1965 Shelby GT-350 Mustang
Finished in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue Stripes
Here for your consideration is #378 of the first run of the 1965 GT350
This car is fully documented in the registry and has been with the same owner for nearly 20 years. Documented as 5S378 in the registry, this ’65 Mustang arrived at Shelby American on May 12, 1965. Work began a few weeks later and was completed on June 9, 1965. Harr Motor Co. ordered #378 on July 8 and received it 4 days later. The invoice stated $3547 base price for the GT350, Cragar wheels (+$214), and freight totaling $3864.90. The very first original owner in the public is unknown but did register it in Massachusetts. It was traded back to Harr and purchased by Rick Ringgard of Auburn, MA on November 21, 1967. In the summer of 1968, #378 was on a trailer when the tow vehicle was involved in an accident. 5S378 suffered some front end damage from that incident, and upon repair was painted in red with white stripes to match the owner's inclination at the time.
Over the next 35 years, it would exchange a few hands and ultimately land in Colorado with 56,565 miles in 2002 with its current owner, and avid collector and aficionado of all things Shelby. 5S378 now presents in its original color scheme.
It is a numbers matching, original engine and transmission, authentic GT350. Number 378 wears its original color scheme today in correct Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes and rocker panel stripes. The conversion back to original was accomplished by a well known Shelby specialist who was in the Denver area, and is of high quality. Common on these is the slight misalignment in the fiberglass hood. The side pipes exiting just in front of the Cragar wheels round out the originality.Inside, your first glance is to the autographed glove box just to the right of the oversized tachometer. No tears or excessive wear can be seen on the seats. The original Shelby steering wheel is still intact. The missing driver side window trim is not installed but is included with the sale. The original plaid trunk liner is still intact.
With the current auction prices at the high profile events around the country exceeding $400,00 this car represents a tremendous value and significant investment opportunity
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