Rare 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R sells for $ 1.5 million

Rare 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R sells for $ 1.5 million

January 8, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback, which rolled off the assembly line in 1965, was put up for auction, organized by the famous auction house Mecum. They want to earn a huge sum for this rare lot – one and a half million dollars!

This is one of 34 production cars GT350R SCCA B created by Carroll Shelby, with serial number 5R106 and a rather interesting racing history.

The car at one time managed to show itself in numerous races. It left the factory in the form of a modification of the Mustang 2 + 2 Fastback, which was very common in those years. Later, the car was redesigned specifically for motorsport. For the first time, a car entered the grid in the fall of 1965.

The races took place on the Road America circuit. Later, there were competitions in Claremont, Indiana, Wilmot race track, etc. Five years later, the car ended its racing career for a long time.

After a long hiatus, this Ford Mustang Shelby made itself known only in 1993, when it won the Gold award in the competition class at the SAAC-18 in Watkins Glen.

By this time, he managed to change the owner and undergo restoration. The mileage of the car, which boasts excellent condition, is only 4,930 miles – a modest figure for such a track record.

Meanwhile, a very rare Shelby 427 Cobra FAM was put up for auction. The car is unique as it was owned by Paul Walker and this model was one of Carroll Shelby’s favorites.