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Must See! A Shelby and Mustang Collection for the Ages
This Vintage Shelby and Mustang Collection Pays Full Tribute to 1960s Ford High Performance
As you will see in the above video, we have been told about and given access to show you one of the most impressive collections of vintage and late-model Shelbys we have seen in a long time, if not possibly ever. Along with the Shelbys, there are also several vintage Boss and Cobra Jet Mustangs as well as numerous 289 and 427 Cobras of many types.
The collection belongs to Ted and Rae Segerstrom and they have assembled the collection in Orange County, California around the areas of Irvine, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa.
While the sheer quantity of cars blows your mind with more than 60 in all, it’s the quality that, in the end, really impressed us. There is, in fact, at least one Shelby G.T. 350 or G.T. 500 of every year from 1965 to 1970. This includes one 1965 G.T. 350; five or six 1966 G.T. 350s, a number of which were G.T. 350H Hertz rental cars; at least one each of a 1967 G.T. 350 and G.T. 500; probably close to 10 1968 G.T. 350s, G.T. 500s and G.T. 500KRs; and finally probably also upwards of 10 1969 and 1970 G.T. 350s and G.T. 500s.
In addition to those Shelbys, numerous non-Shelby Mustangs are just as impressive. For good measure, there is a Royal Maroon 1969 Boss 429 as well as a Grabber Orange 1970 Boss 302. But what we really thought was cool was the collection’s broad representation of high-performance 1971 “big-body” Mustangs that includes a wide selection of Boss 351s and 429 Cobra Jets.
One particular standout that’s absolutely awesome and is a recent buy for Ted and Rae is a 1971 Mach 1 with a 429 Super Cobra Jet and a four-speed. This 429SCJ finished in Grabber Blue is also one of just 35 Drag Pack cars and 24 with a four-gear. Of those, only nine were factory equipped with 4.11s in its 9-inch axle.
Of course dozens of other cars in the collection are similar in stature including several Drag-Pack-equipped Shelby G.T. 500s as well as a 1968 Mustang GT with an R-code 428 Cobra Jet. One of just 34 R-code 428CJ 1968 convertibles produced, it’s also equipped with a four-speed.
We hope to have features on several of the collection’s cars in the future, here on Mustang360.com as well as in print issues of Mustang Monthly. For now, have a look at the photo gallery and our video overview of this amazing collection of vintage Boss and Cobra Jet Mustangs, Shelby G.T. 350s and G.T. 500s.