Ken Miles' 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R sells for $3.85 million

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 18, 2020

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  2. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 18, 2020

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    Interesting, that's higher than the Bullitt Mustang, which we didn't think it would top.

    I think the Ford v Ferrari movie's timing & success likely helped a lot. I personally would prefer this GT350R over McQueen's Bullitt movie car, I guess I'm not alone.
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 18, 2020

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    Yes, this one may be hard to beat!
     
  4. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jul 18, 2020

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    Ken Miles, the true racer that he is, and probably an unsung hero for Ford, made his Mustang truly unique and up to an extreme level! Imagine a piece of history, Ford beating a Ferrari ;)

    The best premium pieces in life are really those that exhibit a unique and defining story of man and machine :cool:
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 18, 2020

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    Bullitt was just a normal Mustang though, albeit with the McQueen name attached to it. The GT350R is a real machine with a real racer who died doing what he loved.
     
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    kappa_md Jul 18, 2020

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    This :thumbsup:
     
  7. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Jul 18, 2020

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    I don't disagree.

    Even so, I had speculated that the McQueen attachment and a very famous movie chase scene might carry more clout with regards to collectible status. To my pleasant surprise, such was not the case. Having said that, Ford v Ferrari made Ken Miles much more famous than he was before. I highly doubt that many non-Ford/Shelby fans even really knew who Ken Miles was before the movie. If the movie had never been made, I suspect the Bullitt car would have retained its title as the most expensive Mustang ever sold.
     
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  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Jul 18, 2020

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    Competition provenance, especially with a well-known driver, tends to bring more money from a totally different level of buyer.

    (Ken Miles isn't terribly well-known outside of racing circles but in them he's quite respected. Kind of like Bruce McLaren - everybody wants a car with his name on it but they have no clue who it's named after)
     
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