Due to a heart defect, Carroll Shelby retired from racing in the late 1950's. One of his greatest racing accomplishments was winning the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1958 in an Aston martin. After his departure from racing he used his reputation to form the Carol Shelby High Performance Driving School. Later, he worked out a deal with Ford to place potent V8 engines into British cars. The result was the Shelby Cobra and Daytona. The Cobra cars would go on to win the GT class at LeMans, a testament to their capabilities. When Ford introduced their Mustang in 1964, Shelby was there to make it even better. His formula included larger engines into small, lightweight vehicles and the Mustang was an excellent candidate. The Shelby GT350 was introduced in 1965 with the GT500 following a year later.
This 1967 Shelby GT350 finished in green with black interior was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction held on Hilton Head Island. It was expected to sell between $150,000-$175,000. It is a one owner car with chassis number 2169. It is equipped with matching numbers 289 Hi-Performance V8 and a four-speed Holly gearbox. It has undergone a restoration since new and only 120 miles have been put on the car since that restoration. It is all original except the battery. At the conclusion of the auction, the lot was sold for $132,000.