Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Shelby an Auction Star

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Shelby an Auction Star

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A GENUINE low mileage early Shelby GT350 Mustang is one of he highlight vehicles of the exclusive Shannons Collectors' Auction being staged in conjunction with the inaugural Motorclassica at Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building from October 22-24.

The matching numbers car, chassis 6S263, was built in late 1965 and being an early Shelby has several important features later phased out to keep costs down.

These include lowered front control arms, traction over-ride bars, the axle-limiting cable and the deletion of the bonnet latch, enhancing its collectability.

One of only 2377 1966-model Shelbys, the car was delivered in the classic Shelby racing colours of white with blue Le Mans stripes and spent 30 years stored in the shed of an American Ford dealer until his death in 2001, when it was discovered with just 40,950 miles on its odometer.

The Shelby then underwent a comprehensive, ground-up rotisserie restoration back to its original factory specification and factory colour scheme in the hands of a subsequent owner. …

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