1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434

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1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé

Sold for £ 158,300 (US$ 218,313) inc. premium
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
*Genuine Shelby GT350
*Raced by Jim Bridges in the USA
*Documented in the SCCA Shelby Register
*Raced successfully in historic events in Europe and the UK
*'Last nut and bolt' restoration completed in June 2017
*FIA re-registration in progress

Footnotes

  • This extremely rare 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 is fully documented in the SAAC Shelby Register as having the most comprehensive racing history of any genuine GT350 racing today. '120689' was built at Ford's San Jose factory and completed at Shelby's plant in Venice, Los Angeles when the company was based there, receiving the Shelby number 'SFM 6S 434'. Howard Pardee, who is the authority on Shelbys and runs the Shelby Owners Club, is acquainted with this car.

    The Mustang has had three owners since new (all documented), its second owner being Jim Bridges, another expert on Shelby GT 350s. The car's racing history began during Jim Bridges' ownership. Its palmarès include triple consecutive IHRA drag-car world records (1971-1973) and a class win in the HSC championships in the USA.

    The Shelby was brought to the UK by its current owner, who is well know for racing Mustangs and TVRs. It was sponsored by Hertz to be the 'Hertz Rent-a-Racer' of the 'noughties' and was painted in the iconic Hertz Black with Gold Le Mans stripes. In this guise the car has held FIA and (subsequently) HTP papers, and successfully competed (twice) in the Le Mans Classic as well as finishing on the podium at the Spa Summer Classic and Spa 6 hours meetings where it won its class. It has also enjoyed considerable club racing success in the Heritage and Masters racing series, all documented.

    Over the past 12 months, the car has been painstakingly restored with no expense spared. The restoration included being completely stripped back to bare metal and re-sprayed in the original livery of Wimbledon White with a double Guardsman Blue stripe.

    During the complete 'last nut and bolt' restoration, the engine was rebuilt and subject to a full refresh using new piston rings and bearing shells. All valves were removed and re-lapped in, and new competition-grade gaskets fitted. The distributor was rebuilt and Billet gears installed. The camshaft was removed and new bearings fitted. The (top loader) gearbox was subject to a full refresh with new bearings throughout, while the gear changer assembly was stripped and a new selector pin made and fitted. New oil lines and oil pump were fitted. A new geared starter motor was fitted also.
    The alternator was reconditioned with an updated regulator, and the car runs a custom race wiring loom with all systems fused and relays fitted. The Holley carburettor was subject to a full strip down and vapour blast before being rebuilt with all new gaskets, diaphragms, and float tubes.

    New Koni adjustable shock absorbers were fitted. The brakes and lines have been renewed and the Kelsey Hayes callipers have been refreshed with new competition seals and pistons. The Detroit Locker back axle has been refreshed. In addition, the following parts were replaced with OEM parts (not copies) as indicated:

    Original wings (both sides)
    Heated clear windscreen (replaced with racing type)
    Original front headlight buckets (both sides)
    Original doors (x2)
    Original door cards
    Original interior rear panels
    Reproduction interior glassfibre racing cover for rear
    Original glove box with fixtures.
    All seals with fixtures
    Leading replaced to the rear quarters and wheel arches

    At present the car is currently being re-registered with the FIA.
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1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback Coupé  Chassis no. 6R09K1200689 / SFM6S434
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