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1968 Mustang GT500 for Sale

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Hi All, over the years always wanted a real deal Shelby and this one is for sale, 68 GT500 looks clean, I asked the seller if Marti Report and or in the Registry, figured that was important questions for 125K. Seller kinda jumped on me and did not know what I was talking about um ok (I'm a Chevy guy). Told me that is this a NOM 428/4 Speed and would be asking 250k if a number car.

So they upped it to 140K, whats your take on a car like this. Located in New Jersey.

You would think take better pics for 140k?

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$140K and the fender shot appears to be of a crusty hood hinge and fender bolts? I agree with 22GT- or the current owner doesn't need any more money than he's already got... apparently
 

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Get the Marti and contact Registry 👍
Why didn't he post the SHELBY vin as well 🤔
 

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Not an expert on Mustangs let alone Shelby's, but I am an exp expert on a**holes and business transactions. Just one fact is clear he started at 125k you asked questions now the pricee is 140k. Time to look else where for a Shelby.
Well said...you either want to sell or you don't...and when you have a premium car for a premium price, you should know your price.
The wishy-washy stuff doesn't fly with me at that level
 

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I saw this posting as well, and yeah, I agree, for the price the pics are very "back alley" If I was going to drop that kind of coin on something Shelby or other, I would expect a lot "cleaner pics" and if you own a Shelby that is worth asking $140K for at least wash it! But any time I see something posted in NJ, it tends to make my Spidey Senses tingle a bit...
 

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Damn I saw this yesterday on Facebook Marketplace but the pictures were terrible. In the garage maybe it was hard to get around but for 140k I would expect nearly professional pictures.
 

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Build tags are typically held on by phillips screws. No issue there.

I agree the pictures could be a lot better.

Matching numbers is really not a major concern. He is missing a few other high dollar parts, like the smog system and wheels/hubcaps.

He can ask what he wants, but $250k is probably a wishful dream. You can buy a KR convertible for that money.

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Marti reports are a formality for 1968/1969 Shelbys. Almost all the information is readily available from the Shelby American Automobile Club.

...you are safe on this car if you can gather the history and confirm its the original 1968 body.
 

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Marti reports are a formality for 1968/1969 Shelbys. Almost all the information is readily available from the Shelby American Automobile Club.

...you are safe on this car if you can gather the history and confirm its the original 1968 body.
For that kind of money, I would hire an expert on Shelby Mustangs to go with you and look this car over carefully.
Think we have someone rather knowledgeable in the house :)

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Not an expert on Mustangs let alone Shelby's, but I am an exp expert on a**holes and business transactions. Just one fact is clear he started at 125k you asked questions now the pricee is 140k. Time to look else where for a Shelby.
That was my first thought exactly... "don't like what I have to say, how about I add $15k onto the asking price?"
 

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Car is missing the entire console ferchrisake. When looking at prospective purchases, I always apply the "where there's smoke there's fire" technique... And there's so much smoke here:

1. Missing expensive console
2. Sitting filthy in dark garage on semi-flat tires. When's the last time it ran?
3. Lousy gaps, everywhere.

And then, considering it's not a KR, and the owner appears to be a dismissive prik, I'd be looking far and wide for another car properly presented. $140K is too much for that, and as was already pointed out, even if the original motor magically appeared in the engine compartment, it wouldn't be worth $250K in Qatar, let alone here.

Shelbys aren't "that" rare. Shop around, take some time. Spend a bit more on a great car, and save tons of dough in the long-run.
 

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Oh you are pushing my buttons...so correct on the "rarity" sales pitch. They are rare relative to Mustangs, but these cars are for sale every day.

You have to pick a good one, dont fall for the hype. There are a lot of whammies out there.
 
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