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RSS Auctions: 1968 Shelby EXP 500 fails to sell at Barrett-Jackson despite $1.8 million bid [w/video]


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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/aftermarket/" rel="tag">Aftermarket</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/timewarp/" rel="tag">Classics</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/" rel="tag">Coupe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/auction-action/" rel="tag">Auctions</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/" rel="tag">Ford</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/special-limited-editions/" rel="tag">Specialty</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/1968-shelby-exp-500-the-green-hornet-barrett-jackson-2013/"><img alt="1968 Shelby EXP 500 " green="" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/01/1968-shelby-exp-500-green-hornet.jpg" style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; width: 628px; height: 417px;" the="" /></a><br /><br />EXP, in the case of the 1968 <a href="http://autoblog.com/ford/mustang/">Ford Mustang</a> you see above, stands for Experimental. You see, this is one of the cars used by the <a href="http://autoblog.com/tag/shelby/">Shelby</a> American team in the development of a long list of classic Shelby Mustang models.<br /><br />The car, powered by a 390-cubic-inch V8 engine and known internally as The Green Hornet, underwent a huge number of upgrade sessions that saw it receive experimental fuel injection, independent rear suspension and unique disc brakes. That's right, a Ford Mustang with IRS!<br /><br />In a somewhat baffling turn of events, despite a top bid of $1.8 million, The Green Hornet's reserve price wasn't met, meaning it stays with its current owner for at least one more auction cycle. Have a good look at our image gallery above, and be sure to <a href="/2013/01/19/1968-shelby-exp-500-fails-to-sell-at-barrett-jackson-despite-1/#continued">watch the video below</a> that shows all the fast and furious bidding action. You can also see some <a href="http://stream.speedtv.com/barrett-jackson/">additional live footage here</a> from <em>Speed</em>.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/19/1968-shelby-exp-500-fails-to-sell-at-barrett-jackson-despite-1/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>1968 Shelby EXP 500 fails to sell at Barrett-Jackson despite $1.8 million bid [w/video]</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/19/1968-shelby-exp-500-fails-to-sell-at-barrett-jackson-despite-1/">1968 Shelby EXP 500 fails to sell at Barrett-Jackson despite $1.8 million bid [w/video]</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:10:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/19/1968-shelby-exp-500-fails-to-sell-at-barrett-jackson-despite-1/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20433846/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/19/1968-shelby-exp-500-fails-to-sell-at-barrett-jackson-despite-1/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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