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Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust..........But DO NOT WASH!!! by Boondawg
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From dust to dust, people and cars come and go, but sometimes the old is reborn … and out of the dust emerges something immaculate.

A 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet is a mouthful to say but it will drop any car enthusiasts jaw. This particular garage-find was owned and perfectly preserved by a now-deceased automotive connoisseur.

Larry never washed the car for fear of scratching the paintjob or cause even the slightest bit of rust. Yahoo News estimates that the only time the car was ever washed was before delivery. Accordingly, the car is in absolute show room condition, except for a layer of dust.

This snake features a larger, 428-cubic-inch Cobra Jet engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission, which has only run 8,500 miles in total. The spark plugs, belts, fan, and hoses are all original. The only items that are not from 1968 are the tires.

Considering this highly collectable GT500 has sat since 1973 it’s an extreme rarity. The Mustang was originally purchased for just $5,245 in 1969. Now, though,it should sell at auction for over $100,000.

The car will be auctioned off by Ron Gilligan Auctioneering on April 25th.

It also looks like pack-rat owner also owned a 1971 Ford Ranchero with only 53,000 miles on it, and get this … a 1974 Ford Econoline Custom 100 van with only 554 original miles. Both vehicles are for sale along with a variety of other mint, perfectly maintained vehicles from the estate.


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Report this Post04-17-2014 02:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That hood is stock? Thats a lot of scoopage.

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Who wants to write "wash me" on that?

(don't do this to anyone's car, as it can scratch the paint where you run your finger).
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Originally posted by 2.5:

That hood is stock?


Looks like it... .compared to other ones.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

That hood is stock? Thats a lot of scoopage.



Yes, stock for the 1969 Shelby Mustang. Probably similar on the 1970 Shelby but I don't remember off the top of my head.

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So what's the process for removing the dust without scratching the paint?
Air blast?
Vacuum?
Swiffer?
Some kind of Mothers nanoparticle thingamajig?
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So what's the process for removing the dust without scratching the paint?
Air blast?
Vacuum?
Swiffer?
Some kind of Mothers nanoparticle thingamajig?


That's what I want to know. How do you get it clean? Or do you? I know there're some people that will pay more for an untouched barn find than a perfectly OE restored one. Is this one of those cases?
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Originally posted by kwagner:

So what's the process for removing the dust without scratching the paint?
Air blast?
Vacuum?
Swiffer?
Some kind of Mothers nanoparticle thingamajig?


Rain... am I missing something?
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Report this Post04-17-2014 09:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FriendGregoryClick Here to Email FriendGregorySend a Private Message to FriendGregoryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would daily drive that to work and love every minute of it. What a waste it has been so far. Well, except for bragging rights...
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Rain... am I missing something?


 
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Larry never washed the car for fear of scratching the paintjob or cause even the slightest bit of rust. Yahoo News estimates that the only time the car was ever washed was before delivery. Accordingly, the car is in absolute show room condition, except for a layer of dust.


I assume rain could have a similar effect to washing the car.
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Water works fine, just don't touch it until the water rinses away most of the dirt. Plain garden hose without any high pressure attachments. After that, slightly higher pressure water (picture your thumb on the garden hose) with some good dish soap. THEN you can start scrubbing it....gently. Then a clay bar. Then......... I'll bet the new owner spends a grand on the first wash.
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Or you could just take it out on the highway, cram your right foot thru the floorboard to open that Cobra Jet up and let the wind do the washing.

(As Dorothy Parker would say----------excuse my dust)
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As much as I would say DRIVE IT, FLOG IT, LOVE IT. Seeing it has sat since 1973 and has a lot of OEM Original Hoses and Belts for it. If you remove all those OEM parts it will drop the value significantly. If you leave them on, then you can't drive it as the car will try and kill you. Well that goes both ways. The motor and trans may need to be gone through as well suspension parts. However to me the best cars to drive, are the cars that are really out there to kill you. Basically any Big Block Standard Trans Rear Wheel Drive car. They sooth you and relax you, when you are cruising and just when you think everything is fine, you get weird tingle in your right foot, you give the throttle a flick, then the car gives the back end a flick into a guard rail. Oh its a great feeling to know your car is a killer.

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