1965 Shelby GT350
5S284 has now been bought and sold twice! One of my all time favorite 65s!
If you are in the market for a high integrity example of a 1965 GT350, please do not hesitate to reach out at this link to see what I can do for you. I buy and represent many cars which never see the public market. If you are merely following this website, you are missing out on most of what I have to offer.
1965 Ford Mustang K Code
This car was easily one of the most original and honest Mustangs I have ever owned. The car was an early 1965 K Code Mustang which displayed many of the features commonly observed in "1964.5" Mustangs!
This car was purchased out of Trenton, New Jersey where the car was purchased new and lived all of its life. The car was remarkably original with fantastic sheetmetal along with all the parts which are commonly missing from K Code Mustangs after generally being robbed for parts by Shelby Mustang guys!
Tough to find such a great Kar!
This car was sold on BringATrailer.com and now resides in Arizona with an owner who sees to it that the Kar gets regularly exercised!
Link to the auction here.
If you happen to be in the market for a great K Code Mustang like this car, 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!
Chassis Number 5026
A high integrity example which was one of the earliest 65 Shelbys produced at Shelby American's Carter Street facility in Venice.
This ultra desirable "2 digit" car came out of long term West Coast ownership.
A premium example of the most desireable year of Shelby Mustang.
1966 Ford Bronco
During the first 3 years of Bronco production, Ford produced a model called the U13 which featured no doors and no top from the factory. These trucks were produced as the most economical and sporty of the three variants and they were meant to compete with the CJ Jeeps of the day!
Well, after producing only 5000 examples from 66 to 68, Ford discontinued the model- making the U13 Bronco the rarest body style offered.
Today, it is rumored that less than 500 examples of these U13s exist with even fewer existing in nice condition!
This particular truck came to me from Michigan and is a factory Rangoon Red 66 Roadster. The truck was a total ball of fun to have around!
It now resides in Massachusetts where it is used routinely by its lady owner to take her son to baseball practice. How cool is that?! Coolest mom ever, if you ask me..
Chassis Number 5S045
Another example of a premium quality, "2 digit" 65 GT350.
This one came out of the 25 year ownership of one enthusiast and was the first 65 I ever had the pleasure of owning!
A well preserved example which was previously owned by Steve Yates and retained all of its original sheet metal.
1966 GT350 "Drag Unit"
Chassis Number 6S018
One of four produced by Shelby American Inc.
I liberated this car from its Fontana, California garage where it was stored for almost 35 years.
6S018 is one of 4 factory produced "Drag Units".
Although not original paint, the car retained 100% of its original sheetmetal and substantially all of its original interior. The car was full of features which make these seldom understood drag cars unique in the Shelby world.
It was an honor to find and purchase such a historic and rare machine.
Chassis Number 5S520
Perhaps the finest unrestored example in existence.
Miraculously preserved and owned by some of the hobby's most well respected collectors and enthusiasts.
A completely irreplaceable car.
Chassis Number 5S2XX
A great "garage find" 65 Shelby out of the Chicago area which was stored for nearly 40 years! Some of those spent in the bubble you see pictured!
Another high integrity example of a 65 GT350!
Chassis Number 5S558
An immaculately restored GT350 which came third in class at Pebble Beach in the honorary GT350 class behind 5R002 and 5S003. Restored to SAAC Division 2 specifications and successfully shown in SAAC concours.
Out of the collection of noted Indy Car driver and owner Bobby Rahal. Off to Scotland it goes!
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.
Chassis Number 6S1XX
A wonderful "carryover" 66 GT350 which came out of long term ownership on the East Coast.
Absolutely killer example of an ultra desirable Carryover 66!
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 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.
1960 Devin D
Chassis Number DD5-1
One of only 49 Devin Ds constructed by the famed Bill Devin as turn key automobiles featuring a factory built tubular frame. Not a kit car as many Devins were.
Porsche/VW powered and weighing in at just over 1100 pounds, Devin Ds proved formidable competitors on the race track.
Too unusual and rare for me to let it sit any longer in the Kansas City area garage where it sat for 30 years!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.