Autosport International Sale 2019

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1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 Competition replica

Lot No.: 339

Registration: EGF 564B
Chassis Number: 5FO9A279505
Engine Number: 63AJ2504J416
Number of cylinders: 8
Sold for (£): 51,750

 

 

  • FIA competition specification 'Shelby Replica' professionally prepared to the highest standard
  • Seam welded, dipped and fitted with a fully welded-in roll cage by Custom Cages
  • Purchased in 2015, Raced over the last three seasons in the Masters Gentlemen Drivers Series 
  • Over the last 3 years, the car has been prepared by Chris Ginn. New gearbox in 2016. Rebuilt Steve Warrier engine in 2017
  • The FIA Historic Technical Passport ( Class GTS12, Period 1962-65) has just expired so will require renewing for 2019

 

The original Ford Mustang was exactly the right car at the right time and this 'sports car for the masses' sold a million in less than two years.  Available as a Notchback Coupe, Convertible or, from 1965, as a Fastback Coupe, the array of trim and engine options meant that there was a 'Stang' to satisfy everyone, although it was in its powerful V8 form that this 'Pony Car' was most fulfilling. The Fastback Coupe is an effortlessly cool shape and is the Mustang profile that people default to in their mind's eye particularly in the White and Blue Shelby colours.

The car presented here is a left-hand drive 1965 Mustang Fastback (Code:63A), from the first year of manufacture making it one of the very earliest of the 'new-shape' cars. From its VIN number, we can establish that it is a two-door Fastback, that was built in Dearborn, Michigan during 1965 and was initially fitted with a 289 4V 'Premium Fuel' engine.

Superbly presented in Wimbledon White and Guardsman Blue, this FIA competition specification 'Shelby Replica' was professionally prepared to the highest standards by GT Services of Earlswood, Solihull and painted in Shelby racing colours by specialists Normandale Refinishing of Daventry. During the initial build, the bodyshell was seam welded, dipped and fitted with a fully welded-in roll cage by Custom Cages. The 4.7-litre V8 engine was brand new when prepared by Steve Curl for the 2011 season, producing a reliable and usable 430-plus horsepower, and was rebuilt by him in early 2014. During 2013, the front suspension was rebuilt and set up by John Freeman and the front end of the body was re-sprayed to tidy up a few 'battle scars' by TW Brotherton of Blockley. The differential was fully overhauled by Hauser Racing in early 2014.

Having been purchased in 2015, this well-known car has been raced over the last three seasons by our vendor in the Masters Gentlemen Drivers Series and ran well at the Spa 6 hours and at the Silverstone Classic in 2018/16. When first built, it was first raced by Howard Redhouse and subsequently by Nick Whale, enjoying considerable success including winning the Pre-65 Class in 2012 on the Tour Brittania, Class wins at the Silverstone Classic from 2010 - 2013, the Spa 6 Hours, and at Portimao. Well-respected exponents like Steve Curl and John Freeman had an input in making the Mustang as competitive as possible. Over the last 3 years, the car has been prepared by Chris Ginn and fitted with a new gearbox in 2016 and a rebuilt Steve Warrier engine in 2017. We understand that the car has only logged about 15 hours running time during each of the last two years.

The FIA Historic Technical Passport ( Class GTS12, Period 1962-65) has just expired so will require renewing for 2019 when this reliable and great fun to drive iconic Mustang affords its new owner the opportunity to compete in many of Europe's most prestigious motorsport events. Offered with a very realistic guide, allowing for the renewal of its HTP papers, and with a UK V5.