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1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« on: July 02, 2020, 11:22:27 AM »
I am looking at the car above (but only on the internet at the moment).  I has a very high price but I believe it was restored by Shelby Parts & Restoration in WI and, at least in the pictures, looks to be done well.  I know a fair amount about 66's and 67's but very little about 69's. The advertised claim is that it only has ten test miles but the odometer shows 4000 or so.  It is at a car dealer called Marshall Goldman in Cleveland and it looks like they have a somewhat spotty reputation so I am taking everything I am hearing with a grain of salt.  I think it would be fun to have one car of each "generation".  Anyone know this car?  I do like that it was sold new at Northwestern Ford because my 66 GT350 came from there so it makes it a little more interesting to me. 
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 11:31:45 AM »
Eric

Looks like the car was sold in Madison, Wisconsin. Kayser Ford was a non franchise dealership about 125 miles from Northwestern Ford.

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 11:34:29 AM »
You are certainly right but for some reason the order that I saw was Northwestern. 
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 11:36:47 AM »
My understanding is the cars had to come through the franchise dealers first

Or as they say in Wisconsin “ francheese” dealers
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 01:14:33 PM »
I’m in Cleveland weekly if you want an eyeball on it.
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 01:55:55 PM »
Tread carefully with this dealer and prepare to empty the bank. They get a few Shelbys a year. They told me a magnet that didn't stick to a 68s rear quarter was because Shelbys are fiberglass. Conveniently the trunk key was miss placed.

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 05:10:07 PM »
Tread carefully with this dealer and prepare to empty the bank. They get a few Shelbys a year. They told me a magnet that didn't stick to a 68s rear quarter was because Shelbys are fiberglass. Conveniently the trunk key was miss placed.

I couldn't agree more that their prices are exceptionally high and there is some bad public media about this dealership but the car was done by Jim at Shelby Parts and Restoration and I know that he does a great restoration.  It was completed this year so it should be fresh and I spoke with a guy in his shop and the rusty areas (it had some) were repaired and replaced.  Supposedly everything was done with NOS parts.  From what I understand it the car was really rough at the start but if you want a GT500 convertible with 4 speed you have a 1 in 69 chance.
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 05:14:25 PM »
Any pictures??

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 06:20:24 PM »
Marshall Goldman's website lists this car in their Beverly Hills location not Cleveland.
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 06:31:10 PM »
Correct, good price at $199,900 for that sharp red car

We have been offered a bit north of that for our 428, 4 speed blue driver

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Marshall Goldman's website lists this car in their Beverly Hills location not Cleveland.
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2020, 08:40:24 PM »
Off to see the 1969 Shelby tomorrow.  It looks like it is a pretty good car.  I do know a lot of detail now thanks to the restoration receipts.  It looks like the only major part on the car that was reproduction (except stickers and stuff like that) was the roll bar.  The original one still sits in Jim Cowles shop but had a dent in it from the convertible top that they could not easily solve.  I do know that they replaced the rear quarters from another 69 convertible so I will need to dive in on that.  I also know that the engine in the car is not a numbers matching.  I will be curious if it is date code correct.  If any of you have any advice on the car I am all ears.  Here are a few more photos and let me know if anything looks out of place to you.
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2005 Ford GT #157
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1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
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1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2020, 03:37:25 PM »
i forgot to put the caution fan decal on
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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2020, 09:52:28 PM »
If I end up with the car I will stick on one  :)  And it needs an "O-K" stamp on the valve cover.
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1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2020, 12:41:53 AM »

Overall, it appears to be a very nice car, based on the pictures. A few random things jumped out at me, in no particular order:

Its missing the steering wheel wrap. Not a huge deal, many owners actually prefer the look without.
More concerning is that the oil pressure gauge appears to be out of commission. There's no really correct reproduction available, and originals are unobtainium.
Fog light covers aren't factory, but are nice to have to protect the lenses if you actually plan to drive it much.
Should be flanged hex nuts, rather than wing nuts, on the battery hold down.
Carb is correct for a CJ, but an automatic transmission application. 4-speed carb would be a C9AF-9510-M.

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Re: 1969 GT500 Convertible 9F03R481016
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2020, 06:43:36 AM »
Thanks Jay.  I saw the carb issue as well.  I was wondering about that OP gauge so that may be one of the first projects if I end up with the car.
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W