This car was built over a two year period by a very well-known Cobra expert and preparer of many front running cars. It is built to the very highest specification (available upon request) and is accompanied by valid HTP papers. This example is ready to be raced and is a front running car having finished second overall at the Goodwood Members Meeting in 2016 with a fastest lap time of under 1 minute 25 seconds.
In 2016 it was purchased by only its fourth owner from new and subsequently imported into the United Kingdom. Today this GT350 presents in the finest condition one could imagine, having covered just 60 Miles since restoration and most recently receiving a thorough post restoration inspection and shake down carried out by DK Engineering. It was also inspected recently by a Fords expert, Scott Redding, who commented that it was one of the finest he has ever seen in both condition and period factory detail. This exceptional Shelby GT350 Mustang is accompanied by a superb history file and is located in our showrooms just outside London and is available to view immediately, with full UK registration being in process.
Description This highly desirable example of an FIA Shelby registered Fastback is a 1966 example presented in the correct Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes and FIA’d in April 2012 and thus is ready for the most prolific of race series’ including HSCC, Masters et al. Although not a matching numbers car we believe this may have been built originally as a GT350 and later re-shelled. However, we cannot confirm this and are selling this car as a GT350 recreation this is a cost effective way into the most prolific of race series’ notably the Spa 6hrs where in 2012 two GT350’s recorded a first and second in class. With the very best genuine Shelby GT350’s now commanding north of £200,000, this particular car represents fantastic value and will provide many seasons of fantastic racing for its new owner.
This stunning blue with white racing stripe Shelby GT350 is called a “Carry Over Shelby” and was built in 1965, but was held over, and titled as a 1966. It was dispatched 10/26/1965 to City Motors in National City, CA and its first owner was W. R. Evans. It has been set up for vintage racing with an R-Model apron, fuel cell, and fire system, as well as a race clutch and locker rear end. Even though it is driveable on the surface streets, it would not be as much fun. It is presently race prepped, and was race prepped before every race. It was repainted in 2001 and won 2nd place in the Shelby Competition class by popular vote at the SAAC-27 California Speedway in the summer of 2002. It ran the GT350/Trans Am Race at SAAC-27, and at the same event, it qualified 26th, finishing 22nd. It ran the high speed even at SAAC Does Vegas-8 in July of 2004, and the SAAC Does Vegas-10 in February 2006. Since 2001 it has raced at thirteen Coronado Speed Festival events (San Diego, CA); seven Wine Country Classics (Infineon Raceway); eleven Monterey Historic (Laguna Seca, CA); three Seattle Historic races (Pacific International Raceway Seattle, WA); two Portland Historics (Portland, OR); and multip
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra VIN: CSX 2518 CSX 2518 was originally billed to Shelby American on 7/21/64, and later shipped to LA aboard the SS Dongedyk on 7/30/64. Once completed at Shelby American the car was invoiced on 11/3/64 to Reynolds Motors of Syracuse NY for $6,150.05. CSX 2518 would next appear in Colorado in June of 1980 under the ownership of Ray Danton. He would bring 2518 to Mike Dopudja of Mike's Performance Headquarters in Englewood, CO in 1981 for restoration and race prep. Dopudja, a master fabricator, is known for having finished the famous Shelby Type 65 Daytona Super Coupe, and for prepping the Shelby Can-Am Cobra. Danton would race the car at the Atlanta Vintage Grand Prix at Road Atlanta in 1982, as well as showing it at the Old Care Council Show in Denver, CO. In late 1985 he would put the Cobra up for sale for $65,000, but it wouldn't be until December 15, 1988 that John Baldwin of Covington, LA would purchase the car. Baldwin would enjoy CSX 2518 as a road car for most of the next decade, taming the car of its racing heritage and make it the streetcar it is today. The car would be repainted its beautiful Guardsman blue during his ownership. He would comment that,
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 VIN: SFM5S517 This blue striped beauty is number 517 of the 562 Shelby Mustang GT350s built in 1965. The smallest and lightest of the GT 350 models, the 2-seater fastback came with the â€˜Cobra hi-riser' K-Code 289ci, 306 hp V8 attached to a 4-speed manual transmission. As with all 1965 GT350s, 5S517 is painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. It has the optional Le Mans top stripes, also in Guardsman Blue. Finished in July of 1965, 5S517 remained in Shelby American's possession until January of 1966 when the car was finally sent out into the world to find its first owner. It found a home in the spring of 1966 with Fred H. Thompson of Jackson, MS. After a couple years of use Fred fancied a 1962 Corvette belonging to Ronnie MacDowell, also of Jackson, MS and traded the car straight across. MacDowell got the itch less than a year later, and 5S517 was swapped again, this time to Mississippi lawyer and racer Sam E. Scott for a 1967 Shelby GT350 #097. Scott was a partner with Car and Driver editor William Jeanes in the legendary Southern good times racing team, Bolus & Snopes. Known for their lighthearted attitude towards professional racing,
1967 Shelby 427 Cobra VIN: CSX 3279
(SOLD) Here's your chance to own a well sorted and setup Cobra with less than 2000 miles on the clock that includes all of the upgrades you'd want in a high performance race car! This Cobra re-creation has been the subject of a recent no-expense-spared restoration. This roadster features a 408/456hp Keith Craft Racing engine with alumicated headers, side exhaust, 4 barrel carbs, polished engine accessories full instrumentation, and a battery cutoff switch. In addition, the Cobra includes racing belts, electronic ignition, alloy wheels (with 3 eared knockoffs) and a set of Goodyear Tires. With great attention to detail, this absolutely stunning Cobra build is ready to be driven, raced, and shown at your favorite Concours or racing event!
This is perhaps the best, unmolested, original Shelby GT350 we have ever seen or driven. Other than a paint color change from black to red in the early 1970's, this car is all original. The body has never been damaged or rusted, paint condition is still excellent after all these years, and the interior is all original and perfect. Always maintained to the highest standards it drives flawlessly. These days you're seeing more and more Shelby Mustangs on vintage rallies, and for good reason. They are fantastic to drive and are supremely reliable. Asking $145,000.
50th anniversary Shelby Daytona Coupe unveiled Replica Shelby produc...
A Shelby Mustang stunt car from the film Bullitt has been discovered, an...