Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype

Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype

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. 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype has vinyl roof | ClassicCars.com Journal

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 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype has vinyl roof | ClassicCars.com JournalAmerican 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.

Jump to a Barrett-Jackson 30-Day Countdown vehicle:

1966 Shelby Cobra

918 Porsche Spyder

1967 Shelby Mustang

1957 Maserati 3500 GT

1969 Camaro ZL1 COPO

1955 Ford Thunderbird

1966 Shebly GT350

1971 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda 

1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

1968 Shelby GT500KR

1939 Talbot-Lago

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

 

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