Corvettes aren’t the only rarities heading to Scottsdale this January — Barrett-Jackson has announced a handful of special Shelbys also crossing the block at WestWorld next month.
Lot 1365 is a 1965 GT350 fastback. It’s 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 1965.This was always a well-kept, unmodified car, but a previous owner undertook a 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, which is fitted to the original motor.
Lot 1338 is a 1968 GT500KR convertible. It has a documented history and is listed in the SAAC registry. This car began life in Lime Green and was painted red when restored. The restoration was completed by Kar Kraft, the shop that worked on many Shelbys under contract from Ford. The car was restored with many re-creations of factory touches, such as paint approval stamps. The date codes reveal that all of the components are date-correct and the drivetrain is original.
Lot 1324 is a 1966 GT350. This car was originally shipped to Lima, Peru in 1966. Teodoro Yagali raced the car extensively, including the Caminos Del Inca, a 3,000-kilometer event. Yagali won the Caminos in both 1972 and 1973. The car remained in Peru until 2002, when it returned to the U.S. Maintaining its racing colors and patina to respect this Shelby’s part in history, a complete restoration was performed. It still retains its original engine, rear-end housing and center section.
Lot 1099 is a 1999 Series I. This car is number 240 of the 249 built, and it features only 5,600 miles from new. The Series 1 is the only car designed, engineered and built from the ground up by Carroll Shelby. The engine is derived from the Indy car aluminum Aurora Northstar V8 used by the Indy racing league in the early 2000s. It is a DOHC 4.0-liter sequential fuel-injected aluminum block and aluminum-headed V8 located aft of the front inboard suspension. The ZF 6-speed transmission is located forward of the rear suspension. The aft positioning of the engine and forward positioning of the transaxle results in a mid-engine design for neutral handling.
Lot 1348 is a GT500E fastback. This is a low-production, #7 Eleanor Mustang built by Unique Performance. It’s equipped with a 427-ci 525-hp engine with electronic fuel injection mated to a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission and Currie rear with Ford 9-inch rear. The custom interior features Carroll Shelby-embroidered bucket seats and armrest, special option rear bench seat and the glovebox was signed by Carroll Shelby.
Finally, Lot 1068 is a 1968 GT350 H. One of 224 H models built for Hertz, this car has all matching numbers and an automatic transmission. Has covered just 400 miles since restoration.
See all of Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale consignments here.