Shelby Lil Red
After almost 50 years of searching, in early 2018, the famous Shelby Lil Red was located in Texas. Known to only a handful of car enthusiasts, the Lil Red was the long-lost Shelby prototype and a missing piece of the Shelby puzzle. Technically it wasn’t a barn find since the car was sitting in the open but still.
So what makes this old Mustang so essential and this barn find so significant? Well, it was a special 1967 notchback model, loaned to Shelby American and fitted with numerous experimental parts and a supercharged 428 engine. The car was the development car of the famous California Special package. However, in the late ’60s, the car was gone, and everybody thought that it was long gone. Thankfully, it wasn’t.