Barrett-Jackson will honor one of the world’s greatest automotive icons, Carroll Shelby, this January when 14 Shelby automobiles that helped define the career of the late designer, racer and entrepreneurial legend are auctioned at No Reserve on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Currently, 14 Shelbys are consigned for the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction, ranging from a stellar 1965 GT350 previously owned by Ford, to a 2012 GT500 50th Anniversary Super Snake. In addition, the rarest Shelby Mustang in existence, “The Green Hornet,” will cross the auction block.
“As a lifelong friend of Barrett-Jackson, Carroll Shelby was a regular on the Scottsdale auction block, making this a fitting tribute,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “These Shelbys represent much more than just an addition to someone’s collection. They are a piece of Carroll’s legacy.”
From creating the world-renowned Shelby Cobra and Shelby Mustang to shifting the emphasis of the entire automotive industry from power to a more high-performance approach, Shelby remains one of the most influential automotive figures of all time. Collectors from across the globe are waiting for these vehicles to cross the block.
The following vehicles will cross the block at No Reserve:
• 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback- This original, unrestored, well documented, low mileage vehicle is one of the lowest mileage Shelbys in existence. Powered by a 428cid V8 with a 4-speed transmission and complete documentation. Previously displayed at the Shelby Headquarters in Las Vegas and was one of 20 vehicles invited to the Shelby tribute at the Quail in Monterey during the 2011 event.
• 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback- Highly documented and highly detailed with correct numbers and codes. Verified by Howard Pardee, SAAC Registrar for 1965/1966 GT350s and fully documented in the 2010 Shelby American Registry. Previously owned by Ford Motor Company and used in their Performance Heritage Tour. This is a unique piece of Shelby history.
• 2012 Shelby GT500 50th Anniversary Super Snake- The first of two prototype 50th Anniversary GT500 Super Snakes, this car was used at auto shows, featured in magazines and was a big part of the Shelby American displays during the company’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
• 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible- This 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible is finished in Wimbledon White with black deluxe interior. It has undergone a rotisserie restoration and is finished in the highest quality. It is one of only a few convertibles ordered with factory air.
• 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible- Originally ordered with the 4-speed, 3.50 Traction-Lok axle, power steering, power front disc brakes, glass backlite, tilt-away and 428 CJ engine. Documented with a Marti Report and listed in the Shelby Registry.
• 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback- This 4-speed Ford show car features Magstar wheels and has been newly restored using virtually all NOS parts. Matching numbers.
• 1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback- This stunning 1967 Shelby GT350 sports its original date-code correct K Code 289cid and 4-speed manual transmission combination. Options when ordered include the extra cooling package, courtesy light group, fold down rear seat, power steering, power front disc brakes, interior décor group, heavy duty battery, as well as tachometer and trip odometer. Correct Paxton Supercharger added in 2011. Autographed by Carroll Shelby in the glove box.
• 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback- This is Sammy Hagar’s 1967 Shelby GT500 that he owned from 1989 to 2006. Listed in the Shelby Registry, this car was rebuilt in 1992-93. Features a solid lifter 427 tunnel port motor and Detroit locker.
• 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback- This very rare car is the real deal; a 1969 428 Cobra Jet Shelby GT500 with 32,650 actual miles. The coveted Grabber Blue is the original color. This matching numbers vehicle went through a full restoration three years ago.
• 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback- Finished in dark blue metallic with white racing stripes and the ultra-rare white deluxe interior, this is a great example of Shelby’s desire to produce both beauty and the beast. It has only a little more than 1,000 miles since undergoing a complete restoration.
• 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback- Fresh, original restoration with under 10 miles. Elite Marti Report. This beauty is one of only 125 with a 428 CJ, 4-speed and air conditioning.
• 1967 Shelby Terlingua Continuation- Old school meets technology. The one and only car approved by Shelby Inc. to reproduce the ’67 Terlingua. Keith Craft Motorsports was approved to build these cars in 2007, and only built one – this is it.
• 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback- Rotisserie restored, rare Sunlit Gold, C6, air conditioning and tinted glass. One of only 41 with this paint and trim combination. Over 100 pieces of documentation, Marti Report, owner’s manuals, Build Sheets and more.
• 1969 Shelby GT350 Fastback- Matching numbers 302 4V engine, C4 automatic transmission and 3.50 rear axle. This Shelby just received a complete rotisserie restoration, retaining all of its original sheet metal and fiberglass with complete attention to every minor detail and factory marking as if it just rolled off the assembly line.
“These vehicles exemplify the spirit and passion of Carroll Shelby,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “Owning one of these vehicles will help perpetuate the passion and excitement these cars represent for the next generation.”