1970 Shelby GT500
On offer here is one of the highest quality examples of a 1970 GT500 Fastback available on the market today. The subject car, serial number 0F02R482973, was delivered to Rusty Eck Ford of Wichita, KS in the gorgeous color combination of Black Jade over white interior along with factory air conditioning and automatic transmission. The car was further optioned with a traction-lok differential, visibility group, Goodyear branded tires, sport deck rear seat, power disc brakes, power steering, tilt-away steering wheel, AM/FM stereo, tinted glass-complete, deluxe seat belts/warning light, and tachometer!
As things relate to the quality of the subject car, this GT500 has been the recipient of a recent and meticulous concours restoration which resulted in the car achieving the elusive “trifecta”…attaining a Gold level award at the every major concours event in the 2017 calendar year. These events consisted of the MCA Nationals in Overland Park, KS, the Mid America Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, OK, and the SAAC National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This level of restoration is one which is not rarely witnessed in the hobby. As a matter of fact, it is believed that this particular car is the only 1970 Shelby so far to have achieved the “trifecta”.
This 1970 GT500 is now coming out of 39 years of continuous ownership with its last owner and is ready to take up a home with its new caretaker! The prior owner has loved the car as completely as a custodian can…having taken his wife on their honeymoon in the car, driven it every day, and then treated it to the level of restoration which can only be done without sparing any expense. The prior owner has far more in the car than the asking price…which is a testament to the extreme quality of the restoration as well as his passion for preserving a piece of Shelby and muscle car history.
The car comes with its Elite Marti report, build sheet, window sticker, and factory invoice. Further, the car comes with a continuous history of titles and bill of sales dating back to its original owners. The car leaves nothing to be desired in terms of paperwork and documentation.
Rarely do quality examples of any year of Shelby Mustang come to market. If you have been “in the hunt” for one of these unique and fascinating 1970 GT500s, this example would make for the perfect addition to any discerning collector’s garage.
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