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The Hunt for Little Red – BARRETT-JACKSON

Adam Johnson October 20, 2021 America

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!

Episode chapters: 0:00​ – Introduction

The History of Little Red 8:01​ 

Finding Little Red 16:40 

Social Media Crowdsourcing 24:52 

Restoring Little Red 31:46 

Little Red Engine Dyno 39:39 

Little Red Stretches its legs on the Track 

Special thanks to @Ford Motor Company archives and @Shelby American. Brought to you by @Pennzoil.



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