Trio of Shelbys at Monterey

RM Auctions offers rare Fords in California

Eric Kaminsky - August 05, 2014 10:51 AM


The second to last 427 Cobra with 1,819 original miles will be offered on August 15.

Photo: Patrick Ernzen (Copyright 2014), courtesy of RM Auctions

This 1965 GT40 roadstre prototype was the first of six built.

Photo: Patrick Ernzen (Copyright 2014), courtesy of RM Auctions

This Mustang was one of two GT350 Paxton prototypes. It will be offered on Friday, August 15.

Photo: Kyle Burt (Copyright 2014), courtesy of RM Auctions

Once owned by Carroll Shleby, this 1966 GT350H was part of the fleet sold to Hertz.

Photo: Teddy Pieper (Copyright 2014), courtesy of RM Auctions

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A trio of Shelbys, plus a Ford GT40 roadster prototype, will be among the highlights of RM Auctions’ Monterey, California, sale August 15-16.

The event will take place at the Portola Hotel & Spa near Fisherman’s Wharf, and preceeds the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Up for sale on Friday, August 15 are:


1966 Shelby 427 Cobra (Lot 129)

This car is the second to last 427 Cobra produced (chassis number CSX 3359, billed to Shelby American on December 14, 1966), and shows only 1,819 original miles. Pre-auction estimates are $1.4 to $1.8 million. With a documented history since new by the SAAC Registry, it is powered by the 427ci, 410hp Ford V-8 with a single four-barrel carb, and features a four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. 

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1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype (Lot 134)

The first of six GT40 roadsters built, and the eighth of 12 GT40 prototypes, it is the only roadster that has survived in its original form. Pre-auction estimates are $8 to $10 million. Carrying chassis number GT/108. It is powered by a 380hp, 289ciV-8 with four Weber carburetors; has a four-speed manual transmission; four-wheel independent suspension; and four-wheel disc brakes. Built for Shelby American as a test and development vehicle, it saw track time at Riverside and Watkins Glen, and was the subject of a road test written by Jerry Tutus of Sports Car Graphic in August 1965. It was an award winner at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours. There will be no Internet bidding on this car.

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1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Paxton Prototype (Lot 149)

With a pre-auction estimate of $475,000 to $675,000, this car is one of two 1965 Paxton supercharged prototypes. Bearing chassis number SFM 5S425, it has factory-installed Shelby-Cragar mag wheels; its original 443hp, 289ci V-8 with four-speed manual transmission; and comes with SAAC-documented ownership history. It was used as a factory demonstrator.

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Offered on Saturday, August 16, will be:


1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 H (Lot 202)

Offered at no reserve (with pre-auction estimates of $150,000 to $200,000), this car was personally owned by the late Carroll Shelby. The GT350H was available to weekend racers through select Hertz rental car locations. Most of the 1,000 GT350H were finished in the distinctive black and gold paint scheme, like this one, which bears serial number 1822 and was delivered new to Hertz in Chicago, Illinois, with a total invoice price of $3,757.25. According to the SAAC Shelby Registry, it featured a radio and chrome Magnum wheels. It has been restored to original, and features a 306hp, 289ci V-8 with C-6 three-speed automatic; four-barrel carburetor; independent front suspension with coil springs; live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs; and front disc and rear hydraulic drum brakes.

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