1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 SFM6S197: #197 of 252 early 1966 “carryover” cars built August 1965. These 252 cars have most of the factory modifications that made the 1965 GT350s fast, nimble, light and legendary—AND have the 1966 GT350 looks. This car is Wimbledon White with Blue Lemans Stripes (paperwork confirms), 65K original miles, 5 Shelby Cragars, rebuilt 4-speed toploader, 4-piston disc brakes and rare weight saving factory 2-seater rear tray car (paperwork confirms) just like a 1965 GT350. It has the original, rebuilt and legible serial numbered (5R09K******) High Performance 289 with 715 CFM center pivot Holley, original Cobra aluminum intake, original Cobra aluminum oil pan, factory override traction bars, original AM radio, factory 1” lowered front A-arms, factory Koni shocks, 9 inch rear, nice all original black interior, original racing GT350 seat belts, original Shelby ID tag, original correct Cobra 9000 RPM tachometer with correct Cobra emblem at top of tach (not reproduced and rare) and original Goodyear Blue Dot racing spare tire on Cragar mounted on rear fiberglass tray. Only 77 of the 252 carryover cars came with optional back seat delete and a weight saving fiberglass package tray installed. This car is one of those 77 and I have the supporting paperwork to prove it. All numbers match and the 1965 Mustang body serial number (5R09K*******) and options have been verified with the Shelby American Automobile Club.
This GT350 drives like a charging army to war. The HiPo 289 revs smoothly and strongly with good oil pressure and clean exhaust. Clutch pedal is smooth and the clutch grabs like a vise. It steers precisely and shifts effortlessly through all gears. Everything works including the radio and heater. Doors close smoothly with no sag. All glass and trim are excellent. Drives like a National Champion made by World Champion Shelby American. I have owned this Shelby GT350 for 15 years and I guarantee the authenticity of this car. The mechanics are great. Car has 1965 Shelby dash gauge-pod and R-model like gauges with Stewart Warner oil pressure, oil temp, amps and water temp in the factory Mustang GT gauge cluster. The car has a weight saving R-model front end. New 3-row radiator. Car needs motor and under side completely detailed. Solid floors and cowl does not leak. Straight body with nice 20-year-old paint. What is a "carryover car"?: in June 1965 when Ford was going to stop producing 1965 Mustangs to tool up for the 1966 cars, Shelby American ordered from the Ford San Jose plant 252 1965 K-code white fastback Mustangs with GT gauge clusters to keep the Mustang GT350 production line moving along. These white 252 1965 cars were made into 1965 GT350s with all 1965 GT350 performance features except for Detroit-locker rears (due to customer complaints). Then these 1965 cars had 1966 GT350 functional side brake-scoops, 1966 grills and 1966 GT350 plexiglass side windows installed. They were then sold as 1966 GT350s even though they were 1965 serial numbered Mustangs. Carryover cars even came with 15" Goodyear Blue Dot 130 MPH racing tires just like standard 1965 GT350s. The later 1966 GT350s after SFM6S252 are 1966 Mustangs and as production moved forward they randomly lost labor intensive performance modifications and features like: 1” lowered upper control arms, 15” Blue Dot wheels to 14” wheels, override traction bars, Koni shocks and weight saving rear seat package trays. *******Please call for pictures*******$60,500.00 Rick (301) 779-0114 **Ad Copyright 2004**