A ‘Barn Find’ 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 up for auction is frozen in time. Most of the time you have to pick up a “barn find” car on a flatbed, but there’s an interesting one going up for auction that you can actually drive home.
It’s a Barn Find 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that was found in a barn in Texas about 10 years ago and still looks like that’s where it’s kept. The collector who purchased it, Amos Minter, decided to get it running again while keeping the patina he found it intact.
Think of it as your BFF: Barn Find Forever.
The Raven Black 2-door is one of 1,020 GT500 Fastbacks built that year, but isn’t in factory-spec Numbers Matching condition. The automatic transmission it came with was taken out for a 4-speed manual at some point in time, and its model-correct 428/360 HP Interceptor V8 with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor is not being sold as a numbers-matching engine.
Given the unique condition of this classic car, it’s hard to put a dollar amount on the car, but decent examples of the model sell for $100,000, with nice ones going for well over $150,000.
The collector car market will decide what this one will sell for at the Mecum Auctions event in Indianapolis in mid-May. It will be very interesting what this car will bring at auction.
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