS" DRIVEN AND PARKED IN CARPORT OF HOME WITH 27345 MILES. LAST STATE REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION IN 1983. PRESENT OWNER HAS MOVED VEHICLE AND WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THE MOTOR WAS NOT STUCK. CYLINDERS WERE LUBED UP AND MOTOR CRANKED OVER. SEVERAL OUNCES OF FUEL WERE POURED DOWN THROAT OF CARBURETOR AND MOTOR RAN. THE CAR IS ACTUALLY VERY RUST FREE. BLACK COMFORT KNIT INTERIOR IS IN REMARKEABLY  GOOD CONDITION. FLOOR PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW THE MAJORITY OF THE DRAIN PLUGS STILL INTACT. FRONT FIBERGLASS EXTENSION PANEL IS CRACKED. MARTI REPORT INDICATES THE FOLLOWING:

 
BUILT AT METUCHEN FACTORY
428 4V POLICE INTERCEPTOR V-8 ALUMINUM MANIFOLD.
SHELBY 2 DOOR FASTBACK
ACAPULCO BLUE PAINT FORD #3077-A
BLACK KNIT BUCKET SEATS
3.50 CONVENTIONAL REAR AXLE
C-6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. 
TILT WHEEL
POWER DISC BRAKES
EXTRA COOLING PACKAGE
POWER STEERING TACHOMETER AND TRIP ODOMETER
VISIBILITY GROUP
SPORT DECK REAR SEAT.
 
AUCTIONEER NOTES-WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO OWN 1 OF ONLY 432 SHELBY GT FASTBACKS  RELEASED WITH THIS PAINT/TRIM CODE. HOW FANTASTIC IT WOULD OF BEEN HAD THIS CAR BEEN STORED INSIDE A CLOSED GARAGE. HOWEVER IT WASN'T- THE CEMENT FLOOR AND LIMITED EXPOSURE PROVIDED BY THE CARPORT CERTAINLY DID SPARE THE VEHICLE THE WEAR IT WOULD OF ENCOUNTERED IF IT HAD BEEN STORED COMPLETELY OUTDOORS EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS. IN MY OPINION THE CAR HAS VERY MINIMAL RUST AND CORROSION. IT APPEARS TO HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY TYPE OF WRECK OR  HAD ANY PREVIOUS BODY WORK/REPAIRS. THE INTERIOR APPEARS AS IF IT COULD BE CLEANED UP AND USED AS IS. THIS CAR WOULD AFFORD A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A 2 OWNER CAR WITH VERY LITTLE MILEAGE. GREAT LAUNCHING POINT FOR A RESTORATION OR PRESERVE AS IS FOR A TIME CAPSULE OF YOU OWN.
 
VEHICLE WAS DELIVERED TO KOONS FORD OF FALLS CHRUCH VA. THEN DEALER TRANSFERRED TO A  FORD DEALER LOCATED IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VA. THIS CAR IS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE THROUGH A SEALED BID AUCTION SOLICITATION. THE BID FORM CAN BE FOUND AS AN ATTACHMENT ON  THIS SITE WHERE IT CAN BE FILLED OUT AND EITHER  USPS SURFACED MAILED OR EMAILED BACK TO AUCTIONEER BY 5:00 PM ON APRIL 30TH 2021. AN INSPECTION IS OFFERED ON SAT APRIL 24TH AT 10:00 BY RSVP ONLY. EMAIL AUCTIONEER AT www.nta1153@verizon.net   FOR INFORMATION ON ATTENDING THE INSPECTION ON 4/2421  QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL NICK AT 703-966-8422
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Sealed bids are a great recipe for given it to someone that doesn't have the highest bid. What are they trying to hide?

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Go to the auctionzip site and see the photographs of the car in the carport it called home until 2 months ago. Please note the 1983 Virginia Inspection sticker. Va. tags on auto expired in '84. Old  Virginia DMV documents verify the last registration. . Sealed Bids are  often used with Estate situations where heirs don't want the hassle of an on site auction. . Nothing to hide. Sign up for the preview/inspection in April and see for yourself. Very straight forward project for the right guy. 

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On 3/26/2021 at 1:04 PM, pont35cpe said:

That car is too nasty for only 29,000mi., maybe minimal of 129,000mi.

Not necessarily, I stored a vw jetta in my barn for about a year untouched. Believe me it looked far worse than this car. Even if it did have 100k + miles, still a highly desirable mustang.  This is one of those, clean it up and restore the mechanicals, drive the #@#@#@ out of it type vehicle.

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Amen TAKerry-photos taken to demonstrate as found. We didn't even run a hose over it.  Documents verify miles. original tires still on car. if I was lucky enough to own it I'd get it mechanically roadworthy and spend countless hours wet sanding and compounding the finish  that was weathered to exposure on the open portions of the car port. 

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Car is running and cleaned up. Search for updated photos in gallery found at auctionzip.com  Search auctioneer ID 6995. video links to running motor etc. Bids must be received by Friday April 30th

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