The Official SAAC Forum
July 25, 2017, 09:32:31 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Login Register Search New Photo Gallery Calendar Contact Chat  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: 5s490 at Monterey  (Read 411 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
iamcanadian
Sr. Member
****
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 359



« on: July 02, 2017, 07:24:45 PM »

Another '65 at Monterey, this one at RM Sothebys. Described as an unrestored original car.

http://www.rmsothebys.com/mo17/monterey/lots/1965-shelby-gt350/1703637

1965 Shelby GT350

Chassis no. SFM 5S490
 

•A Shelby American company car and Western dealer demonstrator
•Remarkable original, unrestored condition, including original drivetrain
•Filled with amazing preserved details
•Formerly part of several noted private Shelby collections
•The ideal GT350 for the connoisseur of original muscle


Completed by Shelby American on 29 June 1965, this GT350 was assigned as a company car to Jack Khoury. It was subsequently shipped through Shelby’s famed Hi-Performance Motors of El Segundo, California, to Kansas City dealer Broadway Motors as their demonstrator, then to the Horn-Williams Motor Company of Dallas, reportedly for the same use and now equipped with a radio.

The car was subsequently purchased by its first private owner, an Army officer, then passed to Harry M. Strawser Jr., of Arkansas, and in 1969 to Ray Kitten. The car has a “#13” decal in the rear window, reportedly from an exhibit at the New York World’s Fair of 1964, where the Army officer purportedly bought the car. After known further Arkansas history, the car was purchased in 1991 by Bob Gaines, returning it to Kansas City.

Len Perham of Saratoga, California, was the GT350’s next owner, passing it in 2006 to Shelby historian Colin Comer, in whose ownership it won the Chairman’s Award in Division 3 Concours at SAAC-31 in Virginia that same year. It was then sold to Howard Cox of Southlake, Texas, then passed in 2008 to Chad Odom, before joining its current owner’s noted Shelby collection, having been sourced by his good friend, Carroll Shelby.

The car remains remarkably original, including at least 80 percent of its factory Wimbledon White paint, with a spectacular patina, on all of the original undamaged sheet metal. The original Shelby “confidential number” on the right front fender well is among the clearest that has been seen, and appears elsewhere throughout the car, with all numbered components matching. Even the original hood is in remarkable condition. Further, the car retains its original engine and properly date-coded T10 aluminum transmission, as well as the original master cylinder, valve covers, intake manifold, carburetor, fan, and radiator. Correct tires are mounted on the 15-inch Cragar wheels. The seats were reupholstered some years ago, and the rear package tray is a reproduction, as are the oil pressure gauge and line.

Otherwise this Shelby is much as it left the factory, with originality that is, if not unparalleled, almost impossible to match, down to the Shelby decal on a rear quarter panel and the Detroit Locker installation sticker inside the trunk lid. It is among the most pure GT350s on the market today, and an ideal car for the Shelby enthusiast who knows originality when he sees it.

Logged

65 GT350
Bob Gaines
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 14210


« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 07:39:09 PM »

Another '65 at Monterey, this one at RM Sothebys. Described as an unrestored original car.

http://www.rmsothebys.com/mo17/monterey/lots/1965-shelby-gt350/1703637

1965 Shelby GT350

Chassis no. SFM 5S490
 


Pretty much. I saw it for the first time in a few years at the convention A few things changed from when i had it.Good ole car.

Logged

Shelby Car Enthusiast, Collector, Shelby Concours Judge
Illinicane
Hero Member
*****
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1262


'65 GT350, '68 GT500


« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 07:52:35 PM »

is this still something that is done at SAAC?

Len Perham of Saratoga, California, was the GT350’s next owner, passing it in 2006 to Shelby historian Colin Comer, in whose ownership it won the Chairman’s Award in Division 3 Concours at SAAC-31 in Virginia that same year. It was then sold to Howard Cox of Southlake, Texas, then passed in 2008 to Chad Odom, before joining its current owner’s noted Shelby collection, having been sourced by his good friend, Carroll Shelby.

 Chug a Lug




Logged

Proud owner of two Shelby's.
Proud member of SAAC.
Proud contributor of Windy City SAAC Region
csx289
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 177


Email
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 08:04:59 AM »

I agree with Mr. Gaines it is a good old car. However, some liberties were taken with the description. As an aside when I bought the car from Len (sight unseen) I soon learned it had been stored outside his garage under a tree for a long period of time waiting for a garage to be built or something! Took a week to get all of the sap off the paint and mold/ decomposed leaves out of the cowl, door jambs, etc. I was told by the broker that it had a jammed starter or something- of course turned out to be the motor was seized tight, somehow water got into it. Had to hammer a piston out of it- #6 I think. I recall it took .040" to clean all the holes up. Anyway, I had fun getting the car back to life and bombing around in it for a couple of years, including that trip to SAAC at VIR.

From memory hood and tops of fenders were painted, driver's door, had some rust at bottom of one or both rear quarters. And Bob I think the Shelby decal on the tail panel was a later addition based on the style of the logo? I remember that sticker was the subject of much debate.

Like Bob I saw 490 for the first time in about a decade at SAAC-42. Good to see it hadn't been sitting under a tree again  Grin

Colin

Logged
iamcanadian
Sr. Member
****
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 359



« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 11:10:34 AM »

Wow, thanks for the insights. It does look like a really nice car and, yes, as is often the case nowadays, some liberties are being taken by the marketing folks. If you look closely at the photos there is some "patina" along the front of the hood and also the front fascia below the bumper - hence the "80% original paint" claim. All in all a nice example and I wouldn't be surprised to see it get bid up to a high number.

Logged

65 GT350
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Site Customized by DragonFly Designs StatsPowered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!