This vehicle is displayed in our San Carlos California Showroom (650) 326-1000.
The current owner of this fantastic Shelby purchased the car in 1997 and had it shipped straight to a professional performance shop that services similar cars at Sears Point / Infineon Raceway in Sonoma California, (Robin Automotive serviced this car and specializes in these and other vintage racing and Can-Am cars). This GT 350 was purchased approximately 14 years ago with 62,000 miles and it now has just over 72,000. The current V8 in the car is not the original engine, but it was built by Tony Otto from Robin Automotive. The Shelby started as a 302 C.I. V8 and was stroked to 347 with a cam that can be driven on the track and street, and has a DYNO sheet rating of 430HP at 6,000RPM.
The Shelby has been lowered 1.5 inches and the chassis has been stiffened with Robins experienced, spring selection at the front and back. Hurst Shifter and linkage has been installed for smooth power shifting if desired up or down. The power brakes have been upgraded with an oversized master cylinder and are fed through race spec brake lines for heat resistance. The brakes have also been modified and have racing pads to absorb the high heat due to braking under typical competition events. The car has been driven in the green (fast) group with the Northern California Shelby Club thanks to the drivers capabilities along with the engine and chassis development listed above.
When Carroll Shelby visited Sears Point, he met with the current owner and signed the dashboard of this authenticated GT 350 he mentioned these words, This was the last year of the real Shelbys (1967)
This is no trailer queen but a solid driver of our famous All American Road Machines.The owner has loved driving this particular car for the thrill, power and the tons of attention it commands. More than anything, to feel the 420 foot pounds of torque at 4400 RPM develop into 430 hp at the 6,000 RPM mark is an unbelievable feeling that will bring a smile to anyones face.