Four Shelbys at Mecum 2023 Indy Fall Special
Mecum‘s returning to Indy for the 2023 Indy Fall Special from October 5-7, 2023 and will offer 1,000 vehicles for sale in addition to plenty of automobilia. Indianapolis is the perfect location for this sale where we have previously seen a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe on the block and this year there’s quite the focus on Ford cars and trucks, in particular from one collection of survivor-quality cars. There seems to be a Shelby on offer for just about everyone.
Part of the Burbach Collection, a stunning assortment of Ford trucks and cars, primarily Mustangs, this 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible has been part of that collection since 1974. It’s powered by a 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet V8 that’s matched with a four-speed manual transmission. The car is equipped with power steering and power brakes and its history is well documented in the Shelby Registry, dating back to its original dealership in Milwaukee, WI. As shown in the photographs, this is not a concours-level restoration, but more of a survivor. It should be interesting to see where the bidding lands on this and hopefully that will provide some indication as to whether it will be restored by the next owner or appreciated for what it currently is.
Another classic Shelby offered from the Burbach Collection, this 1967 Shelby GT500 is equipped with the 428 cubic inch Police Interceptor V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. Listed in the Shelby Registry, this GT500 is equipped with power steering and power brakes and has been a part of the Burbach Collection since 1975. It could likely benefit from some mechanical work, but it’s an excellent example of a car that could be maintained in its current condition without a massively-costly restoration and still provide an enjoyable experience for its next owner.
This is the last car from the Burbach Collection to feature on this list, but certainly not the last car from the collection – seriously, there are 71 cars and trucks being sold from that collection – this is a more recent addition compared to the the first two mentioned above. It was acquired by the Burbach Collection in 1997 and benefits from a known history listed in the Shelby Registry. Also equipped with power steering and power brakes, this car features a black convertible top and rear spoiler. This should have bidders questioning if they want to commit to a full restoration or get it mechanically sound and show it as the survivor that it is.
This 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback benefits from a restoration that was completed in 2021, after the consignor took over the project that had already been started in 2017. The bodywork and paint were completed by Legendary Motorcar and it features the quite rare Parchment Comfort Weave interior coloring. It includes a Deluxe Marti Report and retains the original Ford and Shelby VIN stampings, including on the matching numbers transmission. The chrome and stainless steel parts are original, as well as all the glass except the windshield which was replaced with “service” Carlite glass. This is close to, if not the finest quality 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback available so bidding is expected to be quite heated when it hits the auction block on Saturday.