The value was the best at any time compensated for a Mustang, besting the $3.74 million that the lengthy-misplaced 1968 Mustang highlighted in the Steve McQueen film “Bullitt” went for in January.
The Shelby was the prototype for the famed GT350R line of competitors vehicles and also the to start with to get a race. Ken Miles and fellow growth driver Chuck Cantwell reportedly place around 50,000 miles on it in tests, even though the likes of Bob Bondurant and Ken Titus also expended time powering the wheel.
The automobile was 1st marketed to a personal owner in 1970 for $3,500 and adjusted arms quite a few periods until it was purchased by mentioned motor vehicle collector John Atzbach, who experienced it totally restored and has received several “Best in Show” awards with it considering the fact that.
The profitable bid for the car or truck was $3.5 million, compared to $3.4 million for the “Bullitt” Mustang, with taxes and expenses growing all those to the closing quantities paid.
Neither of the winning bidders has nevertheless determined on their own.