Barn finds in the automotive world are still out there. The latest discovery is a varied collection of cars and trucks from an estate in Pennsylvania that includes a 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet.
The car, owned Larry A. Brown, a now-deceased car and truck collector, is the expected highlight of more than a dozen vehicles set for auction April 25 at Ron Gilligan Auctioneering in Spruce Creek, Pa.
The Mustang features a 428-cubic-inch Cobra Jet engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission, which has only 8,500 miles in total. The spark plugs, belts, fan and hoses are all original. The tires are the only equipment not from 1968.
According to a report on Yahoo News, the car was only washed prior to its delivery. It was discovered only wearing a heavy layer dust.
Considering this highly collectible GT500 has sat since 1973 it’s extremely rare. The Mustang was originally purchased for $5,245. It’s predicted to sell at auction for more than $100,000.
The Brown Estate has available at the auction, a 1971 Ford Ranchero (53,000 miles) a 1974 Ford Econoline Custom 100 van (554 miles) and numerous other vehicles.
Here at the details:
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 www.rgilliganauctions.com
Contents: Viewing, 9:30 a.m.; The auction begins at noon for real estate, 12:30 for vehicles.
Address: 4693 Igou Ln. Spruce Creek, Pa. 16683 (Huntingdon Co.)