If you're a fan of classic Mustangs, we've got great news. Road & Track's contributing editor, classic car expert, and Shelby guru Colin Comer is later this month.
It's the same car we had on track at Grattan Raceway last year for our Shelby GT350R review. The Shelby quickly became everyone's sweetheart, including a Ford engineer who had yet to experience one. Unsurprisingly, it didn't take him long to figure out what the hype was all about.
Comer acquired this car, number 277, in 2015 from its second owner. It had been bought from the original owner in 1976 and had been kept it in storage since 1980. There are only 27,000 miles on the odometer and the car still wears the hand-rubbed lacquer it received when it was refinished 40 years ago.
Under the hood is an original numbers-matching engine matched with the original T-10 transmission. And it also still retains nearly every GT350-specific component that tends to be missing on a car like this, including an unused Blue dot spare. Comer has rebuilt the engine and transmission, and in the process, he saved all the original maintenance items that had to be replaced in boxes.
"Out of all of the 1965 GT350s I've had the pleasure of driving, working on, or owning over the last 25 years, Shelby GT350 number 277 is by far the best performing of them all. Driving it is like going to LAX and picking up a new one in 1965. It is just that good," Comer told Mecum.
As you can imagine, such a well-cared-for example won't be sold cheaply. Mecum estimates that it will go for between $475,000 and $575,000. But Comer says "in the words of the great Ferris Bueller, 'It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.'"