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Most expensive Ford Mustangs ever sold

Rory White

03 Mar 2021

The Ford Mustang is a classic car icon. As such, some of the money being thrown about to buy special examples is crazy. Here are the five priciest...

1. 1965 Shelby GT350R Prototype - $3.85m

This Shelby Mustang remains the most expensive Mustang ever sold, since going under the hammer in July 2020. Known as the 'Flying Mustang', it's one of the, if not the most, historically significant Mustangs ever made, representing the first competition Shelby and the first to win a race.

It was also built and developed by legendary racing driver Ken Miles, recently portrayed by Christian Bale in the film Ford vs Ferrari.

2. 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (Bullitt movie car) - $3.75m

It might not be the most expensive ever sold, but it's probably the coolest. It is the iconic Mustang, made famous in the film Bullitt being driven by none other than Steve McQueen.

It's a 1968 Fastback with a 390 V8 and was bought for a mere $6000 shortly after featuring in the movie, remaining in the same family for 40 years. They even refused to sell it back to Steve McQueen himself. A wise move, given the price they got in January 2020.

3. 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - $2.2m

The 1967 Super Snake is a serious bit of kit. Shelby wanted to show off its abilities by cramming the 520hp 7.0-litre V8 from Ford's Le Mans-winning GT40 under the bonnet. It also worked with Goodyear and fitted it with 'Thunderbolt' tyres capable of much higher speeds.

This was the car that resulted, but it was too expensive to catch on and remains the only one built. Hence this impressive price tag when it sold in January 2019.

4. 2020 Shelby GT500 - $1.1m

The only modern Mustang on the list, this 2020 Shelby GT500 was bought by the CEO of US auction house Barrett Jackson when it went under the hammer back in January 2019.

All the money went to charity and the buyer was able to claim the VIN ending 001, as well as spec the car in the unique green you see above.

5. 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback (Gone in 60 Seconds 'Eleanor' movie car) - $1m

Perhaps the second most iconic movie Mustang behind the Bullitt car, Eleanor is the lightly modified 1967 Mustang Fastback driven by Nicolas Cage in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. 11 Eleanor Mustangs were created for the film, but only three are thought to be left.

This car was never used for the jumps scenes, instead reserved for close-ups and promotional shots. It sold for $1m back in 2013.

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Rory White

03 Mar 2021