Auction Block: 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback ‘Barn Find’

Mar 28, 2019

Category: Rides

The 1960-era Shelby GT500 Fastback is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic vehicles to ever be created — and even today, the rarity of the pony car only adds to its storied legend. So imagine Amos Minter’s surprise when he stumbled upon this 1968 variant housed under a flimsy wooden barn roof while making his way through Texas.

The Shelby GT500 in question is certainly an epic discovery, and as such, Minter decided to leave the car in “as found” condition, aside from an extensive engine, drivetrain, and suspension rebuild to get the vehicle rolling. A 428/360 HP Police Interceptor engine and Holley 715 CFM 4-barrel carburetor were paired with the Fastback’s 4-speed manual transmission and rebuilt mechanicals to breathe new life into the car. We love that the rare Raven Black paint job was left untouched to retain authenticity. The revised suspension system was updated with Gabriel shock absorbers and progressive-rate springs for a smoother ride, and although the interior and exterior of the vehicle are the victims of fade and wear, this ‘68 Shelby is still a legendary head turner. The vehicle is looking for a new owner via Mecum’s Auctions, so if you’ve passed up on this dreamy American pony car before, don’t make the same mistake this time.

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