12-14 August 2010
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback
Sold for $247,500
- A concours-level restoration
- Multiple award-winner from 1996 through 1998
- Extensive documentation and photos
- Incredibly detailed and preserved inside and out
This 1965 Shelby GT350, SFM5S363, was restored to concours-level standards over 1,300 hours under the prior owner. Paul’s Engineering of Ohio completed the work with the body restored and refinished on a rotisserie, while the engine, transmission, brakes, rear-end assembly and suspension were rebuilt.
Once completed, the GT350 was used for appearances at four judged shows and achieved podium results every time. First, at the Regional Indiana Shelby meet, it received Judge’s Choice. Next, a Silver Award was earned at the 1996 SAAC National meet at Lime Rock, followed by consecutive Gold Awards in 1997 and 1998 at the Oklahoma National Mustang Grand National show and the Michigan National SAAC meet. Following its brief show career, the GT350 was retired, carefully stored within a heated garage and not driven.
Finished in Wimbledon white, the Shelby’s exterior features Guardsman blue stripes, Cragar five-spoke wheels and a matching spare wheel with a Goodyear Blue Dot spare tire, as well as a proper driver’s side mirror. The interior includes a 15-inch wood-rimmed steering wheel, original and pricey Ray Brown Automotive three-inch lap belts, radio delete, the original dash panel, portions of the original seat covers, and correct carpeting. The incredible restoration extends to the undercarriage, with factory-correct details including red oxide primer, white overspray and factory-style chalk markings.
Under the fiberglass Shelby hood with steel supports, the 306-horsepower 289 V8 feeds a Borg-Warner T10 four-speed transmission with an aluminum case and is equipped with such correct Shelby performance equipment as “Tri-Y” headers and a proper 1965-dated 715-cfm Holley carburetor. Other items include a proper Shelby air cleaner, Shelby hollow-letter finned aluminum valve covers, a high-capacity Shelby finned aluminum oil pan, a large-diameter alternator pulley, an export brace, a Monte Carlo bar and a trunk-mounted battery. The stout driveline includes a nine-inch Ford rear end with a Detroit Locker unit.
Complete with a box containing extensive documentation and restoration photographs, the GT350 also includes a detailed letter outlining the restoration details, as well as an SAAC letter dated “5-3-94” authenticating the car. Outstanding in every respect, this 1965 Shelby GT350 is one of the absolute finest in existence today.
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