The Trans Am races of the 1960’s were heated, packed with production cars, and was essentially a high-octane drama for gearheads. One could never be sure which manufacturer would take the checkered flag, though more often than not it was a Ford at the front of the pack. Shelby built 26 Trans Am cars for the 1967 season, and of those, only five are known to survive today. One of these cars has made its way on to eBay, and has a special history all its own. It was the only Shelby Trans Am shipped to Australia and fitted with Weber twin-choke carburetors from the factory. Pictures: Canepa Design The car was ordered by Ford of Australia for driver Greg Cusack. It competed in the 1967 Tasman Trans Am series and raced across Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and New South Wales until 1970. Cusack even managed to unseat the reigning Trans Am champion, Pete Geoghegan. The car then spent the next 25 years of its life as a club racer before being bought and returned to its original Trans Am racing specs. These specially built cars retained many of the factory characteristics including leaving the glass and interior intact. But the 302 engine was built for racing, as was the 4-speed manual transmission and high performance brakes. The brakes weren’t all that different from production cars, even though these cars were much faster. This rare car could be yours, for the princely sum of $465,000.
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