Ken Miles' Race-Winning 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Heads to Auction

The original ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ Mustang could fetch millions.

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The original 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R raced by Ken Miles is heading to Mecum‘s 33rd Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis.

Ken Miles’ success with the GT350R was recently depicted in the film Ford v. Ferrari, which ultimately saw Miles take the classic American muscle car to victory, claiming first place with Shelby‘s first-ever competitive motorsports entry. This particular model is memorable for its airborne photo-finish, but also because the code 5R002 Mustang served as Shelby American’s factory engineering mule — in turn helping the manufacturer develop 34 customer R-spec models.

It was raced by Miles at the Green Valley Raceway in 1965, equipped with a 289-cubic-inch V8 making 306 BHP and 329 lb-ft of torque back in its heyday. Mecum Auctions expects this super-rare collectible to potentially fetch a lot of money, following the recent records of a 1967 Shelby Super Snake that sold for $2.2m USD and the Bullitt Mustang that sold for $3.74m USD.

Take a look at the Ken Miles-raced 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R in the gallery above, and find out more about the model as well as how to bid for it on Mecum Auction’s website.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, Zero Labs has unveiled a Ford Bronco with an electric motor producing 600 BHP.

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