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Prototype Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R sold for record $3.85 million

Prototype Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R bought for file $3.85 million

It’s Miles past McQueen!

A 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R once driven by Ken Miles of “Ford v Ferrari” fame was sold at the Mecum Auctions function in Indianapolis for a report $3.85 million.

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 GT350R features a 289 cubic-inch engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

The GT350R functions a 289 cubic-inch engine and 4-pace handbook transmission.
(Mecum)

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.

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Neither of the profitable bidders has still determined them selves.

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