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#2223924 - 04/06/11 03:18 PM Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage
kkreit01 Offline


Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 3699
Loc: Olathe, KS
Wouldn't this be nice!

http://www.kctv5.com/news/27441267/detail.html

LECOMPTON, Kan. -- Imagine cleaning out a garage and finding something so amazing that it was like winning the lottery.

It happened to a Lecompton businessman.

Working as an auctioneer for the last 40 years, Bill Fair said he has come across some weird stuff.

"A skull ... body parts," he said.

But Fair said even he wasn't prepared for what he found recently.

What Fair found was a classic 66 Shelby Mustang -- one of only 1,100 made, and sold from Carroll Shelby's personal car lot.

The fastback was sitting in the middle of a huge pile of junk in a storage unit. It has been there 26 years and was in near perfect condition.

"In the middle of all the trash was a car," he said.

Fair didn't really know what his company had just found. A little research showed that similar cars have sold for upwards of $2 million.

Fair had been hired by a court-appointed attorney in working with the Texas attorney general's office to take over and clean out the building. When he told them about the car, they had it shipped to an auction in San Antonio.

And while Fair may never see the classic Mustang again, he will never forget it.

Fair said they've already had an offer of $60,000 for the car. The Texas attorney general's office is expecting to get around $200,000.
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#2223931 - 04/06/11 03:24 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5263
Loc: London, ON, Canada
Man that is awesome.
Even though I am not an auctioneer and will likely never have the chance. I always thought it would be awesome to come across something like that. I know they are out there, and this just proves it.

(I want to find a rare Mopar for myself!!!)
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#2223980 - 04/06/11 04:13 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 596
Loc: USA
If I found such a thing, it never would have made it to the news.

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#2223985 - 04/06/11 04:15 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4616
Loc: Western Washington

Nice. I'll show this to my boy, he's a Mustang nut smile
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#2224095 - 04/06/11 05:49 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 176
Loc: Michigan, USA
/drool
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#2224122 - 04/06/11 06:06 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: Reddy45]
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Registered: 07/09/09
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Loc: austin,tx
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
If I found such a thing, it never would have made it to the news.


yeah really
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#2224399 - 04/06/11 10:30 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2085
Loc: Madison MS
Mustang are slow, but sound awsome ^^
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#2224437 - 04/06/11 10:59 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
morris Offline


Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 3633
Loc: ks, wichita
that car IS NOT in mint condition. i was around in those days. we all laughed at ford about there engine of the week. saw a ford add they were talking about all these new engines, so here we go again the engine of the week, again.

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#2224485 - 04/07/11 12:08 AM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 25633
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: CamaroT56
Mustang are slow, but sound awsome ^^


There are plenty of fast 'stangs out there. And plenty of slow Camaro's too.
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#2224671 - 04/07/11 08:16 AM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 6847
Loc: Rochester NY
COOL!

Back in the late 70s, a friend of mine bought an old farm house and in the barn, was an IIRC and old '29ish FORD Model "T"(I think!) It was total rust but, it was all there including the rats nest. Stink!
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#2225073 - 04/07/11 02:22 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2085
Loc: Madison MS
That a nice mustang. But with 200k, I would get a clone eleanor mustang, like the on in 60 second movie.
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#2225077 - 04/07/11 02:26 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: OVERKILL]
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
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Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL
Originally Posted By: CamaroT56
Mustang are slow, but sound awsome ^^


There are plenty of fast 'stangs out there. And plenty of slow Camaro's too.


I agree Im coming from mustang world, Puting a super charge in a musang just to hang with camaro with cam. So i just ditch mustang and move to dark side chevy. I still miss my old procharge gt. Dont get me wrong, if I have moneys I would like 2010+ GT 500 over 2010+ Camaro SS anyday of the week.
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#2225142 - 04/07/11 03:53 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 04/28/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: CamaroT56
Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL
Originally Posted By: CamaroT56
Mustang are slow, but sound awsome ^^


There are plenty of fast 'stangs out there. And plenty of slow Camaro's too.


I agree Im coming from mustang world, Puting a super charge in a musang just to hang with camaro with cam. So i just ditch mustang and move to dark side chevy. I still miss my old procharge gt. Dont get me wrong, if I have moneys I would like 2010+ GT 500 over 2010+ Camaro SS anyday of the week.


Have you SEEN the new 5.0L?

It was the 4.6L SOHC that needed a blower to hang with a cammed LSx. The Mach's would hold their own.... The late 90's early 2000's were an odd time for the Mustang and with the LS1 in the F-body, a great time to be a Camaro or Firebird owner. 3rd gen F-body to a 5.0L Fox was where it was at. Things got sketchy after that for a while and the Mustang was slow. Then the Camaro got axed.... Mustang was the only game in town. And now the game has changed again completely with the new 5.0L.

I'd say right now is a great time to be in either camp, though I must admit I've never had an inkling to "change sides". The only F-bodies I ever liked were the 1st gen split-bumper Camaro and the 4th gen Firehawk and T/A.
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#2225207 - 04/07/11 04:43 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: OVERKILL]
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2085
Loc: Madison MS
Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL
Originally Posted By: CamaroT56
Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL
Originally Posted By: CamaroT56
Mustang are slow, but sound awsome ^^


There are plenty of fast 'stangs out there. And plenty of slow Camaro's too.


I agree Im coming from mustang world, Puting a super charge in a musang just to hang with camaro with cam. So i just ditch mustang and move to dark side chevy. I still miss my old procharge gt. Dont get me wrong, if I have moneys I would like 2010+ GT 500 over 2010+ Camaro SS anyday of the week.


Have you SEEN the new 5.0L?

It was the 4.6L SOHC that needed a blower to hang with a cammed LSx. The Mach's would hold their own.... The late 90's early 2000's were an odd time for the Mustang and with the LS1 in the F-body, a great time to be a Camaro or Firebird owner. 3rd gen F-body to a 5.0L Fox was where it was at. Things got sketchy after that for a while and the Mustang was slow. Then the Camaro got axed.... Mustang was the only game in town. And now the game has changed again completely with the new 5.0L.

I'd say right now is a great time to be in either camp, though I must admit I've never had an inkling to "change sides". The only F-bodies I ever liked were the 1st gen split-bumper Camaro and the 4th gen Firehawk and T/A.


yea man the new 5.0 is fast. Im glad they brought back the 302. And you already know GM, if ford come out with something 500whp, GM will come out with something 550whp ^^. As long their are muscle car around, these battle will never be over.


Edited by CamaroT56 (04/07/11 04:47 PM)
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#2225301 - 04/07/11 06:25 PM Re: Rare Shelby Mustang Found While Cleaning Garage [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 3633
Loc: ks, wichita
note: i wasnt trying say anything bad about ford engines, ill leave that to the people that have them. i was just saying that ford has from time to time has made new engines back to back quickly.

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