I made a trip to Iowa with a good client to perform an inspection on the fantastic 1965 Shelby GT350. The car was part of a collection that was ultimately purchased by my client almost in whole. The car turned out to be an outstanding example or an earlier GT350, with the battery rear mounted. This car has an excellent body, which was finished to a very high standard. I made a second trip to Iowa to perform a more detailed inspection of the car and performed a documented appraisal and authentication of the car. This car turned out to be quite a car, with all the right and original pieces, all in great condition. My client, Classic Rewind Motor Co., placed the car for sale, and to no surprise, interest for a car of this quality was very high. A buyer from France was the one to step up to the plate, and made a deal on this fantastic example. At the time of the sale, the transaction price was at the top of the market, however, if the car was placed into the marketplace today, the car would easily top it’s prior sale price. The market on early Shelby cars has been good overall, but few cars retain the quality, parts, and history, that is needed to achieve record prices.
Only 562 1965 Shelby GT350’s were built, all in Wimbledon White, most with Blue Stripes. The 1965 cars were the most crude and performance specific of the Shelby cars. The Magnesium centered Cragar wheels, side exhaust, tach, Blue Dot GoodYear tires, and no rear seats are just a few of the features specific to the 1965 cars. Take a look at some of the great details on this piece of Shelby history.
I preform Car Appraisals and Pre Purchase Inspections on all types of special interest vehicles throughout the United States with our regular service area being Florida, and the Southeastern United States. I travel extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. If you are considering the purchase of a special interest car, contact me to inspect the vehicle for you. Our inspections can be performed in most cases within 48 hours. Contact us today at 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs or use our online Pre Purchase Inspection Request Form.