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1967 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500
Estimate: €100,000 - €130,000
Registration Number: Czech Republic Registered
Chassis Number: 67402F2A01323
This is perhaps the most documented, unique and collectable Ford Mustang existing today. With known history and ownership dating back to its original order at the Ford dealership in California on 15th November 1966, to its release on 16th January 1967 and the build date of 31st January 1967. This GT500 is registered in the “Shelby World Registry 1997” on pages 653 and 727 and “SAAC Shelby Registry 2011” on pages 827 and 983. The production sheet for the #01323 was marked “Pica Rivera inventory”. Chassis #01323 was sold on 13th October 1967 by Holiday Ford to its first owner, Patrick D. Carle from Mountain View, California. Patrick drove the Shelby as a “normal” car until 1974, when he decided to transform chassis #01323 into a competition car, so he got a racing license for the B/P- Class (B-Production). As a GT500, he would have to drive in the Trans AM class, but the rivalry was too great there.
The 428 PI engine was replaced by a 289, the roll cage modified, a reinforcement welded on the frame, a new racing exhaust pipe mounted, etc. In the end the car was an official GT350 prepared for racing. Patrick stored all the disassembled parts, all of which were reused for the later renovation, with the exception of the engine, gearbox, spring suspension and differential gear stick.
After all the necessary transformations, the license from SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) was granted. The original blue colour was changed to orange. Patrick registered his “GT350 #01323” at SCCA driving school in Sears Point in March 1974. The Shelby received a logbook with identification number 33-704. The logbook shows more records and it accompanied the Shelby through its entire racing career. The races were held in 1974, 1975 and 1976 at Sears Point and Laguna Seca. Unfortunately, four pages are missing from the original logbook, so it's impossible to specify when the last race was held. The SCCA logbook shows two black and white photos from 1974.
Patrick sold the “GT350” and all parts to Jerry Lecatsas, who had lent him the Cougar for the SCCA in 1974 and also sponsored him. Jerry, who also lived in Hayward, was (and still is) a Mustang/Shelby enthusiast. His Shelby experience goes back to the sixties. The car subsequently passed hands a few hands before being purchased by the cars current vendor on the 19th September 2005.
The odometer shows 74,000 miles, which is believed to be accurate. The car was painted with the original color “Nightmist Blue” in 1991, and carries a charming original patina. Chassis #01323 is said to start and run perfectly. As for the engine, the differential from 1975 with a gear ratio of 4.79:1 is changed to the original with the gear ratio of 3.50:1.
This Shelby GT500 has its own, interesting story to be told, granting a mystical past and character. According to the contemporary state of knowledge, the GT500 is the only one to have a SCCA logbook. It also oozes a certain charm, 4-speed top loader, centre lights and an incredible colour, which makes any admirer's heart beat faster, wherever it is seen.
Dieser einzigartige Ford Mustang ist der wohl meist dokumentierte den es heute noch gibt. Mit seiner planmäßigen Produktion vom 31. Januar 1967, wurde dieser GT500 registriert und findet sich in der “Shelby World Registry 1997” auf den Seiten 653 und 727, und in der “SAAC Shelby Registry 2011” auf den Seiten 827 und 983 wieder. Der Produktionsbogen für Nr. 01323 wurde mit “Pica Rivera Bestand” gekennzeichnet. Verkauft wurde der Wagen am 13. Oktober 1967 von Holiday Ford an Herrn Patrick D., seinem ersten Eigentümer.
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