1965 Shelby GT350

John Hollansworth Jr., courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Rarely are automobiles as sought-after and seemingly immune to market fluctuations as Carroll Shelby’s GT350, and the first-year editions are consistently the most valuable of that breed.

The Shelby American Automobile Club’s World Registry keeps detailed records of each Shelby-modified Mustang made; the 1965 GT350 presented here is a solid, documented example treated to a high-quality restoration several years ago. It remains in excellent, well-preserved condition.

S/N SFM5S260, the car was originally shipped to Koons Ford in Falls Church, VA, in June 1965 and sold to Dr. John Clift of Vienna, VA; it has a well-established ownership record that is documented in the Shelby Registry. Carroll Shelby signed the glovebox, a very nice personal touch for one of his creations. Finished in Wimbledon White with Blue Le Mans stripes and correctly styled Shelby Cragar wheels (including the spare), it is an easily appreciated example that will be right at home in any collection of significant performance cars or any show venue.