For all intents and purposes, the 1969 model year served as the Shelby GT500’s final stand. Though unsold units would continue to be marketed for the 1970 model year, no new Shelby production took place after 1969. Just as Carrol Shelby himself had moved on to new projects of his own, the time was right for the next chapter in Mustang production to begin. While the curtain had fallen on the Shelby GT500, its legendary status lives on today, especially on this 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet currently being auctioned on Bring A Trailer.
This particular 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 is finished in Grabber Blue over black vinyl upholstery and powered by a 428ci Cobra Jet V8 mated with a four-speed close-ratio manual transmission and a 9-inch Traction-Lok rear axle with 3.50:1 gears. The Cobra Jet equipped GT500 was rated at 335 HP, and 440 lb-ft of torque, which were quite robust figures during the era in which this iconic Mustang was built. The 1969 Shelby GT500 was capable of posting 0-60 MPH times of approximately 6-seconds and could complete a ¼ mile pull in approximately 16 seconds.
Despite showing already 80k Miles on its five-digit mechanical odometer, this is still an outstanding example and an extremely desirable piece of Shelby history that you can’t afford to miss! Head over to the official listing now!