Lot 174: 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT350’
Coachwork by Replica Fastback Coupé
Legendary Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby’s team had been campaigning Ford’s Mustang ‘pony car’ with considerable success in North America, winning the SCCA’s B-Production title three years running in the mid-1960s. Capitalising on his success, Shelby began manufacturing modified Mustangs, which were officially sanctioned and sold through selected Ford dealerships. The first Shelby Mustang - the GT350 - arrived in 1965 powered by a modified version of Ford’s 289ci (4.7-litre) small-block V8 producing 306bhp, with options of a 340-360bhp unit in competition trim or 400bhp supercharged. A four-speed Borg-Warner manual gearbox was the stock transmission on early Shelby Mustangs, though a heavy-duty, three-speed automatic soon became available as an option.
The running gear was appropriately up-rated to cope with the GT350’s increased performance, incorporating the optional Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes, stronger Ford Galaxie rear axle, Koni adjustable shock absorbers and aluminium-alloy wheels. The first cars were supplied minus the rear seats, thereby qualifying the GT350 as a two-seat sports car! Outwardly there was little to distinguish Shelby’s GT350 from the standard product apart from a pair of broad ‘racing’ stripes down the body centreline. On the open road there was, of course, no comparison. The Shelby Mustangs continued to be based on the stock version, receiving the latter’s styling changes and mechanical improvements while retaining their own distinctive special features. Production of the GT350, one of the great iconic musclecars of the 1960s, ended in 1970.
Featuring Shelby wheels, automatic transmission and the 4.7-litre V8 engine, this GT350 ‘clone’ was sold new in Belgium and acquired by the vendor at the beginning of 2006 having had only two previous owners. Since acquisition the car has undergone a ‘frame off’ restoration, completed in September 2006, and is offered with roadworthiness certificate and Belgian registration papers. No reserve.
Équipée de roues Shelby, d'une boîte automatique et du V8 de 4, 7 litres, cette GT350 “ clonée ” a été vendue neuve en Belgique et acquise par le Vendeur au début de l'année 2006 après avoir connu deux précédents propriétaires seulement. Depuis cette acquisition, la voiture a bénéficié d'une restauration “ depuis le châssis ” achevée en septembre 2006. Elle est proposée avec son contrôle technique et ses papiers d'immatriculation belges. Vendue sans prix de réserve.
Les Grandes Marques a Monaco|
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€25300|
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