AutoHunter Spotlight: “Carryover” 1966 Shelby GT350

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Featured on AutoHunter, the web public sale platform pushed by ClassicCars.com, is that this “carryover” 1966 Shelby GT350. Automobile SFM6S006 is #6 of 252 GT350s constructed throughout Ford’s changeover from 1965 to 1966, so this automobile began life as 1965 Mustangs however was transformed by Shelby American into an early 1966 GT350s. As such, this automobile incorporates a mixture of 1965 and 1966 GT350 exterior, inside, and mechanical parts. Energy is supplied by a 289 Hello-Po V8 paired with a four-speed guide gearbox. Options embrace 15-inch Shelby/Cragar wheels, Detroit Locker rear axle, woodgrain steering wheel, and KONI shock absorbers. Completed in white with blue Le Mans stripes over a black vinyl inside, this GT350 comes from the promoting seller with a 2017-issued 1966 Shelby Registry Report from Howard C. Pardee of the Shelby American Vehicle Membership, and a transparent title.

When constructed by Shelby, this GT350 didn’t function Le Mans stripes. It is also considered one of 78 carryover automobiles constructed with out a again seat, similar to the 1965s. Different uncommon options embrace metal wheels, rear over-rider traction bars, and fiberglass hood with metal body. 1966 GT350 parts embrace clear Plexiglas rear-quarter home windows, useful rear brake-cooling scoops, and rear exhaust turndowns.

On October 28, 1965, SFM6S006 was shipped to Don Wagner Ford Gross sales, Inc. in Vandalia, Ohio. After passing via a sequence of householders, it was bought by Curt Vogt of Cobra Automotive Inc. in Wallingford, Connecticut, and given a restoration in 2007 that included new entrance clip, drivetrain, and different new components. Exterior options embrace hood pins, hood scoop, driver-side mirror, and “G.T. 350” lettering and badging. In its current kind, this GT350 is completed in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue Le Mans stripes.

The 15-inch five-spoke Cragar wheels are wrapped in P215/65R15 (entrance) and P235/60R15 (rear) BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.

The cabin is furnished with black vinyl entrance bucket seats and 1966-specific rear bundle shelf instead of the rear seat. Inside parts from the 1965 model-year GT350 embrace black sprint pad, concave glove field door, and pleated door panels; nineteen sixty-six model-year GT350 parts embrace the instrument cluster, dash-mounted tachometer, simulated woodgrain steering wheel with Cobra middle emblem and, in fact, the Plexiglass rear-quarter home windows. Different options embrace guide steering, lap belts, and radio-delete. The trunk incorporates a patterned vinyl mat and a spare tire.

The instrument panel consists of a 140-mph speedometer, dash-mounted 9,000-rpm tachometer, and gauges for the gas degree, oil stress, amps, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer exhibits 56,786 miles.

Beneath the hood is a 306-horsepower 289 Excessive-Efficiency V8 that sends energy to the rear wheels via a four-speed guide transmission and Detroit Locker rear axle. When new, the engine was painted gloss black as an alternative of Ford Blue like later 1966 GT350s. Engine bay options embrace “hollow-letter” rocker covers, export brace, and Monte Carlo bar. In keeping with the promoting seller, a brand new drivetrain was constructed and put in as a part of the 2007 restoration.

Suspension {hardware} consists of lowered entrance A-arms, over-rider rear traction bars, and KONI shock absorbers.

A 2017-issued 1966 Shelby Registry Report from Howard C. Pardee of the Shelby American Vehicle Membership might be included with the acquisition.

The net public sale for this “carryover” 1966 Shelby GT350 ends on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT)

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