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5s363 at RM Sothebys
« on: December 26, 2018, 05:11:05 PM »
https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az19/arizona/lots/r0111-1965-shelby-gt350/733080


1965 Shelby GT350

$325,000 - $425,000

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2019  - Offered on: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Chassis No.

SFM 5S363

Multiple award-winning restoration
Presented in classic Ford Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes
Highly desirable and iconic American performance car

One of the most enduring and coveted performance cars of the 1960s is the Shelby GT350. This 1965 example, chassis SFM 5S363, was brought to concours-level standards with over 1,300 hours of restoration work spent on it. A full rotisserie restoration was performed by noted Mustang and Shelby expert Paul’s Engineering of Ohio and the engine, transmission, brake, rear-end assembly, and suspension components were meticulously rebuilt to show standards.

After emerging from restoration, the GT350 was exhibited at four judged shows and achieved podium results every time. At the Regional Indiana Shelby meet it received Judge’s Choice, then captured the Silver Award at the 1996 SAAC National meet at Lime Rock, followed by consecutive Gold Awards in 1997 and 1998 at the Oklahoma National Mustang Grand National show and the Michigan National SAAC meet. Following its brief and illustrious show career, the GT350 was retired from competition and carefully stored in a heated garage.

Finished in classic Wimbledon White, this Shelby’s exterior features traditional Guardsman Blue stripes, Cragar five-spoke wheels, and a matching spare wheel with a Goodyear Blue Dot spare tire, as well as a correct driver’s side mirror. Interior features include a 15-in. wood-rimmed steering wheel, rare and original Ray Brown Automotive 3-in. lap belts, radio delete, the original dash panel, portions of the original seat covers, and correct carpeting. The highly detailed restoration extends to the undercarriage, with factory-correct details including red oxide primer, white overspray, and factory-style chalk markings.

Beneath the fiberglass Shelby hood with steel supports, the 306-hp 289 shifts through a Borg-Warner T10 four-speed transmission with an aluminum case and is equipped with such correct Shelby performance equipment as “Tri-Y” headers and a proper 1965-dated 715-cfm Holley carburetor. Other items include a factory-correct Shelby air cleaner, Shelby hollow-letter finned aluminum valve covers, a high-capacity Shelby finned aluminum oil pan, a large-diameter alternator pulley, an export brace, a Monte Carlo bar, and a trunk-mounted battery as well as a 9-in. Ford rear end with a Detroit Locker unit.

This beautifully restored and since well-preserved Shelby GT350 presents an opportunity to acquire a superb example of classic American power and pose.
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Re: 5s363 at RM Sothebys
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 06:00:51 PM »
Wow, now that is like jewelry.......beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 06:27:52 PM »
NAS CAR!  Interesting place for the locker info sticker... or what is that next to the VIN plate? I thought that was in the glove box? I'm looking to just educate myself by asking...
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 06:30:00 PM by TJinSA »
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Re: 5s363 at RM Sothebys
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 06:47:20 PM »
Ya think for 1.5 mil or close to that, they could spring for the right wingnut for the air cleaner.

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Re: 5s363 at RM Sothebys
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 06:52:47 PM »
TJ, mine was on the decklid on my '67. I also found that interesting the Detroit Locker sticker was in the engine compartment.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2018, 07:08:50 PM »
It was a VERY  original car With a crappy vacuum cleaner paint job when I owned it.   There isn't a day that goes by that I don't regret selling it.   It had been  sitting from roughly 72 until 91 or so. The engine had great compression so just I pulled the motor and put all new gaskets in it and went through the brakes.  It ran like a scalded dog.  It did pretty well in judging considering it doesn't have the original shelby tag. 

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 07:55:34 PM »
If they'd have looked under the hood, you'd think someone would've caught the reference to the trunk-mounted battery. 
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Re: 5s363 at RM Sothebys
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 07:58:54 PM »
Why is the ass so high?

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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 08:09:21 PM »
Mr Simms holds the record for the shortest ownership of this car.

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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 08:41:26 PM »
Why is the ass so high?

It's in heat...
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Re: 5s363 at RM Sothebys
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2018, 09:30:57 PM »
Nothing beats a classic!

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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2018, 09:33:25 PM »
Mr Simms holds the record for the shortest ownership of this car.

Is this THAT car?  Surely, it can't be! If so, it must still smell like rat pee!
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »
Yes, Sir it is.  but I don't remember it smelling bad, well no more than the avg car.   

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2018, 09:43:26 PM »
Wow!  I'm having a flash-back in time!  Just goes to show what can be done with time, talent and money!  Wish I'd taken pictures.
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2018, 10:12:42 PM »
Is there a story behind the hood latch setup?

Judging standards sure have changed over 20 years.
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