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Cars For Sale / 1965 Shelby 5S254 Pro Restoration CA. Matching #'s
« on: November 14, 2020, 07:25:27 PM »
Serial #: 5S254
Early trunk mounted battery car
Always a So. California car (was in Nevada for a few years)
Totally rust free car…not a re-bodied rusted out East Coast car
Professional perfect restoration just completed August 2020…One of the nicest 65 Shelbys in existence!!  This car is a 99 point #1 car. (NOTE: this car has NOT been judged at a Shelby event, this is my opinion and others that have seen the car, if you notice anything that is not correct please point it out)
All original Engine, Super Rare Transmission and Rearend…very few 65 Shelbys can claim this since most were raced and broken and different parts installed.
55,840 original miles (since brand new!)

 Being one of only 562 Shelby GT350's built in 1965, this special Shelby was delivered new with rare trunk mounted battery and steel wheels. The Le Mans stripes may have been added later, I am still investigating that??...however in 1987 when the third owners purchased the car it had the stripes on the car. Currently has the reproduction Cragar/Shelby Wheels which give the car a much better look than the original (ugly) steel wheels.  It is powered by the Hi-Po 289/306hp engine backed by the aluminum case T-10 4-speed transmission. Countless hours were spent to complete the “cost is no object” concourse rotisserie restoration to SAAC/ MCA concourse specifications. The result is an award-winning restoration that very few other cars have ever attained. The paint has been polished and is show quality; great lengths went into the paint work to replicate a job just as the factory would have. The interior is complete with correct dash mounted pod containing the 8,000 rpm tach and oil pressure gauges, factory racing lap belts, 15" wood rimmed steering wheel. Look at the pictures and video on the hoist and you will discover the undercarriage that has been finished to an absolutely outstanding quality, with floors finished in the correct factory style red oxide primer with body color overspray and blacked out pinch welds. As well the front and rear suspension has been painstakingly refinished just as it would have left the factory with correct finishes; including the paint dabs and chalk markings. This 65 Shelby comes fully documented with copies of dealer invoice, dealer order form, shipping documents, owners manual as well as being registered with the Shelby American Automobile Club. I would be shocked if there was another 65 Shelby with more historical documentation than this car.

NOTE: I am in the process to correct this information with Howard Pardee so the SAAC registry will reflect exactly what the car truly is.
1. CAR WAS DRAG RACED......Not exactly true, the second owner Ron Freudenthaler street raced it and took it out to Willow Springs road race course.
2.  FRONT FENDERS REPLACED......The second owner hit the hay bales at Willow Springs racetrack and dented the left front fender.  The 3rd. owner Merle DuPrey purchased a NOS left fender and installed it. The right fender is the original one

3.  BLOWN UP ENGINE: When Merle and Leonard purchased the car in 1987 the drivers side head gasket was blown....The engine was NOT blown up....I personally took pictures of every single engine part, especially the original block and there is no evidence of any engine damage. There are no sleeves in the engine block and no weld repairs.

4.  NEW REAR QUARTERS INSTALLED:  Not exactly true...but partially true.  The rear fender lips were flared.  When Merle purchased the car he tracked down a pair of NOS rear quarters (not reproduction pieces) and had the professional restoration shop cut out the wheel opening area and weld to the original rear the rear quarters were repaired and NOT replaced...There was no rust issues or other damage, so no reason to install the complete rear quarters.
Part 1...walk around with engine running:
Part 2....on lift...underside of car:
Part 3....Books & Records Historical documentation:

MORE PICS: I have over 300 pictures of this car and each individual engine part...Let me know if you want more pics
 Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.
PRICE: $575k obo
Shown By Appointment only to serious buyers only...sorry no tire kickers, joy riders or brokers.
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA. area
NOTE: Please do not post this car for sale on any websites...thank you
CONTACT: Ron Miller 714-271-2141 (ok to call from 10am-11pm Pacific time zone) or email:

NOTE: click on pictures below to open up to full size

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