The "Lost" History Of # 301

Below is the story of my car, I’ve owned it since 1972,it was my brother’s car before he lost his life. I had no idea the car had such history to it. Mr Peter Disher did the research on my car and located me in NC. I have had offers from many people wanting to purchase this car, but as long as I’m alive the car will be mine and I will keep driving it as long as I am able to drive it. I hope you enjoy the story and thanks for reading it.

My brother got this car in 1970 from a used car dealer in Forest City NC. The price on it was $3995.00, my brother worked out a deal where he traded his 1966 2+2 fastback for $1200.00 difference.

I was 14 yrs old when I took my first ride in the car and I could never forget that. In 1972 my brother lost his life, a few months after his death, his wife asked me if I wanted his car for the car I had., I had just gotten my first car which was a 1965 mustang 2+2 fastback 289-automatic,baby blue with the white/blue pony seats, my Dad found it in Spruce Pine, NC and we gave $ 800.00 for it. I really liked the car but it didn’t take me long to decide to trade it to my brother’s wife for the Shelby. So, I have had it since 1972, I have just had it painted for the 2nd time since I’ve had the car.

In 2007 Peter Disher, a well known Shelby person contacted me and asked me if I still had the car. He then began to tell me the History of the car being a very special car, It’s the first GT350 convertible car built, it was rushed to meet a deadline for Hertz car rental. After Hertz had finished with the car it was shipped back to Shelby America where they then sent out to a Ford dealer in NY. It wasn’t the first convertible sold, but it was the first one made. I have no ideal how the car ended up on a used car lot in Forest City .NC.

I hope to keep it the rest of my life and then who knows where it will be or end up. Thanks for reading the story of my car.

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Randy very cool story, hope you use it alot...great car
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