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5S090 - on BAT by Fantasy Junction

Started by silverton_ford, March 12, 2023, 10:01:22 AM

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This has been on Fantasy Junction's website for a while too -

This 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 is one of the first 100 cars built during the model's initial seven-month production run. Chassis SFM5S090 was completed at Shelby's Venice, California facility and billed to Harr Motor Company in Worchester, Massachusetts on April 15, 1965. Finished in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes over black vinyl, the car is powered by a 289ci HiPo V8 mated to a Borg-Warner T10 four-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes a Detroit Locker rear end, a four-barrel Holley carburetor on a high-rise intake manifold, Kelsey-Hayes ventilated front disc brakes, Goodyear Blue Dot tires, a fiberglass hood, Koni shock absorbers, rear overrider traction bars, dual side-exit exhaust, Ray Brown 3" safety belts, a trunk-mounted battery, a rear shelf-mounted spare tire, and a dash-mounted tachometer. The car was refurbished in the late-1990s and acquired by the current owner in 2019. Service in December 2022 included resurfacing the cylinder heads, adjusting the rocker arms, and replacing the head gaskets, exhaust valves, head bolts, axle seals, and light bulbs. This GT350 is now offered on dealer consignment in Emeryville, California with copies of factory order slips and invoices, historical documents, manufacturer's literature, spare keys, recent service records, and a clean Montana title in the name of the owner's LLC.

Development of the GT350 began in the summer of 1964 when Ford tasked Carroll Shelby with creating a variant of the Mustang to homologate for competition in the SCCA's B Production class. A total of 504 examples were built during the first seven months of production. The first 100—sometimes called "double-digit" cars—were assembled at Shelby's Venice, California facility before production shifted to a plant near Los Angeles International Airport.

All 1965 GT350s were finished in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker-panel stripes with dealer-added center stripes on select cars. This example was repainted during a refurbishment in the late-1990s, and Guardsman Blue Le Mans stripes were added. Additional work included replacing the glass, seals, and bumpers with Ford new old stock components. Features include a steel-framed "porthole" fiberglass hood with a functional scoop and quick-release pins, a mesh grille with an offset running-horse logo, sail-panel louvers, and a bullet-style driver-side mirror.

Optional Cragar cast alloy wheels are wrapped with 7.75-15 Goodyear Blue Dot tires, as is a matching spare that is secured atop the fiberglass package shelf in the cargo area. The suspension is equipped with Koni adjustable shock absorbers, lowered front control arms, a 1" front sway bar, overrider rear traction bars anchored inside the cabin, and rear limiting cables. Braking is from Kelsey-Hayes front discs with ventilated rotors and 2.5"-wide rear drums.

The low-back bucket seats are retrimmed in black vinyl, and matching carpets were installed during the refurbishment. The 3″ Ray Brown aircraft-style lap belts were also re-webbed, and the cabin features radio block-off plates and Cobra-branded floor mats. Carroll Shelby's signature is present on the glovebox door along with the car's serial number.

The wood-rimmed steering wheel has been refurbished, and instrumentation includes a horizontal-sweep 120-mph speedometer flanked by gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. Shelby-built mustangs were also equipped with an oil-pressure gauge and a tachometer mounted in a central pod. The five-digit odometer shows 49k miles, and the total chassis mileage is unknown.

Early-production GT350s were equipped with a trunk-mounted battery and this example has been fitted with a vintage-style Autolite unit.

The 289ci Windsor V8 was shared with K-code Mustangs and was topped with a four-barrel Holley 715-cfm carburetor and a cast-aluminum high-rise intake manifold to produce a factory-rated 306 horsepower in street versions of the GT350. Additional GT350-specific features include a finned aluminum "T" oil pan with hinged baffles, open-letter valve covers, and tri-Y exhaust headers leading to exhaust pipes exiting ahead of each rear wheel. In December 2022, Mostly Mustangs of Oakland, California resurfaced the cylinder heads, performed an oil change, adjusted the rocker arms, and replaced the head gaskets, exhaust valves, and head bolts.

The four-speed Borg-Warner T10 manual transmission is equipped with an aluminum housing and close-ratio gears and sends power to the rear wheels via a 9" rear end with a Detroit Locker differential. The rear axle seal was replaced in December 2022. Additional photos of the underside are provided in the gallery.

The Shelby American invoice to Harr Motor Company is dated April 15, 1965, and lists $220 special alloy wheels and a total price of $3,969.90. Photos of additional Shelby American documentation are provided in the gallery.

Spare keys, a scissor jack and tire changing tools, and a car cover are included in the sale along with a Shelby GT350 owner's manual, a 1965 Mustang owner's manual, and vintage publications featuring the GT 350.


Does anyone know what the dealer was asking for it ?   thanks matt


He was asking $525,000 some weeks ago on his website


Fantasy Junction asking $525K in December, 2022.



I think this auction was held back a bit by the seller's reluctance to post requested pictures of numbers, etc. and answer some questions. Still pretty solid money though.
65 GT350

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Quote from: sfm5 on March 24, 2023, 01:23:51 PM
I think this auction was held back a bit by the seller's reluctance to post requested pictures of numbers, etc. and answer some questions. Still pretty solid money though.

Yea, you can say that again.

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