The 1966 Shelby's were visually very similar to the original 1965's, but, they were a little less purpose built as a sports car. They retained their back seats, had slightly softer suspension, full undercar exhaust systems and visually now had distinguishing rear quarter windows in place of the vents on found on the '65 Shelby and standard Mustang models. They did however retain the 306HP "K" code Hi-Po engine and 4 speed transmission as well as an optional "cruise-o-matic" automatic transmission.
This fully documented, authentic and original 1966 Shelby GT350 is finished in its rare factory Sapphire blue with white Le Mans stripes. It is finished correctly to the factory invoice with its numbers matching 289 Hi-Po, 306HP Cobra engine, 4-speed aluminum case BW T-10 transmission, Cobra script aluminum intake, valve covers and oil pan. The 9″ rear end has the 3:89 gear set with a Detroit locker. It’s equipped with Shelby Aluminum 10 spoke wheels and Goodyear Blue Streak tires. Originally ordered on March 24, 1966 and shipped to Marv Tonkin Ford Sales in Portland, Oregon. It was purchased by its original owner who had it shipped to his home of Aiea, Hawaii. He would retain ownership until his passing in 2002. The car changed hands a few times, until a long time shelby club member would begin its complete and fastidious restoration to SAAC Concours specifications. The Shelby documentation includes vehicle order form, invoice to the dealer, shipping documents and accounting documents, as well as the Shelby American registrar serial number verification letter. It is of course listed in Shelby American World Registry. It recently underwent a no expense spared, complete nut and bolt, rotisserie restoration to concourse specifications. Great attention to detail was paid on top and as well as the underside to bring the car to this absolutely stunning example of a 1966 Shelby offered here.
This 1966 Shelby GT350 is an example of what a complete nut and bolt, no expense spared rotisserie restoration can look like. It is fully documented and is in the Shelby American World Registry.