1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Vehicle Identification Number 9F02R482693
Only 2 cars built to this specification
Rare factory Drag Pack 3:91 Traction-Lock
Special order Grabber Yellow paint
428 cid – 335 hp Cobra Jet V-8 engine
C-6 Cruise-O-Matic Transmission
In 1967, the Shelby Mustang production line moved to Ionia, Michigan, allowing Ford to maintain greater supervision of their crown jewel. Notwithstanding the change in scenery, under the hood remained the 428 cid V-8 engine built to ‘Police Interceptor’ specification standards. For 1968, this monster was replaced with the heart from a snake, the Cobra Jet 428, which featured oversized valves, a high-performance intake manifold and ram air induction. With an output fast approaching 400 hp, the GT500 would become the ultimate muscle car. A major restyle appeared in 1969, which would be the last year for the fabled GT500, but these will always remain iconic examples from Detroit’s heyday, bringing joy to drivers and show goers alike.
The Motorcar Offered
This 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 is offered with an unprecedented level of documentation, including the original invoice from Shelby American to the dealer, window sticker, individual order form, manufacturer’s retail label, Shelby American dealer list and deluxe Marti report. It was built to an incredibly unique specification, such that only one other example carries the same kit, including the eye-catching Grabber Yellow livery, Sport Deck rear seat, and the rare factory drag pack racing package with a 3:91 Traction-Lock rear axle and F60 x 15 rolling stock. Additional options included an automatic transmission, visibility group package, power assisted front disc brakes, tinted glass, a warning light tachometer, deluxe belts, AM radio and tinted glass. Believed to be a numbers matching example, the code on the engine block (9-D-22) corresponds with the vehicle’s May 28, 1969 production date. Early on it received a factory replacement carburettor, but that has recently been swapped out for a professionally rebuilt period correct replacement that is correct for the build date. Professionally inspected and appraised in late 2016, there is no visible evidence of prior accident damage. In order to ensure the highest degree of accuracy, the consignor replaced many items at great expense with period correct items, including the alternator, voltage regulator, wipers, battery, rear seatbelts, speakers and AM radio. Additionally, the steering wheel was restored and the rear axle was rebuilt, while the power brake booster, terminal cables and remote mirror bezel nut were replaced. One of the rarest muscle cars built, this pristine example is even more valuable due to the lavish care that it has received at the hands of the present consignor.