1966 Shelby GT 350

GT Supercharged Fastback

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate:
$140,000-$160,000 US
(Est.) 400bhp, 289 cu. in. V8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, C-4 three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc and rear hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108"
Based on Ford’s Mustang, which was introduced in 1964 to rave reviews, the Shelby GT350 was essentially a purpose-built racing car available to the public at local Ford dealers. Heavily modified at Ford’s behest by Carroll Shelby, the GT350 dominated American sports car racing in the mid-1960s. With famed driver Jerry Titus behind the wheel, it took the 1965 SCCA B-Production National Championship away from Chevrolet’s Corvette, cementing the GT350’s enduring status as a formidable competitor, both on and off the track.
Shortly after the Mustang’s launch, Paxton Products released its McCulloch centrifugal supercharger kit. In turn, Paxton’s Joe Granatelli approached Carroll Shelby with an eye to supplyi