1967 Shelby GT350 Competition Fastback

Highly original, genuine Shelby American Mustangs such as Carroll Shelby’s 1967 competition car, production number “20” shown here, very rarely emerge onto the US market.

Individual records indicate that only 26 such cars were produced by Shelby American for the 1967 season and that the 20th car’s rarity is heightened by the fact that, among that select group, it is the only one to have been delivered with Weber twin-choke carburetors fitted as new. It was supplied through Ford Australia to leading Australian racing driver Greg Cusack. It was in Australian motor sport that this magnificent example of Carroll Shelby’s finest racing coupe spent its long and prominent competition career.

Shelby records show that this car was invoiced to Gregory Ford of Australia on January 1, 1967, further history “not known.” In fact, the car’s history was more than merely well known in its new homeland, for over the following few racing seasons it became one of the great iconic racing sedans of Antipodean motor sport.

Niel Allen acquired the car from Greg Cusack in late 1967 and scored a notable victory in 1968 at Warwick Farm. There Allen defeated reigning national champion Ian “Pete” Geoghegan who was driving a sister Mustang.

This remarkably attractive, genuine, factorybuilt competition Shelby Mustang is accompanied by both FIA and CAMS logbooks. It is equipped with an FIA-approved safety roll cage and is tuned to run on pump gasoline.

Carl Bomstead

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Carl has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents.

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