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Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1970 Shelby GT500 convertible


(This is the first in a 10-day countdown leading up to Barrett-Jackson’s annual collector car auction in Las Vegas.)

This 1970 Shelby GT500 convertible, for sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction this month, has recently undergone a factory-correct ground-up restoration.

The car is powered by the 428ci Cobra-Jet Ram-Air engine, with the original C6 automatic transmission and an original 3.50 Traction-Lok rear end. It is equipped with the competition heavy-duty suspension package and Deluxe Décor interior with tilt-away steering wheel.

Photos courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auctions

Based on the Marti Report, this car was ordered well-equipped for a 1970 GT500 Ford Shelby Mustang convertible. From the factory, the car was finished in the very rare Grabber Yellow.

According to the Shelby Registry, this 1970 Shelby GT500 convertible is one of only six 1970 models produced in Grabber Yellow. This unique Shelby-only color is darker and deeper than the more common Mustang Grabber Yellow.

The floor pans, frame rails, torque boxes, rear quarters and fiberglass are all in very good condition.

Photos courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auctions

The Shelby comes with comprehensive documentation and is listed in both the SAAC International Registry and the Shelby American/Team Shelby factory databases. Documentation includes the owner’s manual, a Deluxe Marti Report, the original factory order sheet and the original Ford-to-Shelby-to-dealer invoice.

 This 1970 Shelby GT500 convertible will be lot No. 747 at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction taking place October 19-21 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort. To register as a bidder and learn more visit Barrett-Jackson’s website.


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