1965 SHELBY GT350 FASTBACK SOLD $445,500.00

Status Sold
Price $445,500.00
Lot 1365
Year 1965
Model GT350

This exceptional GT350 is presented with no missing or altered components from its build, with all of the rare Shelby unique parts from 1965 intact. Also of great importance is the rust- and damage-free original body shell that displays all of the Shelby American modifications performed in just that one year of 1965. Historical research, along with supporting documentation, reveals that SFM5S219 was completed at Shelby American Inc. in May 1965 and immediately shipped to Herb Tousley Ford in White Bear Lake, MN, for retail sale. This was always a well-kept, unmodified car, but a previous owner undertook a very comprehensive restoration in the late 1990s, returning the car both cosmetically and mechanically to like-new. An earlier owner also procured a complete Paxton Supercharger conversion direct from Shelby American to be fitted to the original motor. This Paxton is the real deal and extremely rare, a specialized unit built exclusively for Shelby to be upfitted to 289 Cobras and GT350 Shelby Mustangs. This outstanding GT350 has had a careful few miles since restoration, but is completely sorted to deliver a driving experience no different than it did in 1965. Just in the last months of 2016, the car underwent a very thorough service, including the fitment of five new, correct Goodyear Blue Dot tires. At the same time, a freshening of the cosmetic restoration was performed to achieve the concours-level presentation on this car. 4-speed manual transmission. **TITLED AS A 1965 FORD**