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1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R raced by Ken Miles going to auction

Focus Ford, Shelby and Mustang fans, Mecum has another enormously historic auto headed to auction. It is really a 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, and it was raced by Ken Miles, the really particular person highlighted in past year’s “Ford v. Ferrari” film. It is really coming to Mecum’s major Indianapolis auction.

The auto has the code 5R002, and it has even additional claims to fame in addition to remaining Miles’ race auto. According to Mecum, it was the really 1st Shelby GT350R at any time entered in a race, and Miles was at the wheel. He and the Mustang won that race, and the auto was caught on film getting absolutely airborne (proven in the gallery over). Mecum also points out that this was a enhancement auto applied to form out the set up for potential GT350 race automobiles, and other drivers of the ’60s experienced a hand in take a look at driving and establishing it, like Bob Bondurant and Peter Brock.

Mecum did not go into detail about the issue of the auto, but it seems to be rather considerably as it was when it was competing. For any individual unfamiliar, the ’65 GT350R experienced a 289-cubic-inch V8 building 306 horsepower and 329 pound-ft backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. It is really coming up for auction from a Shelby collector who has other important automobiles likely to auction, like the 1st output 1966 GT350R. 

Mecum appears to be to be expecting the Miles GT350R to be bought for a huge sum of cash, effectively into seven-figure territory. In its press launch, Mecum highlights a 1967 Shelby Super Snake that bought for $two.two million, and the Bullitt Mustang that went for $three.seventy four million. According to Hagerty’s valuation tutorial, a concours-excellent 1965 GT350R can market for just above $one million. Which is a bit shy of those people other large-greenback Mustangs, but this remaining these kinds of a historic illustration, and coming up for sale not extensive soon after the good results of “Ford v. Ferrari,” we wouldn’t be stunned if it exceeds the Hagerty value.

If that is way too large for you, you could possibly want to take into account a replica from Unique Venice Crew, a organization established by Jim Marietta, who assisted construct this race auto. The replica product is available with impartial suspension like early prototype variations of the GT350R experienced, or with a dwell axle like the ultimate auto. Furthermore it is really available for a comparably economical $250,000.

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