The price was the highest at any time paid for a Mustang, besting the $3.74 million that the extensive-misplaced 1968 Mustang showcased in the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” went for in January.
The Shelby was the prototype for the famed GT350R line of level of competition cars and trucks and also the initial to get a race. Ken Miles and fellow improvement driver Chuck Cantwell reportedly place more than 50,000 miles on it in testing, while the likes of Bob Bondurant and Ken Titus also invested time behind the wheel.
The vehicle was very first marketed to a personal owner in 1970 for $3,500 and altered hands quite a few times until finally it was bought by mentioned car or truck collector John Atzbach, who had it absolutely restored and has gained various “Best in Show” awards with it since.
The winning bid for the auto was $3.5 million, in contrast to $3.4 million for the “Bullitt” Mustang, with taxes and costs growing those people to the remaining quantities paid out.
Neither of the profitable bidders has still determined them selves.