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1969 Shelby GT 500 Convertible
Silver Jade paint (ford #3230-A), White Clariion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl High Back Bucket Seats, Black Power Top with Glass Backlite, GT Equipment Group, Visibility Group, Goodyear Tires, Power Front Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Tilt away Steering Wheel, AM Radio, Tinted Glass, Color Keyed Racing Mirrors, Tachometer & Trip Odometer, 428-4V CJ Engine Ram Air, 3.50 ration Traction-Lok Differential, C-6 Cruise-0-Matic Transmission. This Shelby was produced January 9, 1969.
This Shelby GT500 Convertible is one of just 13 produced with Silver Jade paint and White interior. It was the only example originally shipped and sold to TASCA Ford Sales of East Providence, RI. (Documented) This car was first sold to Dan Bain of Kansas in June of 1970 and in 1983 it was sold to Arthur Hagen of Denver, Co. In April of 2000 it was sold to Kirk Wiggerman of Ill. Showing 56,000 miles and rust free. A (2) year ground up rotisserie restoration was performed in 2007. The 1970 front spoiler was on the car at this time and was one of the changes made to all unsold carry-over 1969 Shelby's. Other unique specifications include a black power top and the Space Saver spare tire. It has an authentic Carroll Shelby Autograph. It has rather unique chrome convertible top deck trim pieces. The tires have been changed from BG Goodrich tires to correct Polyglass Tires. The Shelby was sold to current owner in 2011.
A total of 3,942 Shelby Mustangs of all styles were manufactured in 1969 but 789 remained unsold at the end of the year. They were updated and sold as 1970 models by changing the VIN # to reflect 1970 as the model year. Many were modified with hood stripes and a front spoiler.
Lots of documentation including Marti-Report, delivery sheet from Shelby Automotive Inc. to Tasca Ford, Shelby Automotive invoice, and original Shelby dealer brochure with specifications furnished with car.