1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Coupe / SFM 5S205 Vehicle Information

1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 photograph

1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 photograph

1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 photograph

1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 photograph

1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 photograph

1965 Shelby Mustang  GT3501965 Shelby Mustang  GT3501965 Shelby Mustang  GT3501965 Shelby Mustang  GT3501965 Shelby Mustang  GT350
Sold for $401,000 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
Shelby American built 562 examples of the GT350s in 1965. Beginning with the 'K-Code' Mustang fastback, Carroll Shelby and his team transformed and upgraded the car, adding suspension upgrades, improved safety equipment, and modifications to the engine resulting in an increase of approximately 35 horsepower over the standard 'Hi-Po' 289 V-8.

This particular example was received by Shelby American on March 20th of 1965 and work began on the car on April 29th of 1965 and concluded on May 7th. The driveshaft was defective upon arrival at Shelby American, and nearly a month after collection the transmission was determined to have a defective shift fork. Shelby installed a new transmission, and Ford was invoiced $146. After the Shelby Mustang was completed, it was used by the factory for public relations purposes, including demonstrations.

After its promotional duties were finished, the GT350 was shipped to Hi-Performance Motors in Los Angeles, California, on September 17th of 1965. The dealership was invoiced $3,192.30. The GT350 has spent most of its existence in California. In 1971 it was acquired by Don Burke of Northridge who campaigned it in Solo I and autocross events. In 1980 it was purchased by Stephen Connor of Simi Valley, California. Mr. Connor used the car at track events at Willow Springs, Riverside, Ontario, and Laguna Seca over the ensuing decade. It received a restoration in 1991 by New Life Shelby & Mustangs and after completion, won second place in the concours held at the SAAC-17 in Portland in July 1992.

In October of 2015 the car was offered for sale through Hemmings and purchased by the current caretaker in early 2016. During the past few years it has resided in Florida.

The GT350 currently wears the traditional Wimbledon White with Blue Le Mans stripes color scheme and features a driver's-side Talbot mirror and Shelby Cragar wheels wrapped in Goodyear 'blue dot' tires. Power is from a K-code 289 cubic-inch V8 backed by a four-speed manual transmission. The battery has been relocated to the trunk, and power disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop. The interior is equipped with bucket seats, three-inch lap belts, and the original fiberglass package tray that carries a covered full-size spare. There is a radio, Shelby tachometer, oil pressure pod, rubber Shelby floor mats, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2020


2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $375,000-USD $425,000 
Sale Price :
USD $401,000

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype
Chassis#: SFM5R002
Sold for USD$3,850,000
  2020 Mecum : Indy
1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  
1965 Shelby GT350 Paxton Prototype
Chassis#: SFM 5S425
Sold for USD$880,000
  2020 Mecum : Indy
1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM 5S205
Sold for USD$401,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  
1965 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 TRIBUTE
Chassis#: 5F07C663394
Sold for USD$9,000
  2019 Coys - Syon Park, London
 
1965 SHELBY GT350SR CUSTOM FASTBACK
Chassis#: 5R09C147792
Sold for USD$106,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM 5S089
Sold for USD$417,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback
Chassis#: SFM5S148
Sold for USD$121,000
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM 5S363
Sold for USD$357,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1965 FORD GT350 SR CUSTOM FASTBACK
Chassis#: 5R09C164875
Sold for USD$85,800
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1965 SHELBY REPLICA
Sold for USD$32,550
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM 5S053
Sold for USD$379,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM5S421
Sold for USD$379,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM5S482
Sold for USD$363,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Texas Classic Auction
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM5S482
Sold for USD$352,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale
 
1965 Shelby GT350 #47 Fastback
Sold for USD$341,000
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1965 SHELBY GT350
Chassis#: SFM5S199
Sold for USD$324,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Tribute
Chassis#: 5R09C230559
Sold for USD$45,538
  2017 Historics at Brooklands - Mercedes-Benz World
 
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM5S111
Sold for USD$330,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  
1965 Shelby GT350
Chassis#: SFM 5S490
Sold for USD$451,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  1965 Shelby Mustang  GT350 image  
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback
Chassis#: SFM5S391
Sold for USD$385,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 2020 Mecum : Dallas$350,000  
1965 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 TRIBUTE5F07C6633942020 Coys at Olympia $17,000$22,000
1965 Mustang Shelby GT 350SFM 5S 0702020 Artcurial : Retromobile $200,000$250,000
1965 Shelby GT350 FastbackSFM5S4412020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $350,000$450,000
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$85,000  
1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Fastback Tribute5F09T6408792019 Historics at Brooklands MercedesBenz World $24,000$28,000
1965 FORD MUSTANG – GT350H TRIBUTEC5AE-6015E (Date 5D9)2019 Coys Blenheim Palace $20,000$25,000
1965 Shelby GT350 FastbackSFM5S0692019 Mecum : Indianpolis$450,000  
1965 Shelby GT350 #47 Coupe 2019 Russo & Steele : Amelia Island $375,000$425,000
1965 Ford GT350 SR Fastback 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 2017 Mecum : Portland$450,000  
1965 Shelby GT350 FastbackSFM5S1152016 Mecum : Monterey$200,000  
1965 Shelby GT 350 Fastback 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$300,000  
1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback 2016 Mecum Indianapolis $350,000$450,000
1965 Shelby GT350SFM 5S3422016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$275,000$325,000$375,000
1965 Shelby GT 350 Tribute Fastback 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$35,000  
1965 Shelby GT350 FastbackSFM5S1992015 Mecum : Monterey$310,000$350,000$450,000
1965 Ford Shelby GT350 Hertz Replica 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$38,000  
1965 Ford Shelby GT350 Hertz Replica 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$38,500  
1965 Ford Mustang GT350 Clone 2014 Leake Auction : Dallas$23,000  
1965 SHELBY GT350CR PROTOTYPE5R07U1035172014 Mecum Monterey$130,000  
1965 Ford Shelby GT350SR Fastback 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$80,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 462/475 HP, 4-Speed 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$37,500  
1965 Ford Shelby GT350SR Fastback 40th Anniversary 427 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$140,000$200,000$250,000
1965 Ford Mustang GT350H Replica 289/300 HP, 5-Speed5F09C2924962013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013   
1965 Ford Shelby GT350 Replica5F09C6606602013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013$41,000  
1965 Ford Shelby GT350CR Prototype5F09C6365822013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$140,000$160,000$185,000
1965 Ford Shelby Cobra Replica 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$35,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 4000 Series 2013 Auctions America Spring Carlisle$85,000  
1965 Ford Shelby CobraCSX40922013 GPK Auction Atlantic City$86,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 281

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5r100
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5S048

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5S051
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5S272

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5S307
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5S558

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S247
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: S&M 55079

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 5029
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 5S089

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 5S205
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 5S425

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 5S431
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 5S490

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5010
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5019

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5R002
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5R103

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S003
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S034

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S041
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S057

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S059
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S075

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S111
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S134

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S419
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S430

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM5S492
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S031

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S2363
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang  GT350
1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S508

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350-R
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 65089
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 65219

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S1181

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S1190
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S1215

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S166
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S179

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S2374
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350-R
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6S254

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 1507
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM 6S051

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM1159

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM65011
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM651971

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S021
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S031

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S063
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S068

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1091
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1104

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1123
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1220

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1226
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1514

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S1532
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S169

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S2192
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S2192

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S222
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S2314

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S251
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S315

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S342
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S564

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S644
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S648

Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350-R
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S747
Chassis information for the Shelby Mustang GT350
1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: SFM6S928

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

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