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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 18th – 20th, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
This Shelby Mustang started life as a Silver Jade C-6 automatic transmission GT500. The car was delivered to Hayward Ford on January 7, 1969 and sold on August 28, 1969. Some time after that date, the car was stolen and wrecked. The insurance company eventually declared the car totalled and the remains were purchased by ABC Auto Wreckers of San Leandro, California in 1971. Jerry Lecatse was the owner of ABC Auto Wreckers, a well-known Shelby and Cobras wrecking yard in the Bay Area. More than a few went through that yard and Jerry’s ownership. He was also an active member of the San Francisco Region of the SCCA.
Shelby Mustangs were homologated as two-seater sports cars in 1965; the SCCA continued to recognize them as such even though the later Shelby cars seated four. Jerry’s friend, Lee Fulton, had just recently completed a ’69 Shelby for SCCA competition and it was approved to race in B/Production. Jerry felt 480033 was an excellent candidate for conversion into a racecar to compete with his friend.
In late 1973, using then-current General Competition Rules as a guide, Jerry took a Boss 302 engine from another wrecked Mustang, fabricated a rollcage, installed the required safety equipment, switched to 15 x 8 wheels and purchased fiberglass bodywork from Maier Racing in Hayward, California. He painted the car Grabber Green to match his street Shelby. According to the car’s Log Book, Jerry successfully competed in Regional and National events from 1972-1975 racing this car at Laguna Seca Raceway and Sears Point International Raceway.
Now, painstakingly restored to a stunningly high level, the Shelby is accompanied by a current Log Book from HMSA, having competed in several West Coast events at Laguna Seca and Sears Point. An impressive group of original documents accompany the car, including FIA Homologation certificate copies, restoration photos, magazine feature articles, and original Log Books. It was recently and successfully campaigned throughout the most recent season at marquee events including the Monterey Historics (HMSA) at Laguna Seca, Coronado Festival of Speed (HMSA), and the CSRG Charity Challenge at Sonoma. The engine is fresh engine with ZERO event time – dyno break-in only, along with a fresh final drive. All components including seatbelts are current tech-compliant. The Shelby comes complete with an extensive group of documentation including original “as campaigned” period photos, complete photo documentation of the restoration, comprehensive invoice files, and most importantly, the ORIGINAL SCCA Vehicle Log Book and copies of the FIA Homologation Documents.
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