Shelby was a fan of Trans-Am, Ford were fane of Trans-Am and because of this, they both got along great. Shelby was building cars for Trans-Am classes in 1966 and he continued for more than a couple of years. We found a car for sale that was raced a ton in the Trans-Am world and is actually the first of a couple dozen such cars that Shelby built to compete in the series in 1967. While tis 1967 Mustang did not have some illustrious and race winning career, it was a work horse and perhaps most notably got Alan Moffat a full time and professional driving job.
The car had a pretty busy career racing multiple events for a few seasons in a row at places like Daytona and Sebring before the trail seems to go cold in about 1972. Offered with what is listed as a 347ci engine we’re sure this thing has had more than a couple of small blocks pass between its frame rails over the years. The car does have a four speed in it and we’re left to wonder if that is the original transmission. It couple be. Ford Toploaders are indestructible.
The car’s history, previous ownership, and race record have all been verified. All that being said, $550,000 is a LOT and we mean a LOT of money. For a car that did not exactly set the world on fire with race wins and hero performances that seems like a bunch. The cool thing is that the claims have been verified and you are getting a piece of racing history.