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1965 Shelby GT350 Prototype on auction

The classic Shelby GT350 should definitely be every car lover’s dream. The bad news is not every Shelby lover will get the chance to own such a marvel of a car. The good news is that one very lucky person will have the honor of owning a unique 1965 Shelby GT350 Prototype (the basis for the famed "Eleanor" movie car) as the car will be on auction at Mecum’s Monterey auction during the Pebble Beach Concours .

This particular Shelby was originally shipped to Shelby American on May 22, 1965. It was then completed as a GT350 on May 25 and started its life as a prototype driver for Shelby American. The first threee models years were spent as a prototype driver and the vehicle was then sold off to Shelby’s Hi-Performance Motors in El Segundo, California on May 11, 1967.

The car on auction is equipped with rear quarter windows, side scoops, 1966 Shelby stripes, Shelby/Crager 15" Black accent wheels, 1966 underride traction bars, 1965 override brackets, prototype carpeted rear shelf (’66), 1967 Shelby GT350 wood steering wheel, very rare ’66 Mustang AM 8-track stereo and door speakers, very rare Cobra badge on the glove compartment. Also it is the only known pre 1967 Shelby GT350 with a factory rear spoiler, authenticated by SAAC.

So anyone want a piece of Shelby history? Better start saving up to bid on this magnificent piece of machinery. The Pebble Beach Concours is August 13-14, 2010, but the Shelby GT350 will be sold on Saturday, August 14th at 2:30pm.

Source: Mecum


16 comments:

This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever known. I wonder why they share to engineer this one. Mustang is a good car, and Shelby is also good but by simply looking at the car. They are not compatible.

Aaron Lexus, I understand your sentiments regarding this unit. I actually got frustrated upon seeing it today. It looks so horrible. I don’t know what happened.

If you love vintage; then, grab this one! This car (I mean a similar one, this is only a prototype) was used on different Hollywood flicks, no wonder it became a hottest sensation in auction community.

As a long time Mustang fan, this is one of the worst Mustangs I’ve ever seen. Shelby really needs to stop, any more of these terrible ideas and no one will even remember his glory days in the 60s.

I’m not feeling it, this car looks too much like an aftermarket exercise than a thoroughly engineered Mustang. Doesn’t anyone feel that just slapping on an aftermarket supercharger, a few suspension tweaks, a body kit is kind of lame with a name like Shelby?

Still classy and authentic.

Still looking old days?, Boss 302 is now the best and improved version.

Still looking old days?, Boss 302 is now the best and improved version.

Hmm, are they wishing to make this vintage car into another new savage muscle car.

yes this is a great collection, but this type of car is not suitable as a daily car, why? remember this monster is a Straight V6 engine.. well of course count on its fuel consumption.

As a long time Mustang fan, this is one of the worst Mustangs I’ve ever seen. Shelby really needs to stop, any more of these terrible ideas and no one will even remember his glory days in the 60s.

Eleanor was a 1971 Mach 1, not even a Shelby. Now if you’re talking about the horrid Nic Cage re-make.....

I was lucky enough to have seen the very first Shelby GT350 ever raced at Green Valley Raceway near Fort Worth, TX. Ken Miles was driving and put on quite a show. I still have the pictures of that day. The GT350 is still one of the most beautiful cars.

I predict the men-with-enlarged-proststes will go crazy over this. My bet is that the price will be at least $750K, and Barrett-jackson will have numerous clone/tribute examples next year.

Got some really great collection there. Well, that is really an old model but in century it was been the greatest car.

I would give a kidney, my left arm, and a lung to own this beast. better start playing the lottery...

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