1965 Shelby GT350 Attracts A Whopping $445k At Auction

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A 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang pulled in a whopping $445,500 when it sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction last week – almost half-a-million dollars, despite never having belonged to a sultan or a famous racing driver.

That said, it is a pristine-looking example, painted white with a black interior. According to Barrett-Jackson, it has no missing or altered components from its original build state, and it underwent a thorough restoration in the late 1990s to bring it back to “like-new” condition. What’s more, at some point during its ownership history, one owner managed to secure a Paxton supercharger conversion kit from Shelby American – a rare, vintage unit made just for the Shelby GT350 and 289 Cobra – which is currently installed.

Now, $445k may seem like an ungodly sum to pay for a vintage Amerian car, and it sort of is. But according to Hagerty, the average value for a 1965 Shelby GT350 is currently around $350k, while councours-quality examples can fetch up to $500k or so. We’d certainly put this car more toward the latter end of the spectrum.

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For more photos and info, check out this 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang’s original listing at Barrett-Jackson.com.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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