Found In Slovakia! 1969 Ford Shelby GT350

Ford partnered with Carroll Shelby in 1965 to create some fire-breathing magic with their new Mustang pony car. What would become known as the GT350 started with a 2+2 fastback equipped with a Hi-Perf 289 V8 that Shelby would massage to produce more than 300 hp. The GT350 would be built through 1969, including this nice example that resides in Peistany, Slovakia. I have no idea what it will take to ship this one to the U.S. (including duties) and then title it in your state of choice, but the bidding here on eBay has only reached $15,100. Thanks, Darrun, for finding this rare car in an overseas market.

The Mustang went through its third round of styling on the same platform in 1969 and that model year would also be the last for the GT350 (there was now a GT500, too). These Shelby’s, which saw 1,085 produced, were fitted with the 351 cubic-inch Windsor V8 that put out 290 hp when Carroll’s people got through with them. The last two years of the GT350 saw Ford getting more involved in their development, with production shifting from Shelby American in California to Michigan where the cars would be built alongside standard production Mustangs. We assume that Shelby didn’t like this arrangement and terminated his contract with Ford after 1969.

Limited information is provided by the seller on this ’69 GT350 other than that it’s an “original” car that bears 80,000 miles. Just so you might not think this is a real ad with a real car, the seller photographs it in a garage surrounded by other vintage cars, including other Mustangs. He provides his phone number in Slovakia and indicates more information can be found on their website but doesn’t provide a link to it. This car has an automatic transmission, something not available with the earliest of the Shelby Mustangs. In fact, by 1969, the cars were marketed as just Shelby GT350s (and Shelby GT500s).

Purists might debate that the 1968-69 GT350s are more Ford and less Shelby, and this may be reflected in the resale value of the cars. 1965-66 Shelby GT350s seldom trade at less than six figures, while the 1969 GT350 barely reaches $100,000, according to Hagerty. But they’re still cool and rare cars and this one could be, too, if completing the transaction and getting the car into the U.S. doesn’t turn out to be a big hassle.

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Comments

  1. Mitchell G. Member

    Might need to take the EM50 Urban Assault Vehicle so I can be in and out like I’m going to Wisconsin

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  2. Jcs

    Such a shame that someone molested such beautiful door cards, never ever a good idea.

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  3. CATHOUSE

    Carroll Shelby had nothing to do with the production of this car other than having his name on it. As I recall the 1967 model year was the last year that he actually had a hand in the production. After that it was all on Ford. The 290 HP M code 351-4V engine was the exact same engine that was used in many other 1969 Ford products. Other than some bolt on dress up items the engine and HP rating was exactly the same.

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    • MikeB

      Cathouse, you are absolutely correct.

      Like 2
  4. JoeNYWF64

    Looking at 1st pic above, can i assume the ’68 & ’69 share the same tailites?
    I don’t see much air being rammed into the carb with that recessed small NACA scoop mounted in the center of the hood, tho the car still looks wicked from all angles.
    I’m not crazy about the optional rear wing fitted to some ’69-70 stangs & i am happy i never seen a ’69-70 shelby fitted with one.

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  5. Gary

    Interesting to see the Texas plates on the car on the lift.

    Like 3
  6. Shortfews

    from the sign in the garage you can go to their website:

    americkeauta.sk
    you can then right click on the information listed and translate it to English

  7. Richard

    I believe this is a scam. Why didn’t he have a picture of the VIN, or at least state what it is. It seems strange all those American cars in a foreign country. I also wonder if the car could have been stolen years ago then shipped abroad.

  8. Howie Mueler

    At $26k now, not the best photos, are those original wheels?

  9. Chet Cisek

    https://www.americkeauta.sk/

    It’s on the banner in the background…..

  10. Chet

    https://www.americkeauta.sk/

    It’s on the banner in the background…..

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