1965 Shelby

GT 350

Wimbledon White with "Le Mans" Guardsman Blue racing stripes and Guardsman Blue rocker panel stripes, 289-cid, 306-hp HiPo V-8 engine, 4-Speed manual transmission, showing 40,000 miles, Restored, One of just 562 Shelby GT 350s produced in 1965.

The 1965 Shelby GT 350 is one of America's most iconic muscle cars. The 1965 model year cars were homologated as racing cars, as this year featured some items not present on the 1966 model year cars. The battery is located in the trunk, which was done on only the first 300 cars completed by Shelby. Other features include over-rider traction bars, relocated A-arms, a fiberglass bonnet scoop, fastback vents, side-exit dual exhaust with glass pack mufflers and special 130 mph rated Goodyear "Blue Dot" tires which rode on either silver-painted steel wheels or special cast-magnesium rims. Over the regular Ford Mustang, interior differences included a full-size spare tire mounted in place of rear seats (SCCA regulations required 2-seat vehicles for racing), Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes and larger rear drum brakes with metallic-linings from the Ford Galaxie. A total production of only 562 GT 350s were produced for the 1965 model year.

This GT 350 was purchased by Adam Scheps in 1988. Shortly after Mr. Scheps purchase, he sent the car to Super Stang Shop in Lyons, New York for a complete frame up restoration. It retained the original engine and all of its unique 1965 Shelby parts that were preserved and used in the restoration. Completed in 1990, this freshly restored GT 350 was shown at the Shelby America Automobile Club convention in Dearborn, Michigan SAAC 15. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Scheps brought the car to Lime Rock for the vintage racing weekend on Labor Day 1990. Mr. Scheps then sold the car in 1991 to Jay Hoffman of Richmond, Virginia where it was part of his 80 car collection consisting of Cobras and other iconic vintage performance cars. This GT 350 then traded hands in 1999 and sold to Don Swanston of California. Mr. Swanston sold it to another collector in 2016 of Long Island, New York at which time it was brought to Curt Vogts Cobra Automotive in Connecticut for inspection and service.

Fully restored in 1990 and retaining its original engine, this GT 350 has been meticulously cared for since and is listed with Shelby American Automobile Club's Registry and well-known by Mustang-Cobra authority Curt Vogt. During the restoration, the unibody was replaced with a perfect example from a donor car, with all of the original 1965 specific Shelby parts incorporated into the restoration. This GT 350 presents well throughout and is priced commensurate with its unibody replacement during restoration. It is therefore quite a lot of GT 350 for the money.

A wonderful example of classic American muscle, this GT 350 is ready to be thoroughly enjoyed by its next muscle car enthusiast. It would certainly make a great addition to any collection or simply for touring pleasure.

Price: $197,500