Several Shelbys Going to Auction in May

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If you just have to have a Shelby in your garage, you have options. You can wait to get your hands on one of the new models or bid on one of the old-school cars next month.

Five Shelbys from the 1960s will be crossing the block at Dana Mecum’s 28th Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds May 12-17. Two of them are Cobras, another two are GT350s, and the fifth is a (supercharged) GT350H.


The descriptions for them are chock-full of details. For instance, the Silver/Red 1965 289 Cobra Roadster failed to find a buyer back in the day, so it was returned to Shelby American by its first dealer. In 1967, Shelby’s own Hi-Performance Motors in El Segundo, California sold it to another dealer.

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The 6,970-mile 1966 GT350, which could go for as much as $400,000, is unrestored and features its factory Ivy Green paint and Black interior.

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“According to the Shelby Registry, [the 1966 GT350H] … has the earliest serial number of any GT350H with known whereabouts.”

By reading about the various Shelbys that will be up for sale, you’ll learn a lot about the company’s history, including the problems it experienced with trunk-mounted batteries, 16-inch steering wheels, and racing brakes.

Give all five of the Shelbys a look in the following mini gallery. You can find out more about each car by clicking the Mecum link below.

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via [Mecum]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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