OK - I spoke to the owner today, and here are the details. (I assume that this is as advertised, a genuine Shelby)
- good body and fiberglass. No collision damage. Small rust in lower front corners of doors. Some rust on one torque box. Good floors. Color: red with gold accent stripes.
-black interior, complete in good condition. Dash is brittle. Still there are Shelby rollbar & inertia belts, and Shelby console and accent badges.
- original alum. & steel mag wheels
- a non-a/c car, but does have power vent option (I'm told that's rare - I dunno)
-Koni shocks all around. Suspension in good, unrebuilt condition.
- 9" rear with 3.25 gears.
- 4 speed toploader transmission.
The car has been sidelined for about 6 months after it started backfiring through the carb. Changing plugs and wires did not help. I suspect a bad timing chain or bad valve(s).
Again, the owner is asking $18,500. Restored I'm told the value should be over $30,000.
I'm still working to get my fastback finished, but this seems like a good deal. It would be a stretch but possible. I don't know as much about the later Shelbys, so if you can give some advice or guidance please do. I think I'm interested as a fun resto for resale. It has to be an easier task than the rusty and incomplete mustang I'm working to fix. (but the GT is my dream car and I'll keep it).
Is this Shelby something I should pursue? Price guidance? Pitfalls to watch for?? Thanks for any help! Dickson
1965 GT fastback
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