1965 Shelby GT350SOLD

Gooding & Company Classic Car Auctions

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 9, 2012. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 289 CID OHV High Performance V-8 Engine Single Holley 4-Barrel Carburetor 306 BHP at 6,000 RPM 4-Speed Borg-Warner T-10 Manual Gearbox Front-Wheel Disc Brakes, Rear Drums Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs Rear Live Axles with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs About this Car: This sensational early GT350 is one of only 516 examples of the renowned 1965 Carroll Shelby Mustangs that were equipped as road cars. Delivered new to the Williams Ford dealership in West Hartford, Connecticut, this car was subsequently consigned to the famed Tasca Ford dealership of Rhode Island, where it was most likely used for weekend drag racing, as Tasca cars often were. Later offered by Slaten Chevy of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, this Mustang was purchased on November 11, 1968, by Gordon Collins, an amateur racer who soon began campaigning the car on Florida?s drag strips. Mr. Collins refinished the Shelby in a unique racing livery with lettering on the door that read ?Snakebite,? a look that was captured in photographs when the car placed second in the quarter-mile at the 1970 Gator Nationals. After retiring 5S430 from competition later that year, Mr. Collins sold the original motor to help finance an engagement ring for his fiancÚe. In 1973, Kenneth Wesche of Lakeland, Florida, acquired 5S430. At the time of purchase, the car was still finished in the Snakebite livery but lacked its engine. In 1975, this Shelby was purchased by Ron Dickerson of Orlando, Florida, who, after a long period of ownership, sold the car in 1990 only to buy it back five years later. In 1999, dealership owner Jackie Jones of Florida acquired the car and conducted a high-level restoration that notably included repainting the car in its original color scheme of Wimbledon White. It is believed that, during the restoration, Mr. Jones sourced the current engine: a correct 289 engine that he rebuilt to as-new specifications. Acquired by the consignor in 2001, this Shelby has since participated in local concours and vintage racing events in Florida. The car displays authentic Shelby Mustang details, such as a wood-rimmed steering wheel, Cobra- badged engine valve covers and Cragar wheels with CS center caps mounted with correct Goodyear High Performance Blue Dot tires. Enriching this car?s provenance, the glove box is signed by Carroll Shelby himself. Assured by the consignor to drive with a brute performance worthy of its sporting heritage, this highly collectable GT350 is a rare and authentic example of the Shelby Mustang legend.

Reference Number 164062

as of 3/13/2012

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Car 1965 Shelby GT350
VIN SFM5S430 
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