Tuesday, August 27, 2019

1966 Shelby GT350 carryover - $291k

A 1966 Shelby GT350 carryover, one of 252 produced, with fewer than 16,500 original miles sold recently for $291k, and that might be a bargain. As production of the 1965 Shelby GT-350s wound down, Shelby American began work on the 1966 version.

In order for them to continue operations, Shelby American ordered 250 “K” Code 1965 Mustangs toward the end of the 1965 Mustang production run.

The cars would be available to “carry-over” the Shelby American plant.
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. The white 2+2 fastbacks were fitted with the high performance 289 V8 rated at 271hp, then massaged with an aluminum high-rise intake manifold, Holley four-barrel carburetor, Tri-Y headers, and a glasspack dual exhaust system to produce 306hp and 329 ft-lb of torque. A Borg Warner four-speed put that power to the rear wheels, and the 2,800-pound car could sprint to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds, with a top end of 126 mph.
This ultra top end example made $440k in January.