1965 Shelby GT350
Above all others, there is no year of Shelby Mustang as revered as the inaugural production year of 1965. Known for their raw, unfiltered driving experience, 65 GT350s have become one of the few “holy grails” of all American automobiles in the eyes of sports car enthusiasts.
Without a doubt, though, there is no year quite like 1965 when it comes to the degree to which these “race cars for the street” were beaten on, ridden hard, and put away wet. Due to their uncompromised specifications, these cars were the clear choice for racers of all skill levels which makes the task of finding an honest, highly original example quite difficult in today’s marketplace.
The example seen here today, 5S302, was finished by Shelby American on May 26, 1965 and was delivered to Herb Tousley Ford in White Bear, MN on July 14, 1965 in a group of cars which included 5S299, 5S300, and 5S301. Following its arrival, on October 21, 1965, 5S302 was purchased new by Benny Demeter. Demeter, allegedly fed up after consistently losing drag races in his supercharged Studebaker Avanti, immediately set about upgrading the already stout Shelby Mustang by fully balancing and blueprinting the engine. Although living in North Dakota at the time of purchase, Demeter soon moved to Arizona with the GT350 which undoubtedly saved the car from the rusty future shared by most all cars delivered in Northern startes.
Around Father’s Day of 1968, 5S302 was traded by Demeter to Jerry Stewart of Paradise Ford in Scottsdale, Az. Being an authorized Shelby American dealership, Paradise Ford was widely regarded as the epicenter for Ford performance offerings in the Southwest and always a large inventory of new and used Shelby American offerings.
Shortly after arriving at Paradise Ford, a young man by the name of Gary Triscornia visited the dealership in search of a 65 GT350. Gary Triscornia lived a life to be admired by all “car guys”. At the time of visiting Paradise Ford, Gary’s daily driver was a 66 GT350 which he purchased new and his “fun car” was a Type 37 Bugatti Grand Prix car! Although Gary loved the 66 Shelby, he desired to have the rawer, unfiltered experience of a 65 GT350 for his daily driver. Gary purchased 5S302 on the spot and so began a love affair between him and the car for just shy of 50 years. During that time, Gary’s collection of cars saw many changes. Cars which came and went included a Type 57 Bugatti, a Ferrari Lusso, a Ferrari 275 GTB, an Iso Rivolta, and an Allard J2. The car which outlasted them all and remained closest to his heart was 5S302.
Knowing just how rare it is to find, not only a car which has been under such long term ownership, but also one with immaculate, rust free original sheetmetal and an unbroken chain of ownership from new- I jumped at the opportunity to purchase 5S302 in December of 2017.
Today, 5S302 presents itself as a wonderful opportunity to own what is surely the most honest 65 GT350 on the open market. 5S302 is an original trunk mounted battery car which has lived nearly its entire life in Arizona and California and has never seen rust or adverse driving climates despite being delivered new at a Northern dealership. Additionally, 5S302 was the recipient of a high quality restoration from a shop which has garnered many awards at the world's most prestigious concours events. 5S302 displays a high level of finishes and has recently been completely sorted for the open road to be used as Carroll originally intended. Finally, 5S302 has something which only one other 1965 GT350 can lay claim to. The car retains its original Shelby American issued, hand signed, and hand stamped MSO which was acquired by Coleen Triscornia from the original owner as a birthday gift for Gary. According to SAAC Registrar Howard Pardee, only one other 65 is known to retain its original Shelby American MSO.
The 1965 GT350 market today is one where very few honest cars are publicly available at any given time. In general, most examples are purchased privately, long before they are advertised. 5S302 survives today with its original Shelby American serial number tag, all its important Ford VIN numbers on the car's original aprons, and in absolutely wonderful, rust free condition. The opportunity to acquire a car such as 5S302 is one which should not be passed up and one which certainly will not last.
If you are interested in becoming the next caretaker of this wonderful GT350, please do not hesitate to reach out at the link below!
1967 Shelby GT350
Without a doubt, the best kept secret in the Shelby Mustang world is the 1967 GT350. For years, 1965 and 1966 GT350s have continued to command price hikes while 67 GT350s have remained quite reasonable in comparison.
Today, the collector community has begun to realize that a compelling argument can be made for 4 speed 1967 GT350s being the very best "all around" Shelby Mustang of them all. 1967 GT350s are considerably rare, with only 1175 examples being built, and they feature arguably the best styling of any year of Shelby Mustang. To top it all off, these cars feature power steering, power brakes, and an overall more comfortable interior package while not completely becoming the luxury GT car which later years would become.
The example offered here is tough to find fault with. Serial number 0082 was originally finished in the desirable color combination of Nightmist Blue over black interior and is has been the recipient of a painstaking SAAC Concours restoration which was awarded a Gold at SAAC41.
#0082 is an early production example of the 1967 GT350 and retains all the rare and desirable parts which are unique to the early production cars. Furthermore, #0082 features its original drivetrain from front to back as well as its original sheetmetal. The car has been correctly and thoroughly restored to "as new" condition and has only been driven three times since the completion of that restoration. #0082 is now ready to be shown, driven, and enjoyed to its next owner's content.
If you are the sort of person who values cars which are restored to a truly "over the top" quality of finish and authenticity, #0082 is the sort of car which will appeal to you. No doubt, #0082 represents the high quality 1967 GT350 to hit the open market in years.
If you are interested in becoming the next caretaker of this wonderful GT350, please do not hesitate to reach out at the link below!
1964 Shelby American Cobra
CSX2210 was originally delivered to Joe Brown Ford in Louisville, Kentucky as a red over black street specification 289 Cobra roadster. Upon delivery to original owner John Winemiller, an active serviceman, the car was autocrossed nearly from the day it was purchased. As Winemiller traveled extensively while in the military, he spent a substantial amount of time in Phoenix where he became acquainted with Don Roberts, one of the most well-known and accomplished Cobra racers of his time.
Through Winemiller’s relationship with Roberts, it was soon revealed that Roberts had purchased a number of special XE136505 specification race engines from Carroll Shelby and Lew Spencer’s Hi-Performance Motors upon their closing in 1967. These XE 289s were unique in that they were mainly used in GT40s as well as Shelby American’s Sedan/Trans Am race cars. These special engines featured 4 bolt mains, a windage tray, and push in freeze plugs similar to a Boss 302 block. These XE engines also ran C6FE GT40 heads topped by either Webers (GT40) or a single 4 barrel (Sedan Racers). Knowing that Winemiller wanted the best drivetrain obtainable for CSX2210, Roberts rebuilt one of those engines, topped it with a GT40 weber intake, and installed the drivetrain into Winmiller’s Cobra. This special race engine remains with the car to this day in that same form.
In the mid 1970s, Winemiller passed away and CSX2210 was inherited by his son, Jake Winemiller. Shortly thereafter, in 1983, CSX2210 was purchased by Harry Campbell of Grain Valley, MO who retains ownership of the car to this day.
Upon Mr. Campbell’s acquisition, he set about continuing to do what Carroll intended to be done with all Cobras. Harry would go onto race the car for 3 years in groups such as SVRA, VARA, and RMVR at venues including Hallett, Steamboat, Road America, Pueblo, the Folly Grand Prix in Kansas City, and Wentzville.
In 1986, Campbell delivered CSX2210 to master restorer Bill Murray of Longmont, Colorado for conversion to FIA cutback door specification. Today, the car remains in that same specification and is ready to be enjoyed in any way the next owner might see fit. CSX2210 is a documented three owner car which can be driven and enjoyed on the road while also being more than capable of participating at vintage racing venues the world over. Furthermore, CSX2210 is unique in that it remains highly structurally original. Unlike many Cobras which are only converted to competition spec after suffering severe accident damage, 2210 has not been involved in any major accident and retains substantially all of its original chassis, substructure, and a great deal of its original body work as supplied from AC Cars to Shelby American in 1964. CSX2210 is accompanied by its original Chassis Instruction Manual along with an extensive history file documenting the car’s life.
CSX2210 is ready to be enjoyed by its next caretaker in any way that individual might see fit, whether it be on the greatest vintage racing circuits in the world or on the concours field upon conversion back to street specification.
If you are interested in becoming the next caretaker of this wonderful Cobra, please do not hesitate to reach out at the link below!
1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351
While commonly under-rated in yesterday's Mustang collecting hobby. the 1971 Mustang Boss 351 is now becoming one of the fastest appreciating Mustangs on the market today because of its immense performance capabilities and rarity.
The example offered here was sourced out of Texas and was a bone dry car from the very start. As is common with this body style of Mustang, only the rear taillight panel warranted replacement during the restoration. The car was originally optioned in the desirable shade of Light Pewter Metallic with Mach 1 Sports Interior, AM/Eight Track, Tinted Glass, Power Steering, Console, Chrome Magnum 500 wheels, Firestone Wide Oval Tires, and a Traction Lok differential!
The example for sale here was restored in the mid to late 1990s to the highest levels of Mustang Club of America standards. This class is known as the Thoroughbred class and represents only a very small percentage of the top cars in the world as it pertains to quality and correctness of the restoration. An MCA Thoroughbred restoration does not allow for any reproduction parts- even such such parts as battery, tires, hoses, and belts have to be original assembly-line parts from the year in which the vehicle was manufactured. The restoration was supervised by Bob Perkins and was executed to the highest levels possible.
Once completed, the car was shown at various MCA regional and national shows as well as AACA shows before being retired. Since then, the car has aged extremely well. The paint shows brilliantly and all the major cosmetic aspects of the car remain in excellent condition.
Best off all, however, is the fact that the current owner of this vehicle decided to begin driving the vehicle in the last few years. By in large, one important thing to note is that most cars restored to high levels for the various forms of concours judging do not drive well, or drive at all, once restored. The vast majority of cars restored to any form of concours judging are mostly meant for static display. The Boss 351 presented here has been fully commissioned for road use and has been driven a couple thousand miles by the current owner. In fact, the owner has routinely used the car for long stretches of highway drives whenever weather has permitted including a trip from Kansas City to Lawrence, Kansas in the last two weeks! In fact, though it still wears bias ply tires, the car goes down the road better than any car I have ever driven with these "old world" tires! The brakes work extremely well (for a 71 Boss, that is), the car's steering is tight, and the power is absolutely immense!
Overall, what you have here is a car which has been restored to the very highest levels of MCA Concours judging, been verified by some of the top authorities in the Mustang world, and then comprehensively recommissioned to be driven and enjoyed! The most current trends in the market revolve around finding cars which are great driving cars. Less and less people now are looking for perfectly restored trailer queens which cannot be exercised properly. The car offered here, however, gives the "best of both worlds" in that it has been meticulously restored and is now ready to be driven and shown to the next owner's content!
This Boss is located in Kansas City and is ready for its next owner. If you would like to be that guy please do not hesitate to reach out at this link with inquiries. Additional photographs and detailed description are available upon request.
1967 Shelby GT350
All told, there are a number of attributes which near any collector wants a car to have in today's collecting atmosphere. Those include a great story, long term ownership, originality, and a desirable original specification. The 67 GT350 seen here has all those attributes and more.
In 1967, Linda Johnmeyer of Gravois, Missouri made a day trip to Alltol Auto Co. in Columbia, Missouri with the hopes of returning home with a brand new Mustang. Upon arrival. her eye was immediately drawn the the Dark Moss Green 1967 Shelby GT350 which was gleaming on the showroom floor- and so began a love affair which would last a very long time.
Upon buying 3069, the car was used as Linda's daily driver around the Lake of the Ozarks area, even with two kids strapped in the back seat! Her and her Shelby became fixtures of her town and were well known in the area. Most interesting of all, Linda even drove #3069 to Mexico and back during the summer of 1969 and two Mexican tourist decals still remain preserved in the windshield and rear glass from that trip! Good thing too, because if an Ameirican tagged car did not have current tourist decals affixed to it while in Mexico, the car would have been siezed and cut in half by the Mexican authorities!
Upon the arrival of a third child in the late 1970s, LInda thought a station wagon would be a more appropriate choice of transportation so she traded the Shelby into Burkle Motors of Columbia, MO. In fact, Burkle's dealer decal still adorns the decklid of #3069 to this day.
Soon after trading in the Shelby, Linda came to regret the decision. Luckily, the eventual buyer of the car at Burkle Motors, Dick Rohlfing of Boonville, MO, lived right down the street from Linda and she was able to negotiate the re-purchase of her Shelby from Dick some 5 to 6 years after she had sold it. Turns out, Dick's wife was not a fan of the car and so Linda was able to re-claim her prized Shelby Mustang.
From there, Linda retained ownership of her Shelby up until 2014 when the car was purchased (after three years of begging) by Rick Penno of Gravois, MO after Rick was tipped off to this (sort of) original owner Shelby existing in his area.
I was honored to become the next custodian of this jewel of a survivor car earlier this year.
#3069, as it sits today, is a well preserved and highly original 1967 Shelby GT350. The car retains its original paint and sheetmetal, original fiberglass components, original upholstery, well preserved underside, original drivetrain, and shows just over 65,000 original miles.
The car was driven daily during its early life on mostly gravel roads so the car is far from cosmetically perfect, as seen in the photographs. With that said, those gravel roads and the area's lack of salt use saved this Shelby from suffering the same rust laden fate that most Midwest cars suffer. The car is the most bone-dry Missouri Mustang that this Kansas City boy has ever seen and it displays time earned patina and wear from an honest life of being used, loved, and enjoyed by its original owner. Simply put, this car is as honest as they come and it has the sort of character that cannot be restored back into a car- it only comes from 50 years of considerate use and preservation.
#3069 was desirably spec'd when new in Dark Moss Green with deluxe 10 spoke wheels and a 4 speed transmission.
f you have been in the market for a great small block 67 Shelby, you are probably becoming well aware of how hard it is to find an honest example. 67 small blocks are, in my humble opinion, a true sweet spot amongst all the years and production specs of Shelby Mustang. The 67 GT350 has many of the sporty driving characteristics of the 65/66 GT350s while also mixing in some of the creature comforts which would become more prevalent in later years of production. They also feature the reliability, drive-ability, and ease of maintenance that the big block Shelbys can sometimes lack. All in all, it is my humble opinion that 1967 GT350 4-speed cars are wildly undervalued in today's market and are certainly among the best varieties of all Shelby Mustangs.
If you are interested in becoming the next caretaker of this incredible Shelby Mustang, please do not hesitate to contact me at the link posted below. #3069 is located in Kansas City, MO and is available for inspection by appointment.
1965 Shelby GT350
5S291 was a SAAC Division 2 Concours restoration!
Fine examples like 5S291 rarely hit the public market. If you are interested in acquiring a 65 Shelby which is restored to concours perfection, please do not hesitate to reach out at this link for more information. I would love to locate a car for you, no matter what condition you seek!
1966 Ford Bronco U15
The 1966 Bronco you see here today is presently in on consignment from one of the foremost early Bronco experts in the hobby. This truck is owned by Tim Hulick who is a lifelong collector, restorer, and enthusiast of early Ford Broncos and is known as one of the world's top authorities of U13 Roadster Broncos. In his spare time, Tim even runs RoadsterU13.com which serves as the registry for all U13 Roadsters and their owners!
After assisting me in purchasing one of those rare U13 Roadsters for myself (mine being a Rangoon Red 66), Tim asked if I might be able to help him in selling a very special Bronco. I initially had reservations about the idea, considering that I am not in the business of buying and selling Broncos. However, after seeing the truck in question, I knew it had to be featured on the site!
The truck offered here is the result of a meticulous restoration headed by Tim which was executed in the hopes of restoring one of these early trucks to as close to factory specifications as possible. Particularly, this truck is a first year, 1966 example which was produced in the later portion of the 1966 model year. Being later in the model year, this truck was able to receive the ultra desirable 289 V8 from the factory as opposed to the 6 cylinder which came in the vast majority of 1966 Broncos.
Although Broncos have been the subject of heightened interest in the collector car world of late, there is still much that is not understood outside of the various die-hard Bronco circles. For example, 1966 Broncos are particularly difficult to restore to a high level because they featured an unusually high number of parts which are unique only to that model year. With the 67 Bronco came a number of changes which would be prevalent until 1977. In result, finding a Bronco which features all of its correct, original 1966 parts still intact is a rare find indeed.
In addition, it is also extremely unusual (perhaps nearly unheard-of) to see a stock specification Bronco which is restored to the meticulous level of this truck. We have all seen high end builds performed by a number of hot rod shops and customizers, but to see a stocker restored to such an "over the top" level is truly special. A testament to the meticulous nature of this restoration is the fact that Tim Hulick actually restored this truck twice in a row (including two separate paint jobs) because the end product was simply not "up to snuff" when it was completed the first time.
If you are interested in this Bronco, I have a much more detailed description of this rig which can be provided upon inquiry. For now, I will let the photographs of this truck do the majority of the talking and I welcome any questions you might have.
This Bronco is located in Kansas City and is ready for its next owner. If you would like to be that guy please do not hesitate to reach out at this link with inquiries. Additional photographs and detailed description are available upon request.
1966 Shelby GT350
Without a doubt, the primary focus of modern day collecting is on originality. As automobile collecting as a whole develops similarities to art collecting, emphasis has quickly shifted to cars which have been carefully preserved and which present honestly to the hobby.
The car offered here, 6S1536, is a prime example of a well preserved and wonderfully honest 1966 GT350.
6S1536 was delivered new at Ray Hunt Ford in Daytona Beach, Florida to its original owner in a spectacular spec of factory red paint, no stripes, and painted magnum wheels. Plainly stated, one of the cleanest and meanest specs imaginable on one of these cars.
Its first owner, a Navy man, kept meticulous care of the car and retained ownership until 2005. The current condition of the car is a testament to the care given by the 3 individuals who have been lucky to own the car since new.
Today 6S1536 remains in its original paint as well as original interior, underside, trunk, and complete original drivetrain. The car retains all of its appropriate VIN stampings and the Ford VIN and SFM number have been verified with SAAC Registrar Howard Pardee.
Some highlights of the car include:
-Factory red/4 speed/no stripe/painted magnum wheel car
-All original drivetrain
-Original paint with no major touch up detectable
-All original interior with exception of a Hurst shifter which was tastefully installed by the original owner in 1969
-Original chrome and trim in excellent condition
-Original under dash area which has never been touched down to all the original wiring, fire wall pad, and heater components
-Amazing original underside which still clearly displays its factory red oxide paint with overspray as well as factory paint markings, DSO markings, and stripes on the original driveshaft and leaf springs. One of the nicest undersides I have laid eyes on.
-Original trunk featuring original Goodyear Blue Streak spare, original jack, lug nut wrench, and original trunk mat
-99k miles from new with the car showing more akin to a 30k mile car. Forget everything you think you know about a 99k mile Florida car; it simply does not apply here.
All in all, 6S1536 represents an opportunity to acquire a legitimate unrestored 1966 GT350. Honest unrestored cars are rarely, if ever, offered publicly-let alone in a desirable color combined with a 4 speed transmission.
6S1536 is located in Kansas City and is ready for its next owner. If you would like to be that guy please do not hesitate to reach out at this link for additional information or inquiries. Additional photographs including underside photos are available upon inquiry by serious interested parties.
1967 Shelby GT500
On offer here is surely what has to be considered the highest quality 1967 GT500 on the market today. The car on offer here, serial number 2745, was originally ordered in the top notch color combination of Acapulco Blue over black interior and, even better, was originally spec'd with the ultra rare option of factory air conditioning. Only a small number of big block Shelbys were to receive factory air in 1967, and this car is one of them.
This particular car is absolutely fresh out of a restoration performed by one of the nation's most revered shops which saw the car finished to Shelby American Automobile Club Concours standards. Now owned by one of the nation's top authorities on 1967 Shelbys, the car has been sorted from top to bottom with no detail left unaddressed to yield a car which is ready to win a concours gold award with ease at the next SAAC Convention if the next owner so chooses.
The paint, interior, and general workmanship of this car are all utterly and unapologetically spectacular. If you are looking for excuses, shortcuts, or cobbled together messes of any degree- this simply is not the car for you.
With all that said, this car is not simply a pretty face. While the car has been restored to current concours standards, it has also been fully sorted for driving and would make for an unimaginably great driver car, should the next owner choose to put the car on the road. With that in mind, included in the sale is a full set of Shelby ten spoke wheels clad in brand new radial tires with custom Goodyear small letter tire lettering kits so that the next caretaker can enjoy the car on a modern radial tire while still having a correct appearing car!
Overall, what you have here is a car which has been restored by some of the nation's top 1967 Shelby specialists. On top of that, the car is finished in one of the most desirable factory colors offered. #2745 is now ready to be either shown at very top echelon concours venues or enjoyed as intended on the open road.
#2745 is located in Kansas City and is ready for its next owner. If you would like to be that guy please do not hesitate to reach out at this link with inquiries. Additional photographs including underside photos are available upon request.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
CSX4227 was delivered by Shelby American in 2002 as one of very few aluminum bodied CSX4000 cars produced. For reference, Shelby American produces roughly 1 alloy bodied car for every 5-6 fiberglass bodied cars.
It was delivered to one of the most reputable Shelby dealers in the country, Mitch Hughes at S/C Motorsports in Mustang, Oklahoma, who proceeded to build the car to the same high standard which he builds all his cars to. An original, date coded 427 side oiler block was sourced along with aluminum heads from Edelbrock. The motor was dressed correctly to closely mimic the engine compartment of an original CSX3000 car and the motor was topped with a period correct Holley 715. Power is transferred through a 4 speed toploader with a heavy duty clutch to handle the immense torque and horsepower of this very healthy 427.
Adding to the car's intrigue, 4227 was left in bare aluminum with a brushed finish from the factory as the first owner preferred the look of raw alloy to that of a perfectly painted car. With the metal on display, it is easy to enjoy the character and workmanship which goes into the making of each one of these aluminum bodies and you will never have to answer the question of whether the car is alloy or fiberglass.
CSX4227 does have the coveted California SB100 registration.
Overall, the car was built to a high standard from a workmanship perspective and special effort was taken to give the car that “correct” look that everyone wants on their CSX4000 car including a blue painted block with black painted transmission. It is built like a proper 427 S/C should be built. If you are looking for a wild 900hp motor and a 6 speed, you will not find it here. What you will find is an authentically spec'd and built car which is ready to give you all the thrills of the real deal.
CSX4227 has just come from the original owner and only displays 1,967 miles at the date of publish. The car has never been wrecked. and has no bad history. Having just come out of 7 years of storage, the car has been shaken down over its last 150 miles and has performed flawlessly. It has just been fitted with brand new tires. The car has gobs of torque, horsepower, and bad attitude.
As things stand today, Shelby American is charging $160,000 for new aluminum CSX4000 rollers. Clearly, that doesn’t taken into account around $30,000 in drivetrain and miscellaneous parts, the labor which will be incurred to build the car, and the extensive wait period to get one of these cars from the factory. At the end of the day, today’s buyer for a new car will easily have $200,000+ in a finished aluminum bodied car, if they can even get their hands on an alloy roller in the first place.
CSX4227 is a well built and low mileage example which is ready to go tomorrow. The chance to purchase a finished aluminum bodied car is generally not one which comes up often. Those who own alloy bodied cars rarely put them on the market, while you have your choice of 10s of fiberglass bodied examples at any given time. In addition, it is tough to imagine owning a better CSX number than CSX4227.
4227 is ready for its next caretaker. If you would like to be that guy, please do not hesitate to reach out at this link for additional information or inquiries.
1926 Ford Model T Roadster
Currently offered at on eBay at NO RESERVE at THIS LINK!
Original and very honest 1926 Model T Roadster which retains all its original metal.
Rust free and as straight as they come.
Highly detailed interior, paint, and engine compartment.
Mechanically sorted and ready to roll!
1952 Nash Rambler
On offer here is truly one of the most unique and interesting cars which I have had the pleasure of owning.
The Nash Rambler was introduced in 1950 to much acclaim as an aerodynamic and upmarket 2 door convertible which offered brisk performance as well as respectable fuel economy out of its inline 6 motor! Over the years, Nash went on to add different variations to the Rambler line but, without a doubt, the most wonderful of those additions was the introduction of a wagon body style in the form of the 1951 Deliveryman Wagon!
Mainly intended for utilitarian usage by tradesmen, these “bathtub” wagons offered fold down second row seating which made for a versatile and usable automobile. However, one year later, Nash went one step further and introduced the Nash Rambler Greenbrier wagon which featured two tone green exterior paint, upgraded trim in the interior, and a substantially increased price tag for this most luxurious version of the Rambler Wagon!
The car you see here today is one of these wonderful little Greenbrier Wagons! This particular example was the property of a local enthusiast who owned a 1952 Nash Deliveryman Wagon while he attended a local high school. As life goes, he was forced to eventually sell his high school car but he never forgot all the great times that unique little Rambler gave him. Around 10 years ago, he found this 1952 Greenbrier Wagon and decided to embark on a nut and bolt restoration, fueled by his love of his first Nash, to a level not commonly seen on Nash cars.
The end result of that painstaking restoration is this car! Upon purchasing the car, the owner told me that in excess of $45,000 was spent on the restoration. I only found that unbelievable in regards to the fact that I am certain such a high quality restoration couldn’t be done today by a reputable shop for even close to that amount of money. The car features wonderful paint which is barely showing any signs of age along with a totally clean and correct interior which shows “as new”. The engine compartment is fully detailed and features all the correct finishing which you do not commonly see on a car like this. Though clique to say, the underside on this Nash is truly as nice as the top. Overall, this car is a 10 year old restoration which does not really look its age. That is largely due to the fact that the last owner would only drive the car around the block once every two months in order to keep it in outstanding mechanical condition. Overall, this car would be rated as a strong #2 car on a scale from 1-6. With some love and attention, it could easily be a good solid #1 car.
Let’s cut to the chase though, there are three reasons why any lover of Nash, 50s era American cars, or just cars in general, should purchase this car.
#1) It is incredibly unique and, to put it plainly, you just don’t see cars like a Nash restored to this level simply because it costs much more to do one to this level than the car is worth when done. The only smart way to buy them is to get one which someone else has already poured all the money into!
#2) It is an extremely rare car. As you might imagine, the Greenbrier specifically was not a high selling variant of the Rambler Wagon because it was the high end luxury version of a wagon which was intended for utilitarian purposes. Upon consulting a well versed Nash club member and enthusiast, it is claimed that less than 20 examples (he claims 14) exist to this day in all states of restoration or disrepair. Though around 53,000 Ramblers were built in 1952, wagons were only a small % of that total and many were not deemed as worth keeping in past years. In addition, these cars easily rusted away as they had notoriously bad water drainage properties. Most surviving examples of 1951-52 Rambler Wagons are either hot rodded or in project condition. I know of only one other example of a Greenbrier which frequents West Coast concours shows which compares to this example based on condition.
Examples of 1952 Rambler Wagons are, in fact, so rare that sales records of cars are extremely hard to come by. The only comparable example I could find comes from the 2014 Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction where an equally well restored example sold for $35,200. However, that example was not the rarer and more desirable Greenbrier, but a lower specification. Please see the following link for more information: http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archive/Event/Item/1952-NASH-RAMBLER-STATION-WAGON-170052
#3) Simply put, it is just the cutest stinkin’ car on the face of the planet. I specialize in buying and selling Shelby Mustangs, Cobras, and other high performance Ford product and none of those cars get the attention and general response that this one does when I am cruising around the city! It is for that reason that I have kept the car for a few months without even trying to sell it- it really is just too much fun and everyone who sees it just can’t help but smile. Simply put, I couldn’t resist owning this car purely because of how incredibly unique and downright cute it is!
In summary, what you have here is a rare, unique, and utterly adorable car which, unless you have no soul, is impossible not to like!
1966 Shelby GT-350H
This car is 6S825 and it is a factory Sapphire Blue Hertz GT350H, one of roughly 50-55 which were produced in 1966 by Shelby American! All in all, the story of 6S825 is one of great care and preservation. The car was originally delivered to S&C Motors in San Francisco and was rented out of the San Francisco Airport. After being rented, it was sold to a local and stayed in San Francisco until roughly 2009 when the second owner took the car to Washington State. The car was a California car almost its entire life and the benefits of such a life are apparent!
The most amazing attribute of 6S825 is that it retains 100% of its original sheet metal which it left Shelby American with! It has never had any rust and has been lovingly maintained its entire life as opposed to being restored. I am the third owner of the car.
The history of 6S825 is equally as unique as its originality. Unlike today, where GT350Hs are revered by enthusiasts for their history as “Rent a Racers”, GT350Hs used to be seen as “old used rental cars”. Owners of showroom delivered 66 GT350s would look down upon those who bought the used rental Mustangs! For that reason, 6S825s first owner went about accessorizing the car, like so many did, to ensure that the cars ex-rental life was not apparent. In order to accomplish that, he went about adding the white stripes and as many original “over the counter” accessories as he could! They include: original Cobra dual Carter carbs on the small letter Cobra intake, real Shelby wood wheel, original ten spoke wheels, rare AM/FM radio, January 1966 dated bench seat, “day-nite” mirror, an Autolite cigarette lighter/map light, and matching original blue Mustang rubber floor mats in front with complimenting blue knock off MG Mitten mats in the back since Ford didn’t sell rear Mustang floor mats. All of these accessories were available at the time through the Shelby American Accessories catalog in 1966-67. The fact that they are all still present on this car makes it an incredible “day 2” car. Many cars used to be accessorized like this, however, few still exist with similar accessories which makes the car quite unique!
It is worth noting that, if someone wants to go back to "stock" with the car, the over the counter accessories which are on the car are far more expensive than the stock parts which would be needed.
Adding to the uniqueness of 6S825, being a San Francisco Hertz car, is the fact that it features a very rare parking brake warning light underneath the dash! This was a feature which was exclusive to San Francisco Hertz cars, being that they had to park on so many hills, and only roughly 8 cars have been documented as having this parking brake light from the factory! Also rare is the fact that this is a MICO master cylinder car, one of around 200 cars to have that particular master cylinder from new after rental customers complained about the poor low speed braking performance of the Hertz cars.
6S825 has never been restored or disassembled. The benefit of never being taken apart is that the car drives like like a new Shelby would have in 1966! The suspension feels spot on and everything is tight. No squeaks and rattles to speak of. The car accelerates well, shifts through the gears smoothly, and the brakes work very well. The car also runs nice and cool thanks to a brand new 3 core reproduction radiator. It is worth noting, I also have the original WMO 10-65 dated radiator which came out of this car. It has been re-cored and is ready to be reinstalled if the next owner chooses to do so! I have kept the reproduction in the car simply because it is a bigger radiator and cools much better than even a re-cored original. Also included in the car’s spares is an extra, original MICO master cylinder in case the one on the car ever goes bad! This is a rare part to find!
Interior is original from carpet to headliner. Without a doubt, the nicest original interior car which I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Every part of the interior is extremely presentable but has just that right amount of patina which makes you feel good about the car and reminds you of just how original it is. You can tell the car has always been used as it should be, however, has always also been well looked after.
As far as underside, the car still retains its original 9-65 dated Konis on all four corners which is extremely rare. In the 70s-80s, when shocks went bad, it was cheaper to merely buy a new set as opposed to having old shocks rebuilt. Because of that, it is unusual to see such nice, original shocks on a car! Being a CA car, 6S825 also retains its original red oxide floors with factory overspray which have never been restored or messed with! I would be happy to provide pictures of the beautiful unrestored underside of 6S825 to anyone who would like to see them.
Finally, the paint on the car presents itself extremely well. The respray on the car was done, I believe, in the early 80s but shows like a paint job with much less age on it than that! In fact, I just sent the car to the very best paint correction professional in Kansas City, Scott Meyers of Scott Meyers Auto Detailing. He did a wonderful job and, upon inspection, you would very guess the paint was as old as that.
6S825 is not for the guy that needs an absolutely cosmetically perfect car, but it is for the guy who wants a car which has never been screwed with, wrecked, abused, cut up, restored, or even taken a part. 6S825 presents itself extremely well and it has great integrity. The car displays the best bones you can get in one of these old Shelbys and it has served me well over the entire period of my ownership! It is a totally documented car which was in storage for 35 years with its second owner, completely unknown to the club. Hence the reason why the registry entry is pretty much blank. The Shelby VIN tag has never been off it and still has its original black rivets attaching it. All VINS were confirmed with SAAC registrar Howard Pardee by looking under the apron instead of removing the tag. All Ford VINs are present in the locations where they should be.
Again, my thanks for taking a look at 6S825 and please let me know if I can answer any additional questions or provide any additional pictures. For the price, you will be hard pressed to find another car which retains 100% of its original sheet metal and its original drivetrain. The opportunity to purchase a solid and extremely original car like 6S825 is not one which comes around often!
1965 289 Cobra
Chassis Number CSX2506
1965 Shelby American 289 Cobra chassis CSX2506 was invoiced to Carroll Shelby and Lew Spencer’s Hi-Performance Motors on October 30, 1964. The car was picked up at the Shelby American facilities on behalf of Hi-Performance Motors and was sold to the first owner wearing black paint and street trim a short time later. Wasting no time, the first owner painted the car red (because red cars are faster, of course) and took it racing in the Southern California until an accident sidelined the car in 1969.
Following the car’s accident, CSX2506 was taken to the shop of Lance Reventlow where it was re-bodied in fiberglass and further raced. The car then went through the hands of a few notable Shelby collectors before landing at the shop of Bill Murray (Longmont, CO) who executed a stunning restoration on the car to competition specs. In typical Murray fashion, only the best components were utilized in the restoration including, but not limited to, Italian Webers atop an original Cobra intake, original magnesium FIA spec wheels, and GT40 heads. The car was purchased mid-restoration by a well known Shelby enthusiast with the initial intention of taking the car racing. However, it was determined that the car was too nice to race. The car was finished in its original black-over-black color scheme and was put to use as a street car in competition trim.
CSX2506 is now offered for sale out of long term ownership and is ready for its next caretaker.
1964 Shelby King Cobra
The story of King Cobra chassis CM/5/64 begins in the late Summer of 1964 when it was one of four Cooper Monacos ordered by Shelby American for the 1964 season. Upon arriving at Shelby American, the cars were equipped with Colotti gearboxes and weber carbureted race spec 289s pushing a substantial 400 horsepower. CM/5/64 was finished in Shelby’s trademark Guardsman Blue with white racing stripes.
CM/5/64 had the distinction of being Bob Bondurant’s King Cobra. The car’s first outing with Mr. Bondurant was at the Times Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway on October 11, 1964. The car was lettered as #93 and managed a fifth place finish. The car’s second outing as a factory entry came a week later at Laguna Seca for the Pacific Grand Prix on October 18, 1964. The car was lettered as #96 and finished on the podium in the third position.
Following the car’s tenure as factory entry, it was returned to Shelby American where CM/5/64 was used as the test bed for a development program which involved relocating the front and rear shock mounts to allow for more suspension travel. This program, and the King Cobra program as a whole, was interrupted when Shelby American received word that they would be taking over Ford’s GT40 program.
In the early months of 1965, CM/5/64 was sold to Ford Advanced Vehicles of Slough, England where it would become the race car of none other than Roy Salvadori. The enormity of Mr. Salvadori’s racing achievements goes without saying; however, he is most revered in Shelby history for his win at the 1959 Le Mans as co-driver with Carroll Shelby in their iconic Aston Martin DBR1. Upon its arrival in Slough, the car was fitted with a new body which allowed for a different spare tire location in front of the driver. FAV also fitted CM/5/64 with a ZF transaxle. Roy raced the car in the first two races of the year. His first outing was at Silverstone on March 3, 1965 for the Senior Service. Next, the car was raced by Mr. Salvadori at the iconic Goodwood circuit on April 19, 1965 for the Lavant Cup.
Following the car’s stint in Europe, CM/5/64 was returned to Shelby American in late 1965 and was advertised in Shelby American’s famous “Garage Sale”. The car was acquired from the factory by Oscar Kovalevsky along with King Cobra CM/4/64 and the entirety of Shelby American’s remaining stock of Cooper bodies and spare parts. Following Mr. Kovalevsky’s purchase of CM/5/64, the car went through a number of owners. They are as follows:
· March 1966- James Brown of Greensburg, PA
· 1968- Fran Larkin- Mr. Larkin campaigned the car in SCCA National and Regional Races
· 1971- Traded to Mark Scarano of Vestal, New York for a BMW Trans Am car
· 1971- Craig Smith of Robesonia, PA- Mr. Smith campaigned the car in 6 PAIA Hillclimbs in 1971
· 1972- Dick Johnson- Mr. Johnson campaigned the car in the SCCA A Sports Racing class in the Midwest and Southwest Regions
· 1976- Sold to unknown owner
· 1979- Wayne Lyndon of Roseville, CA, chassis purchased out of Southern California
· 1981- Barry Brown- Mr. Brown mistakenly restored the chassis of CM/5/64 as CM/6/64 utilizing a replacement Cooper body supplied by Len Pritchard in England. Upon completion of the restoration, CM/5/64 was campaigned at the 1999 Monterey Historics
· 2001- Larry Bowman of Redwood City, CA- Mr. Bowman further restored the car and shared driving duties with Rob Walton. Mr. Bowman campaigned the car at the 2008 Wine Country Classic
· 2009- Ross Meyer of Boyertown, PA- Mr. Meyers did not race the car
· August 2011- Current Owner- The current owner campaigned the car at Laguna Seca for the 2012 Rolex Monterey Historics along with the Coronado Speed Festival in 2011 (just one week after purchasing the car) and again at Coronado in 2012.
CM/5/64 is currently available for immediate acquisition as one of the most iconic Shelby American factory entries of its time. CM/5/64 offers with it the chance to purchase a car which has been used by the most elite of all 1960s sports car drivers. History aside, CM/5/64 stands today as one of the most original and correct King Cobra chassis in existence. The car has been fastidiously maintained and actively raced over the entirety of its life and has never existed merely as a chassis tag and title, as so many other vintage race cars have.
The description and pictures seen on this page are only a small part of the car’s history. CM/5/64 is one of the most documented King Cobras in existence and a full package of that documentation, including hundreds of pictures and documents spanning the entire life of CM/5/64, is available upon request to serious buyers. The car has also been heavily documented by Chuck Brandt, the King Cobra registrar for the Shelby American Automobile Club. With purchase, the new owner will receive a large quantity of spares along with a list of names and current contact information of every known owner of the car.
CM/5/64 is sold on a bill of sale and is currently in race ready condition for its next owner.
1965 Mustang GT Convertible
Few color combinations are as striking on a vintage Mustang as Raven Black over white. On offer here today is a choice example of a 1965 Mustang GT Convertible which was delivered new in just that combination. This great Mustang came to me from the second owner of the vehicle who had owned it since 1970. During his adolescent years, the second owner worked at Bob Murphy Ford in Morton, Il as a prep boy and assisted the original owner in filling out the order form for this very car. He helped spec the car out perfectly including making the recommendation that the purchaser go with the GT package and without backup lights as he preferred the clean look the car had without them.
That same prep boy, the man who would become the second owner of the car, would later learn to drive in this car as the first owner was his driving instructor. In 1970, the second owner finally purchased the car and began a 44 year stretch of ownership.
The car before you is rare not only for its color combination, but also because it is a documented GT. Though many cars claim to be GTs, few cars other than Metuchen built cars have provenance to back it up. When this car was stripped to bare metal for restoration, grease pencil markings on the front of the radiator support were revealed which clearly read “GT” along with the other various option codes for the car. Pictures of this writing come with the car upon sale as does a picture of this car sitting in front of the second owner's house next to his other car (a 1967 GT500 in lime gold) in which the car is clearly in GT trim. Also with the car is the original Ford Mustang OwnerCard, original Bob Murphy Ford key fob, and original door tag. The second owner opted to use a reproduction door tag during the restoration of the car but wisely set aside the original for safe keeping.
As it sits today, the car is a well restored example of a 1965 Mustang GT convertible. The body and paint were done around 2000 and still show extremely well to this day. During the restoration, the car needed only a slight amount of repair which included floors and lower quarter panels. Otherwise, fenders, doors, hood, and truck are all original to this car. The work on the car was done well, this is not your typical bondo-filled car. The interior was also treated to a freshening with mostly all new components and the convertible top was replaced. In fact, the top has been kept up since it was installed (other than the pictures taken for this listing) so as to prevent wrinkling.
Under the hood, you will find a clean and correct engine compartment which is detailed to a high enough standard to impress near any Mustang enthusiast. The car drives extremely well and, frankly, is the perfect car for Spring-time cruising. If you are looking for the perfect car for the coming Spring, you have just found it. Not only is the example offered here displayed in one of the very best color combinations, but it also has the rare distinction of being a legitimate factory GT car. This example is priced well in the marketplace and will certainly not be available for long. Please call or email for additional pictures and details.
1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1
In the last 5 years, few cars have gained momentum in the marketplace like the Sunbeam Tiger. Known over the years as the “poor man’s Cobra”, Tigers have now garnered the appreciation which they were always deserving of as a fine sports car with no shortage of performance.
On offer here is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the very earliest Sunbeam Tigers, B9470045LRXFE. The 45th Mk1 by chassis number, this car was originally spec’d as a Mk1, which preceded the MK1a. Among the many differences in the cars, MK1s had leaded in body seems along with a folding hard cover for the convertible top. The MK1a had unleaded body seems and a more conventional cover. Mk1 Tigers also featured a shorter Cobra style gear lever as opposed to the longer Mk1a gear lever. Also of note, this MK1 is one of a very scarce number of early Tigers which received a black vinyl dash in favor of the more common burled walnut dash which was featured on the vast majority of Mk1, Mk1a, and MkII tigers. Over the years many of the original “black dash” cars have been incorrectly changed to walnut dashes making this Tiger an even rarer proposition.
Of course, as happens with many cars which find themselves gaining value at above normal rates, the market has become flooded in the last few years by Tigers that are long on asking prices and short on quality. The car offered here is one which has survived the test of time extremely well. The car’s body shows no apparent signs of previous modification or rust.
Originally delivered the color code 19 of “Moonstone” (an off shade of white), this Tiger is finished in an attractive re-spray of Carnival Red over a black interior with the correct, and seldom seen, smooth upholstery. This car also features its original hardtop which is finished as well as the body. #45 has also benefitted from a host of period correct, original “LAT” options. These LAT options include the hood, 600cfm Holley carburetor, valve covers, intake manifold, chrome thermostat housing, posi traction, and traction bars. The car is powered by a period 5 bolt 289 block which is externally indistinguishable from, and far more desirable than, the original 260 that Mk1s utilized. The 5 bolt in this Tiger was built with the finest internal components and leaves absolutely nothing to be desired in regards to performance. The car runs just as a Sunbeam Tiger was originally intended to run. Power is transferred through the original Dana 44 rear end with a 3.50 ratio. The car has been upgraded further with a Moto Lita wheel and Panasport wheels. The restored, original steering wheel for the car is included in the sale.
Overall, the Tiger presented here gives the next owner the benefit of owning an early Mk1 Tiger of which there are few offered on the market at any time. This example, specifically, comes out of long term ownership of a noted Shelby enthusiast. The car presented here has all the desirable traits of the very earliest cars, including the shorter Cobra style shifter and the more aesthetically appealing hard convertible top cover and leaded-in body seams. This Tiger can be used as a formidable show car but also would provide a great car for touring events as it is built with the best and most desirable components. One of the most pleasurable cars to drive and a quality example of the Sunbeam Tiger. We will certainly be sad to see this one go.
1966 Shelby G.T.350H
Over the course of the muscle car era, few stories have intrigued collectors like that of the 1966 Shelby GT350H Mustangs. Rented to members of the Hertz Sports Car Club, these cars could be had for $17 a day and 17 cents a mile so long as the club member passed a simple driving test. That driving test consisted of a casual cruise around the block of the Hertz location.
6S1497 is one of those iconic “Rent-a-Racers”. 6S1497 was sent to Carroll Shelby’s personal dealership, Hi-Performance Motors, March 23, 1966 for installation of an AM radio. It was then shipped to Larsen Ford Inc. in White Plains, NY for dealer prep prior to delivery to Hertz in NY, NY on April 20, 1966. Hertz was invoiced $3547 plus $105.55 for Chrome Magnum wheels, $45.45 for installation of the radio, $20 in pre-delivery charges, and $102.75 for freight making a total of $3820.75.
After the car’s time in the rental fleet, it was sent to Berry Motors in Paramus, NJ on August 31, 1967 for resale. Berry Motors installed a mirror, replaced the left door lock and glove box, and gave the car a tune up before selling the car to the original owner.
From there, the car passed through a number of notable Shelby collectors before it landed in the hands of Daryl Peck who commissioned Cobra Automotive to build a bespoke drivetrain for this car. Cobra Automotive built a 289 with all the best components and mated the motor to a beefy toploader 4 speed, making a car which is an absolute blast to drive. To vouch for the quality of this car’s drive train, included in this sale is a packet of receipts from Cobra Automotive for over $40,000 in work on the drivetrain alone. Only the best components were used in the assembly of the car and, if you are having a motor built for a vintage Shelby, there is no better shop than Cobra Automotive. Their expertise is revered throughout the hobby. The car starts on the key every time, idles smooth, runs cool, sounds incredible, and shifts through the gears just as it should. Mechanically, this car is 100% ready to go.
Without a doubt, however, 6S1497 is good for more than simply the “go”. The car features a show quality paint job which has no major flaws. In fact, although the pictures are quite well done, they cannot do this car’s paint justice. It can only be fully appreciated in the flesh. I have done absolutely no buffing or paint touch up to this car because it simply does not need anything. The car also features a well detailed, correct, and clean interior. Carroll Shelby has signed the dash and all interior surfaces display extremely well. The engine compartment is also very clean and is well detailed for correctness. While not a concours car, 6S1497 will easily fare well at a casual show, cruise in, or regional Mustang show without any improvements. The car's engine compartment has just recently been updated for correctness by myself and noted SAAC Concours Judge Bob Gaines. Although the car is built to drive, it possesses enough quality detailing work and concours correct parts to satisfy most any hardcore Shelby enthusiast. Cosmetically this car is “all there” and gives the next owner the chance to purchase a car which is, both, very fun to drive and also quite correct in appearance.
6S1497 is being offered at a very reasonable price. You could either purchase a continuation CSX4000 series Cobra or you could purchase this car and be in an original car that is capable of running with that newer Cobra. The high level of finishes and detailing combined with the stout nature of this car’s power train make it a car worthy of consideration from any enthusiast looking to add a GT350H to his collection.
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
With its iconic styling, the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS stands as one of the most recognized American car designs of all time. This example is among the finest available and is beautifully finished in black over ginger.
This car was acquired as a totally rust free car and was restored off the frame to perfection. During the restoration, nothing was left untouched. The motor and transmission were both rebuilt to a high standard at the time of restoration. The car also features completely rebuilt brakes, suspension, master cylinder, and a brand new wiring harness. The restoration was done some 8-10 years ago, yet it still shows extremely well today.
The car is an original SS and is powered by the venerable 350 horsepower 327ci motor. All 350 ponies are transferred through the factory automatic transmission, making it an ideal car for enjoyable cruising.
This is a car for the collector who does not wish to compromise drive-ability and reliability in the search for a high level cosmetic restoration. This car displays a level of fit and finish far beyond that of even a great 64 Impala, yet it is also a car which has been gone through completely from a mechanical perspective. It is a car which requires nothing to be a treasured addition to your collection.
1966 Shelby GT350 Continuation Convertible
During the dawn of the 1980s, Carroll Shelby found himself sitting on the sidelines as the cars which he created started to surge in price year after year. With the lack of adequate performance cars coming out of Detroit, the creations of Shelby American were, for the first time, beginning to gather serious value. This was largely due to their rarity and performance attributes which simply could not be attained in the showrooms of the 1980s.
Never one to miss out on an opportunity, Carroll wanted to get back into the car business. The only question was, which car would he build? The answer came in the form of a car which was one of Carroll’s favorites during the golden years of Shelby American. In 1966, Shelby American produced only four GT350 convertibles. Shelby American produced one in each color of red, blue, yellow, and green. Carroll enjoyed driving the red convertible as his company car for some time until, upon his return from a business trip in Europe, he found that his car had been sold. As per company policy, company cars were sold after 6 months of use and Carroll Shelby’s own car was no exception to that rule.
All those years later, the memory of the red convertible had stuck with Carroll and 1966 GT350 convertibles would be the car which he most desired to build and own. Carroll quickly contracted J. Orion Bunk of Beverly Hills Mustang to build a special run of twelve cars which would bring the Shelby name back into the automotive world. Carroll specified in the contract that he and his three children would each receive one of the convertibles, leaving just 8 for the general public. Carroll even assigned Al Dowd (Shelby American’s Director of Competition during the 1960s) to manage the project on Carroll’s behalf. Although in the spirit of the four original cars, the twelve planned continuations would be given a number of additional features. These included a top of the line stereo system, roll bar, and pony interior with a console. The cars would even be supplied with NOS HiPo 289s which Carroll had managed to turn up in a Ford Motor Company warehouse in Detroit. Each car would also be test driven and inspected by Carroll himself (as noted on a dash plaque displayed in each car) and would be personally delivered to their original owners at Beverly Hills Mustang by the man himself.
Overall, the cars were met with rave reviews from the automotive press and Carroll’s convertible appeared on the cover of a number of different magazines.
As it stands today, all four of the convertibles which were originally given to members of the Shelby family are still, and will presumably always be, under family ownership. This leaves a total of 8 cars which are available to collectors around the world. The example seen here is 6S2385 and it has been under the ownership of a well-known Shelby enthusiast for a number of years.
During the initial build of these cars at Beverly Hills Mustang, less than admirable workmanship was employed. It has been reported by some original owners who restored their cars that as much as 100 pounds of bondo were found in those cars. Because of the poor quality of the initial builds of these cars, many of these continuation convertibles appear today as they did when they were first built. 6S2385, on the other hand, has benefitted from the ownership of a SAAC concours judge who has no shortage of ability to restore cars to concours level. This car has been finished with the utmost attention to detail and a vast number of NOS parts were used in the construction of the car. Furthermore, while many original parts and correct details were implemented into 6S2385, the car still retains the features which make the twelve continuation convertibles so special and distinguish them from the four GT350 convertibles which were built in 1966. The car displays a level of quality far beyond what could have been dreamed of when the cars were originally built. As it sits today, 6S2385 is one of just a few of these continuation convertibles which is finished to a high level.
6S2385 stands as one of the finest examples in existence and is ready for immediate acquisition. Due to rarity, the opportunity to own one of these convertibles is one which almost never comes along. In addition, this particular car is, perhaps, the best example in existence.
1957 Ford Thunderbird
On offered here is a beautiful 1957 Ford Thunderbird which is finished in an incredibly rare and beautiful shade of factory gunmetal metallic. As documented by the factory build sheet, the car was a factory gunmetal metallic car and was purchased originally by a doctor in Monterrey, California. It stayed in the same original ownership until being purchased by its second and current owner.
The current owner bought the car after calling the first owner to inquire about the car's current condition. Upon recieving the call, the orignal owner of the car remarked that he could not get close to the car that day because the frame was out being waxed. When asked if he was confusing the frame with the body, the original owner clarified that the frame itself was powder coated and went in for waxing once a year. The current owner purchased the car because of the extreme level of detail and finish which the car displayed. The car has been restored to a high level and is as nice on the bottom side as it is on the top.
The car is a documented 2 owner car which is equipped with the venerable 312ci 245hp V8. Power is transferred through a Ford-O-Matic transmission. The car is trimmed with its factory two tone black/white interior and features a town and country radio, power windows, power brakes, and the iconic porthole hardtop finished in a matching gunmetal metallic.
If you are looking for a car which has been restored a high level but is also fully sorted for worry free driving, this car is ready for your consideration.
1958 Chevrolet Impala
This 1958 Chevrolet Impala is being offered out of the long term ownership of a Kansas City, KS collector. The car in question is beautifully finished in its original color of Silver Blue over a freshly restored two tone blue cloth interior. The car is powered by a strong 283ci fed by a 4 barrel setup. That power is transferred through an automatic transmission.
During the restoration of this car, nothing was left untouched. The car was a total frame off restoration in which every major system of the car was rebuilt and restored to perfection. The motor, transmission, and suspension were fully rebuilt along with the brakes. More importantly, the restoration was done on an extremely solid California car.
The car currently sits on new tires and is ready to be driven and shown to the next owner's content. The finishes on the car are done to an extremely high level and the entire car shows as new in every respect. On offer here is a fully done and sorted car which needs nothing to be enjoyed
The only way to buy a mid to late 50s "chrome era" car is to buy it already finished. This is an excellent chance to get into a top quality car without the hassle of restoration or the trials of fine tuning. This is a turn key machine which is ready for endless miles of enjoyment.
1931 Ford Model A Pickup
The 1931 Model A seen before you was purchased new in the Ozark hills of Missouri and passed through the hands of numerous owners who lived in that town until it was recently purchased. This little truck was originally purchased by a small grocery story and was used as their delivery vehicle, only seeing lite duty. The condition and originality of the body attest to its lite usage.
Upon acquisition, the only thing that needed correcting was a paint job that had become thin over the years. The car was painted attractively in two tone maroon and black and the interior of the car was fully redone while still retaining much of the car's original patina. The car is not a perfect show car but is instead a very well restored car which still possesses much of the classic patina which it has accumulated over the years.
The truck is accessorized with a side mounted spare along with the iconic Henry Ford Quail hood ornament. The paint is done to a high level and was just recently correctly pin-striped by Bob Bond. Bob was George Barris' pin-striper in the mid 80s and his skill is evident on this truck. The the truck is perfect mechanically, having just been fully gone through.
If you are looking for a no excuses Ford Model A, you have certainly found it here. This truck will show well but will also drive without any concern at all. It is reliable as an anvil and needs no sorting before being enjoyed by its next owner.
1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
No doubt, at any given time the market features a healthy variety of Model As. Rarely, however, does an example as well restored and sorted as this come up for sale. The car seen before you is a 1929 version in the desirable Roadster Pickup configuration which is finished in an attractive two tone dark green and black over tan interior.
This iconic "six wheel" is no older restoration. The restoration on this truck was done to a high level within the last 5 years and has held up fantastically since then. Both the level of workmanship and the level of authenticity are superb.
The finishes currently displayed on the truck are "as new" both inside and out and the paint is as nice as any Model A we have ever seen. All components of the truck are in "as new" condition from the soft top to the tires.
Mechanically the truck is as sound as anyone could expect it to be. The truck runs and drives as it should and the motor is strong. All systems of the car were recently gone through to ensure that the next owner can enjoy many years of showing and many miles of driving without hassle.
The truck currently features dual side mounts, directional blinkers, a custom trunk, and a 12V conversion for reliable driving. Included in the sale is also a set of brand new side curtains.
All in all, if you are looking for a show quality Model A in a desirable configuration, you have just found the car for you. This is surely among the best Model As currently offered on the market and will satisfy even the most discerning collector.
1969 Mustang Mach 1
9R02R122654 was ordered on Halloween of 1968 and was optioned as what could only be termed as one of the meanest spec’d Cobra Jets to roll out of the San Jose production facility. The car was ordered in black over black with the legendary “R-Code” 428 Cobra Jet and a 4 speed close ratio transmission. The car came equipped with an N case 3.50 rear axle, factory power front disc brakes, and factory power steering. The car sported no spoiler or slats, giving it extremely clean lines.
The first owner used the car as his every day driver for some time and casually raced the car on the weekends, though he never performed extensive modifications to the car. The car came to the previous owner in the 1998 and he executed a high quality restoration on an approximately 50,000 original mile car. The car now shows 58,000 original miles.
Prior to restoration, the car was an almost entirely rust free car and only needed the replacement of one quarter panel which was done using an NOS Ford full quarter. Otherwise, the car retains the entirety of its original sheet metal. The restoration was undertaken by one of the Cobra Jet community’s most well-known body and paint men.
Today the car retains 100% of its original floors and neither the floors nor the torque boxes have ever seen rust. The car has held up extremely well since its restoration 15 years ago and the paint still shows as if it was done 2-3 years ago.
The chance to purchase a “Double-R” Mustang as well equipped and as well preserved as 9R02R122654 does not come along often.