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The Hunt for Little Red – BARRETT-JACKSON
It was assumed lost for over 50 years, another prototype destined for the crusher. Except this one wasn’t. Witness the incredible story of Barrett-Jackson CEO and Chairman Craig Jackson’s personal quest to find and restore the mythical father of the Mustang California Special, the 1967 Shelby GT500 Prototype (EXP 500) known as “Little Red.” Discovered sitting in a Texas field, Little Red was Carroll Shelby’s way of getting the better of Ferrari’s road cars and the first of many incredible innovations. Get ready for the journey – exploring the restoration for one of the rarest cars on Earth!
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After years of searching, Craig Jackson unearths the ‘Li’l Red’ Shelby prototype – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings
Shelby American built two notchback Mustang GT500 prototypes, but one — a 1967 known as “Li’l Red” — was reportedly sent to the crusher when its days as a test mule were over. For decades, this was generally accepted as fact, but not by everyone. In an announcement made at a Shelby American dinner during last week’s Woodward Dream Cruise, auction magnate Craig Jackson stunned the room by announcing that Li’l Red had been found on a Texas ranch, and over the coming months the story of its history and rebirth will be shared online.
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You can see the progress on this car and the other prototypes here