Mustang of the Day: 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet
Counting down to the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang
April 17th marks the long awaited and much anticipated 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. To celebrate the occasion, we’ll be counting down to the 17th with 10 of our favorite Mustangs from the last 50 years. I’m honored to kick off the list with the 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet, which, apart from being a truly rare and awesome example of the pony car, recently grabbed the world’s attention when a model in mint condition was pulled from a garage in a layer of dust after being virtually untouched for 40 years.
This particular Mustang is powered by a 428 Cobra Jet engine (go figure), mated to a four-speed gearbox. The original owner, Larry A. Brown, who passed away last year, hardly put more than 8,500 miles on his 1969 Shelby GT500, which has most of its original parts, save for the tires, which were replaced once.
The Black Jade 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet will go to auction on April 25, 2014.
1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet Photos
Images courtesy of Ron Gilligan Auctioneers
- Timothy MooreManaging Editor
Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.