Cars

Automotive| Gearing Up For Auction Is Ken Miles' Race-Winning 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

Ken Miles' 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Heads To Auction

Ken Miles' 1965 Shelby GT350R Competition Model 5R002 First-Ever Mustang Raced Winner First Place Classic American Muscle Car Mecum Auctions V8 'Ford v. Ferrari' "Flying Mustang" Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic John Atzbach Collection

The original 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R owned by Ken Miles (the race car driver) is making it’s way to Mecum‘s 33rd Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis.

Ken Miles’ success with the GT350R was recently depicted in the film Ford v. Ferrari, which ultimately saw Miles take the classic American muscle car to victory, claiming first place with Shelby‘s first-ever competitive motorsports entry. This particular model is memorable for its airborne photo-finish, but also because the code 5R002 Mustang served as Shelby American’s factory engineering mule — in turn helping the manufacturer develop 34 customer R-spec models.

It was raced by Miles at the Green Valley Raceway in 1965, equipped with a 289-cubic-inch V8 making 306 BHP and 329 lb-ft of torque back in its heyday. Mecum Auctions expects this super-rare collectible to potentially fetch a lot of money, following the recent records of a 1967 Shelby Super Snake that sold for $2.2m USD and the Bullitt Mustang that sold for $3.74m USD.

Find out more about the model as well as how to bid for it on Mecum Auction’s website.

Take A Look At The Ken Miles-Raced 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Below!

Ken Miles' 1965 Shelby GT350R Competition Model 5R002 First-Ever Mustang Raced Winner First Place Classic American Muscle Car Mecum Auctions V8 'Ford v. Ferrari' "Flying Mustang" Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic John Atzbach Collection
Ken Miles' 1965 Shelby GT350R Competition Model 5R002 First-Ever Mustang Raced Winner First Place Classic American Muscle Car Mecum Auctions V8 'Ford v. Ferrari' "Flying Mustang" Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic John Atzbach CollectionKen Miles' 1965 Shelby GT350R Competition Model 5R002 First-Ever Mustang Raced Winner First Place Classic American Muscle Car Mecum Auctions V8 'Ford v. Ferrari' "Flying Mustang" Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic John Atzbach Collection

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: