Auction Block: Ken Miles’ 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R Prototype

Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby go together like peanut butter and jelly, even if they sometimes acted like oil and water toward one another. And while most folks are at least somewhat familiar with their GT40 Le Mans battle against Ferrari, their relationship goes much deeper than just the one story. For instance, Ken Miles famously jumped this 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R prototype in an official race. And now it’s up for auction.

Known as the ‘Flying Mustang,’ this performance pony car is not just the first-ever Shelby Mustang to race, but also the first to win — a near-mythic feat that’s only furthered by the fact that Ken Miles managed to get it going so fast that he actually jumped it during the race. All told, this car won a whopping 10 first-place finishes and, along with Miles, was driven by legendary drivers such as Bob Bondurant, Chuck Cantwell, Peter Brock, and Jerry Titus. For those keeping score, that makes this the most historically-significant Shelby Mustang of all time. And while Mecum doesn’t have an estimated price range, it’s possible that this unmatched pony could fetch one of the highest prices ever at auction.

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