This is the seventh vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
Chassis No. SFM6S001 is a historic pre-production prototype, the very first 1966 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang built and is documented in the SAAC Shelby American World Registry.
It’s powered by a matching-numbers high-performance 289ci V8 engine and 4-speed T10 manual transmission.
Conceived and built to homologate Ford’s wildly successful Mustang for SCCA competition, Carroll Shelby’s original GT350 exemplified Ford’s “total performance” mantra and conferred an unbeatable image on the trendsetting new pony car.
A primary Shelby American test car used for most of the driving tests for the 1966 GT350 development program, it was also used to evaluate a vinyl roof treatment, which ultimately was not released for sale.
This GT350 was also shown by Shelby American and depicted in Shelby American brochures and marketing for 1966 and includes welded export brace brackets, and all the welded/filled holes in the body panels for the standard Mustang emblems and body moldings that were removed during the Mustang’s conversion into the first ’66 GT350.
Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction is scheduled for January 13-21 at the Westworld complex.
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