Sitting amid the Project Hell
cars is a very pricey "R" code '65 Shelby Mustang — a 1965 Shelby GT 350 R Mustang for $875,000 to be specific. The car's been placed on the block by the folks at Auto Europe
, a high-end auto sales company in Metro Detroit. While we've no clue if the car, one of only 35 produced and "1 of 25 in the World!" with "Full Race Gear!" (see, even has the prerequisite keyword spam
), is actually the most expensive Craigslisted car ever, it's certainly the most expensive listing we've ever seen. Hit the jump for the full description on this R-arity.
Car #530 one of only 35 Produced (1 of 25 still remaining). These "R" code GT 350's were unique in that they represented the first time an American auto manufacturer offered a strictly-for-racing model that was SCCA B/Production compliant. This vehicle was shipped to Lima Peru on 7/29/66 and raced extensively on the South American circuit. It was the South American Champion in it's class and the Peruvian National Champion in the late 60's. Brought back to the US in 1984, I have a copy of the original Shelby American Invoice Referring to SFM 5R530 as a 1966 GT 350 Race dated June 28, 1966. PLEASE NOTE: According to the Illustrated Shelby Buyers Guide by Lamm & Nicaise 1992 page 60 - "That last batch incidentally is often referred to as the 1966 R-models; they were assembled after regular 1965 GT350 production had shut down" "They were given serial numbers , though, and titled as 1965 models." # 5R530 is one of these vehicles.[Auto Europe via Craigslist ]