Never washed cause owner didn’t want to damage the paint.
A Pennsylvania man named Larry Brown died late last year on
his birthday, leaving behind no next of kin, no will and no heirs. A sad story
indeed, but one that led to this amazing discovery: Brown had a 1969 Mustang
Shelby GT500 in his house, one that he had purchased himself in May, 1969 for
the sum of $5,245.97. He stopped driving the car in 1973, putting it in his
garage with 8,531 on the clock. From that day on, he maintained the car but
never washed it – weary of damaging the paint.
With no heirs to claim the car, the GT500 will now be put up
for public estate auction
by Ron Gilligan Auctioneering. It comes with a 428
Cobra Jet engine and four-speed transmission, and Goodyear tires that seem to
have been replaced in 1971 or 1972. According to the estate manager, Brown’s
neighbors also testified that in the years that he drove it, he refused to
drive the Mustang in the rain for fear of rust. If this car has been hose
washed, it probably occurred at the detail bay of the selling dealer before