Barnfind leads astonishing collection of Scottsdale Shelbys

| 29 Dec 2011

Five Shelbys are set to go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale, Arizona sale from 15-22 January, including a low-mileage barnfind 1965 GT350 fastback.

Coming in the year that Shelby American celebrates its 50th anniversary, the sale is expected to generate a lot of interest. The '65 fastback was owned from new for 44 years by its first owner before being sold in 2009. It has matching numbers engine and drivetrain with just 44,000 miles, plus original paint and interior. 

Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis said: "These barnfinds become increasingly rare. We are honoured to present this tremendous Shelby and many others. These vehicles represent a defining time for an American Legend, and proudly, a man we call a friend."

"The 2012 50th anniversary celebration will be an exciting year for the Shelby brand," added John Luft, president of Shelby American. "We’re proud to team up with Barrett-Jackson once again to celebrate this historic milestone in automotive history. We will pull the silk back on the new limited edition Shelby 50th Anniversary vehicles for enthusiasts to see right here at Barrett-Jackson."

Other Shelbys to cross the dais will include a newly restores '66 GT350H complete with Hertz Magnum 500 wheels with period correct Goodyear Blue Streak tyres. 

From 1967 there is  chassis 2545, a Shelby GT350 Fastback featuring a Dark Moss Green exterior and black interior. The car was very highly optioned new with air conditioning, Magstars and California emissions.

Coming out of the Ron Pratte Collection is a 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible, one of only 153 428 four-speed Shelby GT500 convertibles built in 1968.

A '69 Shelby GT500 – one of only 1534 1969/1970 GT500 Fastbacks and used as a DST show car, as well as a Goodyear photo car – will also be sold.