Year of manufacture2012
- Rare convertible Shelby GT350
- Sparingly driven, just 291 miles from new
- Kona Blue with white Le Mans stripes over black interior; black top
- 5.0-liter V-8; automatic transmission
- Dash signed by Carroll Shelby
“In 1964, Ford Motor Company asked Shelby American to turn their secretary’s car into a race winner to help them sell Mustangs,” said Carroll Shelby, founder of Shelby American. “Our Shelby GT350 ruled its class at the track and was feared by GM and Chrysler owners on the street. Enthusiasts have anticipated the GT350’s return since it went out of production in 1970. Now my band of hot rodders has created a car worthy of the name.”
The concept behind the 2011-2014 GT350 was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful. Beginning with the “small block” 5.0-liter Ford Mustang GT as its base, the Shelby American team worked with experts from Ford Racing, Goodyear, Borla, Cragar and Baer to create a car that was fast and had razor sharp handling. Every segment of the car was enhanced or replaced to create the ultimate balanced performance pony car that is true to the spirit of the 1965-1970 Shelby GT350.
Some of the standard performance enhancements added to the 2012 GT350 include caster-camber plates, six-piston Baer front brake kit, front and rear brake duct and cooling package, a special exhaust by Borla, and Goodyear performance tires mounted on 19-inch Cragar wheels.
With thoughtfully designed styling and performance modifications evoking the rich heritage of the Shelby Mustang, this rare 2012 Shelby GT350 convertible presents in as-new condition with fewer than 300 miles from new. Here represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest of the modern breed of Shelby performance cars.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az21.