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132931 / 1968 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

People always wonder why the survival rate of even exceptional collector cars is so low. If these cars are so special, why didn't someone take better care of them? This 1968 Shelby GT500KR is unquestionably a spectacular car, but it was almost lost forever and presents an interesting case study in seeing the forest for the trees. Literally hours away from the crusher, a sharp-eyed enthusiast spotted the body at the scrap yard and immediately made a move to purchase it. Noting the original Shelby fender tag was still intact and therefore knowing that it was a top-of-the-line GT500KR convertible, he arranged to purchase it for $500 just hours before it was slated to go into the crusher. He paid the wrecking service to drag the car to his home, where he began the restoration. In 1978, you could still order Shelby parts directly from Ford, so all new fiberglass OEM pieces were purchased to replace those that were destroyed by the fire. But the restoration never happened and the car and all the parts were sold. Eventually the car landed at Custom Classic Autos, where it was given a frame-off restoration to concours standards. The paint and bodywork are simply stunning in person. Any of the flaws carried by the original fiberglass have been thoroughly exorcised and today it is in better than new condition. Panel alignment is exceptional, gaps are even all around, and the car fits together better than any Mustang ever built by the factory. The paint is 2-stage base/clear ...

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