A long-lost Shelby GT500 model has been found in a field and has been fully restored

There is a lot of crazy history behind the Ford Mustang. Apparently, the stories never end. However, these stories start to get even crazier when you throw racing legend Carroll Shelby into the mix. Shelby was responsible for the most powerful and fastest Mustang of the 1960s. He was also a significant player in Ford’s dominance of Ferrari through the GT40 programme. However, one of the most famous cars associated with the Carroll Shelby name is undoubtedly the Ford GT500. Although the regular GT500 is rare in its own right, few are rarer than “Little Red,” the GT500 prototype that has been lost for 50 years.

Little Red was left to rot in a Texas field

Little Red Shelby Ford Mustang GT500 model sitting in a field in Texas

Little Red in Texas Field | stronghold

According to Ford, the Little Red is one of two notchback Mustangs that have ever bore the Shelby name. The other is known as “The Green Hornet”. These two cars belong to Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auctions.