Wimbledon White w/Black interior, 289/306+hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
Every Shelby is rare and special. And every Shelby has its own unique and interesting story. This one is no exception. Originally sold to Mel Burns Ford, this particular car arrived at the dealership with two other identical Shelby’s. Two of the cars were to be converted into Super Snakes. Because two of the Shelby’s were sequential SN’s; the car presented here; #5S254 and 5S253, it was decided that the third, out of sequence SN would be converted!
There were initially supposed to be two Super Snakes, but scheduling conflicts prevented the other from being built. SN 5S254 was eventually sold to its first official owner, a gentleman who raced it independently on occasion until a blown head gasket sidelined the car in ’81. It was then stored away for the next 6 years until it was discovered by Shelby expert Len Kanatsky who remembered the car from new! He promptly purchased it and stored the car from ’87 until ’12 when he sold it to a celebrity client who put into the capable hands of Shelby restorer Marc Greeley who was tasked with bringing it back to its former glory. Marc then proceeded with a painstaking, no expense spared, 8 year, nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. The car came out about as close to perfection as you could imagine. We’ve got extensive docs, including invoices from Shelby and Mel Burns Ford, tech data, service receipts dating back to ’69 and more! A ’65 Shelby GT350 does not come up for sale very often. One as beautiful and correct as this one, even less so!