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Stirling Moss-Owned Shelby GT350 Up for Auction on August 17

Car was converted to R specs, and Moss raced it

 
 
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Moss bought the car after it had been converted to R specification

Last year, a FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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250 GTO250 GTOFerrari 250 GTOItaly, 1962 > 19646 photos
ordered by Stirling Moss but never driven by him sold for $35 million to become the most expensive car of all time. On August 17, a ShelbyShelbyShelbyUnited States of America, 1965 > present7 models
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GT350Shelby Mustang GT350Ford Shelby Mustang GT350United States of America, 1965 > present20 photos
converted to R specification that was owned and raced by Moss will go on sale at Mecum Auctions Monterey sale. Will the Moss connection boost this car’s sale price too?

The only thing holding the car back might be that Moss is not the car’s original owner. He bought the 1965 Shelby GT350 in 1993 and used it until 1999. It was originally sold in San Antonio, Texas, in 1966 as a model left over from the year before, it and was the one of 252 1965 GT350s  left over for 1966. In total, 562 1965 GT350s were made.

The 1965 GT350 is considered the most desirable of the Shelby Mustangs. It was the first year that Shelby built the cars, and they were the smallest and lightest cars made. Power came from a 4.7-liter (289 cubic inch) V8 with 306hp and four-speed manual transmission. Other modifications included front disc brakes, a heavy-duty rear suspension and removal of the rear seats. The R specification stripped out the interior and added a higher flow carburetor and better engine cooling.

Moss raced the car in nine times in events including the Targa Tasmania and other historic races in the US and Europe. The car has changed hands three times since Moss owned it.

Mecum Auctions has not given any estimate on what it thinks the car will sell for. Authentic GT350R cars routinely sell for around $1 million.

Stirling Moss' Ferrari 250 GTO Sells for $35 million

Source: Mecum Auctions

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ShelbyShelby
Mustang Gen.1Mustang Gen.1
GT350GT350
Engine
V 8
Displacement
305 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
525 hp
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
$ 63.990
annual ownership cost
$ 868

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