Lot 248 - 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible
|Odometer reading||25,860 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £25,000|
The 1965-1966 cars were the smallest and lightest of the GT350 models. All 1965-66 cars featured the K-Code 271hp 289 motor, modified to produce 306hp. 1965-1966 GT350s were delivered from Ford's San Jose assembly plant as 'bodies in white' for modification by Carroll Shelby's operation, originally in Venice Beach and later at Los Angeles International Airport. All but one of the 1965 GT350s were painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. The one exception was blue with white stripes. Contrary to popular belief, very few GT350s were delivered with the optional 'Le Mans' stripes, which run the length of the car. According to the current Shelby American registry, approximately 50% of the 1965 cars built had Le Mans stripes. Today it's difficult to find a GT350 not so equipped. 1965 cars featured over-rider traction bars, relocated A-arms, and other modifications. This powerful car has massive road-going ability care of its Boss 302ci V8 engine, and with the more responsive manual gearbox pulls swiftly and effortlessly to high speed. Fans of American Muscle, and even those not, can't help but be impressed by the styling, performance and appreciation for Carroll Shelby and his hugely influential sports cars.
This Shelby Mustang GT350 tribute was imported from Florida within the last twelve months and is reported to be, a sound, rust-free example. This fully-restored convertible, with its 289 cubic inch engine has been rebuilt and the car features the rare four-speed manual gearbox. Painted in the correct Wimbledon White with the classic blue stripes of the Shelby cars along the bonnet and boot, it is trimmed in black vinyl and features a black hood and hood cover. The car rolls on black and chrome GT wheels and features a wood-rimmed steering wheel. The boot is correctly trimmed in checked black and grey vinyl, while the engine has the finned aluminium Cobra-style rocker covers. A worthy tribute to the genuine Shelby GT350 cars, this exciting Mustang is said to offer the high speed performance you would expect from such a beast. It is currently being registered for the United Kingdom and also has a MoT test certificate valid until 27th March 2012.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.