<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393

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Lot 56
1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

US$ 175,000 - 225,000
£ 140,000 - 180,000
1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback
Chassis no. SFM6S393

289ci OHV V8 Engine
Single Four-Barrel Carburetor
306bhp at 6,000rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Shelby Serial Number Verification
*Recipient of recent comprehensive restoration
*Flag Waving White with Blue stripe livery
*Well documented example


THE SHELBY GT350

Ford created a new class of car almost overnight with the introduction of the Mustang sports coupe partway through the 1964 season, catching the rest of the US auto industry off-guard. The brainchild of Lee Iacocca, subsequent savior of the Chrysler Corporation, the Mustang is one of the most remarkable automotive success stories of modern times and arguably the pinnacle of Iacocca's long career with Ford. Aimed at the affluent young, for whom a car was as much a lifestyle statement as a means of transport, the Mustang succeeded brilliantly, achieving sales in excess of a quarter million by the end of '64. This remarkable debut was followed by a staggering 524,791 sales in 1965, earning Ford a fortune.

Legendary Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby's team had been campaigning Ford's Mustang 'pony car' with considerable success in North America, winning the SCCA's B-Production title three years running in the mid-1960s. Capitalizing on his success, Shelby began manufacturing modified Mustangs, which were officially sanctioned and sold through selected Ford dealerships. The first Shelby Mustang – the GT350 – arrived in 1965 powered by a modified version of Ford's 289ci (4.7-liter) small-block V8 producing 306bhp, with options of a 340-360bhp unit in competition trim or 400bhp supercharged. A 4-speed Borg-Warner manual gearbox was the stock transmission on early Shelby Mustangs, though a heavy-duty, 3-speed automatic soon became available as an option.

The running gear was up-rated appropriately to cope with the GT350's increased performance, though outwardly there was little to distinguish Shelby's GT350 from the standard product apart from a pair of broad 'racing' stripes down the body centerline. On the open road there was, of course, no comparison.

One of the great iconic muscle cars of the 1960s, the Shelby Mustang continued to be based on the stock version, receiving the latter's styling changes and mechanical improvements while retaining its own distinctive special features until production ended in 1970.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A fine example of the breed, this GT350 Mustang has been the recent recipient of a comprehensive restoration. Found within the expansive history binder to be included with the car are a large collection of photographs detailing the lengthily process of returning the vehicle back a wonderful state of condition. Stripped down to the bare unibody, the car was resprayed and reassembled to its factory specifications. As such, the Mustang wears the same classic White/Blue strip color scheme as it did rolling off the lot. Purchased for $3,657 in 1966, the invoice on file states that the car was further optioned with rear seats and an automatic transmission. Sold out of Ray Hunt Ford in Daytona Beach Florida, the vehicle spent its initial years in the Sunshine State as evidenced by the dealership invoices detailing work performed on the car in the immediate year after delivery.

The vehicle is complete with its Shelby Serial Number Verification document along with additional Shelby documentation in including a GT350 owner's manual. Mechanically, the motor is numbers matching along with the intake, carb, distributor. Further, the Shelby is complete with the correct radiator, Koni shocks, Kelsey Hayes disc brakes, steering box, exhaust system, and sway bar.

Today, this GT350 shows in superlative condition, with very few flaws to be found inside and out. Well documented and ready to use, this Shelby will most certainly provide its next owner with plenty of miles of V8 powered motoring.
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<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
<b>1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback</b><br />Chassis no. SFM6S393
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