One of just 789 examples ever built, this 1970 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be up for grabs for anyone interested during a Mecum auction where it’s estimated to fetch between 80 and 100k.
American muscle has always had a short address: Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, etc. And the original pony car actually got its first serious performance upgrade the very same year it was introduced. Yes, it’s the legendary Carroll Shelby – and one of his work’s examples is the introduction of the most potent Mustang at the time in 1970. The 1970 Shelby GT350 Fastback was the last of his kind because of the stricter environmental laws – so just 789 units were made for the 1970 model year. That ‘last-of-its-kind’ detail – the new VIN numbers were allotted under the supervision of the FBI make it a highly desirable piece for collectors.
Among the last ever produced, this rare unit is coming up for auction between November 2 and 5 during the 2016 Mecum Dallas – complete with the original factory invoice, Shelby order forms, buck tag, and Marti Report, among others. The exterior is finished in Wimbledon White with black and grey side striping and a Black Deluxe Shelby leather interior with red carpeting and wood accents. There are period correct 15×7-inch Shelby Mag wheels and a pair of hood stripes exclusive to the 1970 model year. The engine was fully restored and was hooked to a four-speed Toploader transmission.