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    1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback Early Carryover Car

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 16th- 18th, 2012 at Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    SAAC Registry 4th Edition 2011, 6S038. This 1966 Shelby GT350 is finished in white. It was first shipped to Trudell Ford, Inc. (Warren, MI) 9/30/65 who was invoiced $3,547 plus $214 for Cragar Wheels, $30 for LeMans stripes, $40 for rear seats and $64.75 freight for a total $3,895.75. It was purchased by Joseithus Copeland (Detroit, MI) when the original owner, who was a fellow worker at the Ford Rouge plant, couldn’t’t make the first payment. Copeland installed nonfunctional side pipes and then stored it in ’71.

    As production of the 1965 Shelby GT-350s wound down, Shelby American began work on the 1966 version. In order for them to continue their operations during the Ford Assembly plant shutdown, Shelby American ordered 250 “K” Code 1965 Mustangs towards the end of the 1965 Mustang production run from San Jose. This ensured that they would have cars available to “carry-over” the Shelby American plant until they received their initial shipment of 1966 Mustangs. Those 250 cars, plus the two 1966 prototypes, make a total of 252 cars that started life as 1965 Mustangs, but were converted into 1966 GT-350s. These cars are sometimes referred to as “carryover cars”, “crossover cars”, “change-over cars”, “early ‘66 cars”, “leftover ‘65?s” or “65½ cars” and had a combination of 1965 and 1966 GT-350 features.

    6S038 has been treated to a decade long concours restoration. This Shelby retains its original numbers matching engine and transmission in addition the odometer still shows fewer than 27,000 original miles. 6S038 was one of the first 252 Shelby’s that was delivered to dealers in late 1965. Its shipment date from Shelby American of 9/30/65 is the earliest seen in the SAAC records. Every part on this car has been painstakingly restored to original specs. Almost all parts are either NOS or restored original plant-used parts. Some highlights are original tie-rods, original plant-style disc brake rotors, NOS bumpers, original steering wheel, NOS trunk mat, correct dated exhaust, and original restored Cragar wheels. Less than 50 miles have been put on this car since restoration. This Shelby will compete at the highest levels of concours judging in any venue.

    This 66 Shelby GT350 is titled in Kansas under the Ford VIN number. This number and the Shelby serial number have been verified to match by SAAC which holds the original records of Shelby American, Inc.



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