Original Mustang Shelby GT350 R Hitting the Auction Block

With the reintroduction of the classic Shelby GT350 and GT350 R nameplates, Shelby’s original cars are sure to spike in value. And with a 1965 Shelby GT350 R heading for auction in a few short weeks, we thought we’d do a short introduction into why this Ford is so awesome. For those that weren’t alive during the original Mustang Shelby GT350 era, the two pony cars were meant to be all out track racers, just like the modern incarnation. Shelby took normal Mustangs anyone could buy from their local dealer, stripped out everything he could, further lightened the cars chassis, and then stuck all the racecar engineering into the tiny package. RELATED: See More of the New Shelby GT350 R What that meant was the car was light and had 325 horsepower, with unequaled performance. And that performance was meant for dominating races in SCCA. And these GT350 R’s definitely were unstoppable winning three consecutive championships. For 1965, though, Shelby only built 34 cars. The car you see here is one of those select few. This pristine 1965 Shelby GT350 R is one that won the 1966 SCCA division title, raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and won its class at the 12 Hours of Sebring. RELATED: Will Ford bring the new Ford GT to Le Mans? The car is being offered without reserve at next month’s RM Auction, and the early auction estimate is anywhere between $850,000-$1,000,000. But here’s the real question. In forty years, will the new Mustang GT350 R be worth as much as this classic one does? Let us know what you think in the comments below. RELATED: See Photos of the Original 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide 

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