1964 Shelby Mustang GT350.CR - 1964.5 for Sale

 
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Used 1964 Shelby Mustang GT350.CR - 1964.5
Blue with Orange Stripes Color
Black/Blue Seats

4-Speed Automatic Transmission
302 V8 Motor
Stock # 170156
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VIN: 5R07U103517

$475,000
 
Blue with Orange Stripes 1964 Shelby Mustang GT350.CR - 1964.5 with Black/Blue seats
 
1964 ½ GT350.CR Shelby Mustang Prototype for sale in Draper, UT 84020 History This one-of-a-kind Mustang is a prototype built for Carroll Shelby by Sir Jon Wilhelm. His company, Wilhelm Motor Works, was a Shelby licensee, empowered to build GT 350CR (Convertible Retractable) vehicles, among others. This vehicle was designed by Wilhelm Motor Works, while a Shelby licensee. Shelby revoked the license before this vehicle was completed. Work on it was halted during a period of lawsuits, and it was completed recently, subsequent to the duration of the Shelby license. For this reason, it has Wilhelm Motor Works markings and is called a “CR350”. Carroll Shelby told Jon Wilhelm that his favorite color combinations were blue and orange, as depicted on the GT 40 Gulf racer. This CR350 has updated colors from House of Kolor (TruBlue and Tangelo). Executives from Shelby examined this vehicle but did not decide to continue the Retractable program. This fine vehicle is the Mustang Club of America (MCA) Grand National Champion (modified, trailered division, aka show car division). It was displayed at SEMA in Las Vegas as a featured vehicle. It wins at every car show that it is shown. No expense has been spared on this prototype vehicle. It has the best products available for Mustangs. The engine is a tricked out 302 V8 with special products to give it plenty of power while still keeping it manageable. It has an AOD transmission and posi-traction to its rear wheels. It has an SSBS 4-wheel disc brake system that is radical and efficient. Virtually everything under the hood is not only new but top of the line. Most parts are polished aluminum, and the headers are JBA titanium shorties. This car received a complete rotisserie restoration, with every bolt, wire and part being replaced or completely refurbished. The vintage metal hood has been altered to look like a vintage Shelby from the side, but the scoop is active and resting on the engine, providing a true shaker effect. This shaker hood is the first known example of this unique combination. The blue and black interior is completely custom, featuring the Wilhelm ambigram logo (can be read in either direction). The dashboard has been shaved to display the beautiful bones of the metal dash underneath the typical 1964 1/2 padding. All instruments are new, as is the modern air conditioning system from Old Air Products. The seats are re-created from the original frames, but the bucket front seats have modern bolsters and headrests. The carbon fibre, rear decklid was custom built for this prototype to reflect the Shelby influence of the 67/68 rear spoiler. Two additional inches were needed in trunk space height to conceal the retractable top. Those two inches were concealed nicely within the spoiler, and the look is very much Shelby. Other design cues went into the carbon fiber top to produce a look that more closely resembles the feel of a convertible top. All hardware is billet aluminum and handmade. The material used on the covering of the top is similar to what is found on a higher end BMW. The top is operated manually, but the lightweight carbon fiber make its manipulation quite manageable by most adults. The retractable system was originally designed by Ben Smith, a Ford engineer who had successfully introduced the 1957 through 1959 Skyliner. Ford commissioned him to build one Mustang retractable. It was completed and subsequently rejected by Ford. Sir Jon Wilhelm is credited for approaching Shelby in the early 2000s to suggest that he might consider re-entering the Ford market with Shelby products (at the time, he was building Oldsmobile’s, calling them the Series 1). Shelby was not interested in working with Ford, but gave Wilhelm the worldwide rights to the Shelby Mustang. Wilhelm brought the Eleanor to market first, calling it the GT 500E (for Eleanor). The success of that venture made the market for 67 and 68 Fastbacks go through the roof. Less desirable Coupes remained plentiful (about 5 times more in quantity), and they were relatively cheap. Wilhelm proposed building retractables and convertibles and renewed his license with Shelby in 2005 to build, among other models, the GT 350CR. This 1964 1/2 prototype is the first car built as a convertible retractable with the Shelby appointments and styling cues. This fine car has vintage California plates and has only been licensed in California. It has been jigged and trued to near perfection by The Restomod Shop in Stockton, California. Final assembly and alterations were made at Showcase Rods and Customs in Salt Lake City. This vehicle is part of Sir Jon Wilhelm’s personal collection. It has very few miles on it since it was made into a prototype vehicle. A portion of the proceeds of this sale will go to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation. May he rest in peace. Features Modified 302 V8 with mild cam and modified heads Approximately 350 HP Custom heads, aluminum components, racing oil pan Custom and active shaker hood scoop Fuel technologies 650 cfm carburetor Ringbrothers hood hinges with custom fender bolts Metric AOD transmission, modified for higher HP 8-inch Curry limited slip rear axle Custom black and carbon fiber blue interior with embedded logo Center console Wood grained steering wheel Power rack and pinion Shaved metal custom dashboard Modern stereo that fits vintage hole in dash Custom Retro belt seatbelts TCI Outlaw shifter Anti-noise and heat shields and insulation Ford logo floor mats Old Air air conditioning system Custom retractable top conversion Aluminum billet attachment hardware, custom built Reversed trunk lid with custom Shelby spoiler Custom hinges and hardware to support rear deck lid Upholstered trunk compartment Halogen tri-bar headlamps Ground effects Metal front hood with Shaker hole Frenched gills in front grill area Shaved side scoops Shelby front air dam, modified for front bumper House of Color Tru Blue and Tangelo paint 17 coats of paint, including white pearl Custom Lemans Stripes with added center stripe for retractables Side badging stripes for G.T.350CR designation Custom gas filler cap 3-point direction LED rear taillights 18-inch American Racing Torque Thrust 2 rims with Goodyear Z-rated tires, spinners 4-wheel disc brakes, oversized from SSBS Full rotisserie restoration Please call (402) 502-8385 for more information. ATTENTION BUYERS *Caveat Emptor* Please Remember to Inspect Vehicle Prior To Purchase!
 
 
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