Anytime a vintage Shelby GT500 goes across the auction block it always draws the attention of not just the Ford enthusiasts, but everyone in the room. This Saturday at Mecum Kissimmee when Lot S142 crosses the blocks, the entire room will definitely be paying attention. This 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible is one of just 355 produced, but that is not what makes this one really rare.
What really makes it special is the fact that this car was exported to Switzerland and is the only example to be originally shipped there — that makes it one of one. The car features a speedometer and odometer that both read in kilometers, on which the car shows 12,000 (7,450 miles), making it not only rare as an export, but also a low-mile example of the Shelby lineage.
The car went through an extensive rotisserie restoration by Micheal Paremsky at Micheal’s Auto Restoration in Winter Haven, Florida. This rare export GT500 is estimated by Mecum to bring between $250,000 and $300,000. You can check it out for yourself here before the car is scheduled to go across the auction blocks on Saturday in Kissimmee, Florida.