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1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« on: July 05, 2020, 12:20:14 PM »
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This 1970 Shelby Mustang GT500 convertible was sold new by Minar Ford of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was refurbished under previous ownership before being imported to Canada on its acquisition by the selling dealer in 2017. The car is finished in special-order Grabber Yellow over black vinyl, and power comes from a 428ci Cobra Jet V8 paired with a three-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission and a Traction-Lok differential with 3.50:1 gears. Additional equipment includes a white soft top, optional heavy-duty competition suspension, a Tilt-Away steering wheel, a period Pioneer AM/FM/eight-track stereo, and more. The transmission was re-sealed in January 2020. This final-year GT500 is reportedly listed in both the SAAC registry and the Shelby American database, and is offered with a factory order sheet, a dealer invoice, original service booklet and service records from 1975 to present, a Deluxe Marti Report, and transferrable Ontario registration.

Lot #33822
Seller: segalmotorcar
Location: Concord, Ontario, Canada
Chassis: 0F03R482603
93k Miles Shown
428ci Cobra Jet V8
3-Speed C6 Automatic Transmission
3.50:1 Traction-Lok Rear End
Final-Year Shelby Mustang
One Of 350 GT500 Convertibles Built For 1969-70
Grabber Yellow w/White Convertible Top
Black Vinyl Interior
Competition Suspension
Period AM/FM/8-Track Stereo
Owner's Manuals
Factory Order Sheet & Dealer Invoice
Service Records 1975-Present
Deluxe Marti Report
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
Additional Charges From This Dealer: USD $0
Model Pages: Shelby Mustang GT350 & GT500, Ford Mustang 1969-1973
Category: American




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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 02:34:14 PM »
Extremely beautiful car . Do you think the photographer didn't see the tow hook hanging down when taking the front picture? ::)
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 03:43:32 PM »
I think it's beautiful....

But I prefer GT 350's..



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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 04:44:47 PM »
Thank you, Brian Littlefield

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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2020, 07:34:36 PM »
Maybe 1 of 6 yellow ones? The Marti Report says - correctly - there were 350 1970 GT500 convertibles. Got to agree it looks nice.
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 08:05:36 AM »
Extremely beautiful car . Do you think the photographer didn't see the tow hook hanging down when taking the front picture? ::)
;D ;D First thing I saw and an easy fix so you wonder why people don't. The guy has his number wrong and one guy was hung up on the 1 of 6. I believe his drag pack numbers for 70 are wrong. I corrected him on the 1 of 90 instead of 1 of 70 70s made so then he quotes the CJ forum numbers of 1 of 90. I am at the point in that I hate myself because I can pick apart whats wrong with a beautiful car like this to be concours but am keeping my mouth shut on the auction. I'm sure, Bob, that you can find more than I can also.  :) . Gary
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 11:17:13 AM »
Does the car actually have the decal on the windshield?
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2020, 12:05:46 PM »
Extremely beautiful car . Do you think the photographer didn't see the tow hook hanging down when taking the front picture? ::)
;D ;D First thing I saw and an easy fix so you wonder why people don't. The guy has his number wrong and one guy was hung up on the 1 of 6. I believe his drag pack numbers for 70 are wrong. I corrected him on the 1 of 90 instead of 1 of 70 70s made so then he quotes the CJ forum numbers of 1 of 90. I am at the point in that I hate myself because I can pick apart whats wrong with a beautiful car like this to be concours but am keeping my mouth shut on the auction. I'm sure, Bob, that you can find more than I can also.  :) . Gary

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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2020, 08:22:33 PM »
Took over a year to sale ?? Wow!!

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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2020, 08:23:40 PM »
Does the car actually have the decal on the windshield?
yes it does. My assumption it is NOT one of 6 built in the top, interior and body color but also adding options to get there as Shelbys had limited options so there are rarely one of one 69-70s unless they are like Bob  and Ed's purple cars or Randy Sizemore's yellow spec paint DP car.  Gary
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2020, 08:26:53 PM »
Maybe 1 of 6 yellow ones? The Marti Report says - correctly - there were 350 1970 GT500 convertibles. Got to agree it looks nice.
there were 90 total GT500 verts vinned for 1970. 57 Gt350s and 147 total. Those are the numbers I have gotten through SAAC  years ago. Marti says 147 70 Shelby verts with the  same DSO(all had the same DSO). Gary
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2020, 08:07:58 AM »
Bill C had a yellow 70-500 convertible about 10 years ago. I believe he or Ed could chime in on this particular color on this year/make/body.
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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2020, 08:39:49 AM »
People seem to have a hard time reading Marti reports.

According to that report, there were 58 yellow 1970 convertibles.  That includes all 1970 yellow convertibles.  37 of those were yellow with the black (FAA) interior. So 21, were yellow with other interior call outs.

Im guessing “1 of 6” is a further breakdown from and elite report where is says something like six of these cars  were sent to New England. Not really relevant in my opinion.

1 of 6 might also refer to yellow exterior/ black interior/ GT500/ auto trans/ white convertible top/ no ac convertible cars. Again, after you pile on a half dozen qualifiers it kind of dilutes the “rare” statement in my opinion.

The DSO is meaningless. It only refers to a batch of cars built with similar features and sent to AOSmith for conversion.

Shelbys not selling for a year is not unusual. We think of the cars as desirable, most were sales dogs. The orange 1968 was built in May 68 and didnt sell until Jan 70.

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Re: 1 of 6 '70 GT500 convertibles.
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2020, 08:47:30 AM »
All 9  of the yellow gt500 verts were late built having HXD F-60-15 big suspension. All 3 of the 69 gt500 yellow verts had factory A/C and tilt.  6  1970 yellow gt500 verts built and of the 9 total all were automatics except for 1  4-speed and that 70 4-speed was the only drag pack yellow vert built and guess who owns it?   The yellow 69-70 shelbys were the only color that used the black stripes and that's just the way it is!!!
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