1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 SFM6S251, 45,000 mile original: Last surviving 1966 carryover car built in 1965 (the last car #252 was owned by Reggie Jackson and was destroyed in his infamous warehouse fire).
White with blue lemans stripes, 5 Shelby Cragars, rebuilt 4 speed aluminum T10, disc brakes, rare factory 2 seater rear tray car like a 1965 Shelby, original serial numbered (5R09K******) rebuilt HiPo 289 with 715 Holley, Cobra aluminum intake, original Cobra aluminum oil pan, factory over ride traction bars, factory lowered front A arms, factory Koni shocks, 9 inch rear (3:50 Detroit Locker), perfect black interior, GoodYear spare w/Cragar on the rear tray and original Shelby ID tag. All numbers match and the 1965 Mustang serial number (5R09K*******) has been verified with the Shelby club. This car is listed in the Shelby Registry.
Drives smoothly and reliably; HiPo is smooth and extremey strong, super oil pressure, clutch is smooth and grabs like a vise (Centerforce Clutch). Drives like a champion made by the World Champion Shelby American. I have owned this Shelby for 5 years and I guarantee the authenticity of this car. Both the mechanics and the cosmetics are great. Car has 1965 tach/oil pressure Shelby dash gauge pod. Car needs nothing. Engine bay and motor completely detailed. Solid floors and cowl does not leak. Nice 3 year old paint.
This is a "carryover car": in June 1965 when Ford was going to stop producing Mustangs to tool up for the 1966 cars, Shelby ordered 252 1965 K code white Mustangs to keep his GT350 production moving along. These white 252 1965 cars were made with all 1965 Shelbys performance features. These 1965 cars then had 1966 Shelby side scoops and plexiglass side windows added and were sold as 1966 Shelbys even though they were 1965 Mustangs with 1965 serial numbers. These carryover cars are more 1965 Shelby because they are 1965 Mustangs and have all the performance features of a 1965 (this one including the Detroit locker rear). They even came with 15" blue dot racing tires like a 1965 GT350.
In case this isn't enough, the car has been autographed on the glovebox door by Carroll Shelby (Carroll Shelby #251), and again on the trunklid (best wishes, your friend Carroll Shelby)
Stunning car at a bargain basement price. This is probably your last chance to own a true piece of American automotive history, and DEFINITELY the last chance to get into a car like this before Carroll departs this world. AFTER THAT, THIS CAR WILL BE WORTH > $100,000. Absolute BARGAIN at $57,500
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