When we opened this submission from fellow barn finder James, what we saw was not what we were expecting. We’ve seen plenty of cars and trucks with trees sprouting from them, but never have we seen such a sad sight as this. James believes this car to be a real 1967 Shelby GT500 and he and his father have known about this car since he was a kid.
Here is what James had to say about the car, “I guess it’s been at least 25 years since I last saw this car, and while I was visiting North Georgia I thought I would drive over to the owners house to see if it was still there…..to my surprise there she sat in the exact same place as I had seen it years before.”
“My father knows the owner and told me he claims this was a two production request car made directly by Ford to Shelby Motorsports. The car is a 1967 GT500, but was sent back to Shelby to have a 1968 front end put on it to promote the new car. “
“The car has the original 427 Side Oiler block sitting in the car, as well as a new crank still in the box. I remember seeing some pictures of the car being raced when I was a kid…..I guess that’s why it had the 427 instead of the 428.”
“As you can see from the pictures, the car was going to be remodeled and the owner bought all new OEM parts from Ford that are still sitting in the car in the original wax ford paper…this was exactly how it sat when I was a kid.”
“I knocked on the guy’s door and he wasn’t there. I have no idea if he would sell the car or not…and for that matter if it can be salvaged. I just thought it was a pretty neat find.”
We have to agree with James, this is a pretty neat find indeed. This car is very rough, but if the owner is willing to sell it, we are sure the right buyer could restore it back to its original beauty. Special thanks go out to James for sharing this amazing find with us. Hopefully the owner decides to sell the car, if they do we will be sure to let everyone know.