Another rare sports car, another piece of history, a few million dollars.
The previous record did not last long. In January of this year at a Mecum auction went under the hammer a dark green Ford Mustang GT starred with Steve McQueen in the movie “Detective Bullitt” – have paid him $ 3.4 million.
The new record is also in some way linked with the world of cinema: he previously belonged to Ken miles, the history of which is told in the epic film “Ford vs Ferrari”. This instance Shelby GT350R, built in 1965, was the first “Shelby” winning on the race track and the first Shelby with the index R, designed specifically for racing.
In fact, this “Mustang” is a unique piece, as all of his ideological followers a little bit, but different design. Shelby American a few years used it as a racing vehicle and as a sort of a platform for technical experiments, and later the owner of this GT350R has become one of the employees of Ford Performance. After the sports car has several times changed owners, and, according to the auctioneers, is constantly involved in the race.
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