Shelby GT350 Barn Find

Every car enthusiast dreams about stumbling across a long-forgotten dream car, tucked away in a barn or garage, covered in dust, just waiting to be discovered, I have been lucky to have found some really unique cars over the years, but none of my finds can compare this GT350 that my friend Justin Praesel recently discovered that has been stored away for the last 35 years. 

The car a 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback, Serial Number 1739, appears to be completely original with the exception of a few tune-up parts. Finished in Lime Green Metalic with black interior, factory A/C, and an automatic transmission, the car appears to only be missing the original spare tire and gas tank. The previous owner drove the car in the early 1980s while attending college in Austin, Texas. One day he drove to the local car wash and when pulling into the stall he stepped on the brake and the car slid on the soapy concrete causing the front passenger fender and headlight bucket damage. So upset with damaging his prized Shelby, he parked it in the garage in 1985 and never drove it again, leaving the odometer at just 82,603 miles. 

A few years ago Justin was purchasing a few other classic cars from the owner when he noticed the GT350 under a thick layer of dust and a pile of boxes. At the time the owner wasn't really interested in selling the car, but after a few years of persistent calling, he and the owner struck a deal and the Shelby saw daylight for the first time in over three decades. 

The car is currently sitting in Justin's shop in Rockdale, Texas, where he is fighting the urge to get some tires and a battery and take it for a spin. For now, he will enjoy having it in the shop, but the car is available for sale with a clean Texas title. Interested parties can reach out via EMAIL

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