During the Original Spring ClassicTo be held in Indianapolis between 12 and 17 May the auction house Mecum will find a new owner for a Ford Mustang Very particular. This is the first GT350R built by Shelby and the second GT350 manufactured overall. But this specimen has another uniqueness: it was driven by Ken miles and that was immortalized in a famous photo.
Miles, one of the keys to Ford's success in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, drove the Shelby GT350R on February 14, 1965 in an SCCA race at Green Valley Raceway in Smithfield, Texas. In addition to winning, he left a memorable image of the car with all four wheels in the air, something that earned the vehicle the nickname of "The Flying Shelby."
This race-ready GT350R featured a suspension readjusted, a modified Ford V8 289 engine, a improved cooling system, fiberglass panels and plexiglass windows. The interior, stripped of everything expendable, had a safety tubular structure to comply with the regulation.
According to Mecum specialists could exceed one million euros in the bid. Although some risk saying that he is in a position to fight for the title of "Most expensive Mustang in history", a recognition that the original model used in the bullit movie and for which more than three million euros were paid.