Hooniverse Fastback Friday – A Group of Desirable Shelby Mustangs


Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Fastback Friday. This time I thought I would take you to a dealer in Colorado that is offering a special grouping of Shelby Mustangs. Are they desirable, or are they overpriced? You make the call…


Here is a 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350 used by the Carroll Shelby School of High Performance Driving. This was the predecessor to the Bob Bondurant School, which is one of the most successful racing schools in the world. Only THREE of these Shelbys were used in the school, and this is one of TWO remaining. It has only 1,800 miles, has been fully restored, and is ready for the serious Shelby Collector. The asking price or this piece of history? $995,000! See the ad here.

Here is a 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350 “R” model, one of only 36 produced by Shelby. According to the dealer listing this car, there are less than 25 accounted for. This car has been completely restored without ruining the unique racing heritage that it carries so proudly, and includes a log book of racing history featuring a 3rd place finish at Daytona. It shows only 3,917 miles, and is ready for the serious Shelby Enthusiast. Great for vintage racing events, but it is rather pricey at $895,000! See the listing here.

This is a superb 1966 Shelby Mustang Shelby GT 350 with a date code correct Paxton Shelby supercharger installed. This car shows less than 54,000 miles on the odometer, wears the optional 10 spoke rims, and is on the Shelby Registry (#899). The ad states that there are a couple of flaws, but overall, its in great shape. Asking price is a cool $169,900! See the listing here.

If you like the style of the later Shelby Mustangs, here is a 1970 Shelby GT 500, that comes complete with a build sheet. This one is nicely equipped with Power Steering and Brakes, Traction-Loc rearend, “R” code engine block, and a 4 speed, though I didn’t spot A/C. The odometer shows almost 44,000 miles, and is your typical “Candy Apple” Red paint color, sure to attract the next police cruiser when you are driving it. Asking price for this beauty is $119,000! See the listing here.

This is a 1968 “Sunlit Gold” Shelby GT 500 that is the perfect “driver”, according to the listing. It comes equipped with the original factory invoice, as well as a Marti Report, and includes an Automatic Transmission, Power Steering and Power Disc Brakes, Tilt Steering Column, and the Interior Decor Group. It shows a little over 100,000 miles, and the asking price is $129,000….. See the listing here.

How about something that is a bit less expensive, but still very desirable? Here is a 1970 Mustang Boss 302 with a little over 67,000 miles. It come with the original window sticker, and the build sheet. It has a four-speed, Rear Window Slats, Shaker Hood, Traction-Lok Rear Differential, Front & Rear Spoilers, and painted in Calypso Coral. Asking price for this honey is $69,900! See the listing here.

Would you find any of these Mustangs worth selling your soul for? Let me know what you think.

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  1. SSurfer321 Avatar
    SSurfer321

    The father of my ex-fiancee is the original owner of a '70 Shelby GT350 in Grabber Green. Unfortunately while her and I were dating, the Shelby was rotting away in the garage next to a 65 Shelby clone. I almost stuck it out with the girl just for a chance at that car. I heard about three years ago that he got it back in running condition and currently drives it. Damn I miss her (the car, not the girl).

  2. njhoon Avatar
    njhoon

    I really like the '68 and the '70 but not at that price. Maybe I am too frugal…er cheap but all of theses seem way way over priced. I think somebody has been watching too much speed chanel

  3. engineerd Avatar

    I can see the first two going for close to a mil if they are real, especially the Shelby School of High Performance Driving one.
    The '65 R code will easily fetch that much or close to it. A 3rd place finish at Daytona and a presumably clean refurb will mean it is quite desirable in vintage racing circles.
    The only reason I see the gold one getting over $100k is the Marti report. Those are like gold (haha…get it?) in the Mustang world.
    In the end, whether you think it's a nice price or not is immaterial. As long as someone out there thinks so, it is.

  4. tonyola Avatar
    tonyola

    The '65 and '66 are unobtanium-mobiles that would be foolish to risk on the street. Since the '68-'70 Shelbys were basically modified Fords with little or no Carroll involvement, the Mustang I'd want is this – the 1969 Quarter Horse. This was a Shelby with the stripes and most of the scoops removed and all Shelby nameplates peeled off. Ford considered it for series production. Clean and beautiful, isn't it?
    <img src="http://www.themustangsource.com/timeline/69-70/69/1969QuarterHorse.jpg&quot; width="500/">

    1. JayP Avatar
      JayP

      I'd never heard of the Quarter Horse. I'll have to read up in this one.
      Thanks!

    2. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      New to me. It's looovely.

  5. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Boss, no question.
    The Boss 302 is a killer motor, and the that body style looks great with a little bit of Trans Am built into the stance/styling.
    A Boss 302 is one of the few motors I'd consider ok to swap into my Falcon.

  6. sam Avatar
    sam

    bosses are bad. I guess I just don't get shelbys. Couldn't you start with a six banger and build a car that performs better than any stock shelby r code with the right mix of ingenuity and and after market parts mixed with nos parts. I mean didn't they all start at the same "place". Shelby just glued and unglued stuff and signed em and raced em.

    1. tonyola Avatar
      tonyola

      You could say the same thing about AMG/Mercedes and Alpina/BMW. Does that make them any less desirable or special?

    2. BlackIce_GTS Avatar
      BlackIce_GTS

      Making a faster car isn't that difficult. These have rarity, history, provenance and… other stuff. I'd take the unrare faster car. Or in the case of that driving school '65; ten much, much faster cars.

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