1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype Is Up For Sale

1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype for sale at the Mecum Auctions To be sold at the Kissimmee 2022 auction, Kissimmee, FL, January 6-15, 2022.


  • SFM5R002
  • The Ken Miles R-Model
  • The Flying Mustang
  • The first Shelby R-Model competition car built
  • The first Shelby Mustang to win a race
  • The most historically significant Shelby Mustang in the world
  • Shelby American Factory team car and engineering test mule
  • Driven extensively by Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, Chuck Cantwell, Peter Brock and Jerry Titus
  • More than 10 First Place finishes in B-Production during the 1965 SCCA season
  • Jerry Titus won the 1965 B-Production National Championship driving 5R001 as a result of the points he earned driving 5R002 earlier in the 1965 season
  • This car was used to develop and implement the new and improved designs, ideas and components on Shelby’s second R-Model team car (5R001) and the 34 customer R-Models
  • The only R-Model built in this configuration with numerous design attributes that are unique to 5R002
  • Factory demonstrator used to show potential clients the capabilities of an R-Model
  • Featured on the cover of Sports Car Graphic in March 1965 and Road & Track in May 1965
  • Featured in countless books and periodicals over the years
  • Professionally restored to its original Green Valley 1965 racing debut livery by world-renowned marque-specialist John Brown of Thoroughbred Restorations in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Amelia Island Best in Class award 2014
  • Achieved a 947/950 score in SAAC Division I concours judging
  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015 Best in Class award and winner of the highly coveted Road & Track magazine sponsored “Car We Would Most Like to Drive” Award

Source : Mecum Auctions