FOR SALE: 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350

Originally used as a company car

Ford, impressed by Shelby Cobra’s racing wins, teamed up with Shelby American to boost the Mustang’s performance image. The 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang did just that, winning the SCCA B/Production National Championship.

To make the 1966 GT350 more affordable, Ford and Shelby simplified it. Complex suspension mods and rear bars were replaced with easier-to-produce parts. Inside, a standard Mustang dash with a Shelby tachometer replaced the custom gauges.

The spare tire moved to the trunk, allowing the rear seats to fold down. To keep it special, the 1966 GT350 got a new grille, unique rear quarter windows, and functional brake scoops. While slightly less extreme, the 1966 GT350 remained a powerful option, especially with the available supercharger kit that boosted horsepower by 100.

When new, this particular 1966 Shelby GT350 offered for sale on Bring A Trailer has a fascinating history. It began life as a company car for a Ford executive who served as a liaison with Shelby American. After serving this purpose, it was sold to a dealership in New York at a demonstrator discount. The current owner acquired it in 1991 and had it expertly refurbished, including a fresh coat of white paint with blue stripes and a black interior.

Under the hood sits a potent 289ci HiPo V8 engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Additional features include Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes, 10-spoke alloy wheels, Koni shocks, and a push-button AM radio. Completing the package is a fold-down rear seat, adding a touch of versatility.

This exceptional 1966 Shelby GT350 comes with a wealth of documentation, including owner’s manuals, Shelby American paperwork, verification of its Shelby American Automobile Club serial number, a Carroll Shelby Motors license plate frame, and a clean South Carolina title.

Source: Bring A Trailer