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April 20, 2019

Cars Of The Day – Classic Cars For Sale – 1966 Shelby GT350

by Mike –

Here are my picks for the two classic cars for sale today that I would like to own. They are both 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustangs but with totally different histories. One is a street car and one is a special race car – this difference is reflected in the expected prices.

1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback

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1966-Shelby-GT350

This is a street car serial number 6S1759.

Mecom says,

– Believed to be 64,800 miles
– Ground-up restored over a 5 year period
– 750 miles since restoration
– Matching numbers 289/306 HP V-8

1966-Shelby-GT350 engine

– Borg Warner T10 close ratio 4-speed
– Original factory sheet metal and floors
– Sapphire Blue with Wimbledon White Le Mans Strips
– Optional 10 spoke alloy wheels
– Fold down rear seat
– Never any rust
– Factory original 4-speed transmission car
– Factory documentation
– Owner’s manual
– Service booklet
– Shelby brochure from 1966

1966-Shelby-GT350 interior

This Shelby GT350 is for sale at the Mecum auction in Monterey August 15-17, 2013. The estimate is $130,000 – $170,000.

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I like the street version of the Shelby GT350. The 1966 and the 1965 are the only model years of the GT350 that I want. I like this color combination and the history as described by Mecum.

1966-Shelby-GT350

The estimate price range is wide but these cars have been selling in the low to mid-$100,000 range so as a buyer I like the low end but as a seller I would like the high end. The auction company is trying to make everyone happy with this range.

1966 Shelby GT350 Race Car

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1966-Shelby-GT350

This is a race car once owned and raced by Sir Stirling Moss, chassis number SFM6S089.

Mecum says,

– Prepared by Chris Liebenberg for and raced by Sir Stirling Moss at 9 different venues in Europe (FIA) and Targa Tasmania (winner) from 1991-1997
– Liebenberg prepared the car to Full R Specifications
– Number 89 of 252 carry over cars from the 1965 original build
– Raced in 2012 Rolex Monterey Historics, in FIA spec, finished in top ten by Dominic Dobson
– Extensive documentation history that includes racing photos from European FIA events and Australia with Stirling Moss and Carroll Shelby along with numerous communications between the two
– Currently has both Colorado title and bill of sale from Stirling Moss
– Race ready condition

This Shelby GT350 race car is for sale at the Mecum auction in Monterey August 15-17, 2013. The estimate is $450,000 – $600,000 . This is 3.5 times the estimate of the street car above that was not owned by a racing legend.

1966-Shelby-GT350 engine

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While Sir Stirling drove this GT350 “in vintage competition from 1993 to 1999” and not in period racing – I still think this is very special and will always be an important part of Shelby GT350 history. If anyone wants a Shelby GT350 race car I think this one may be it.

1966-Shelby-GT350 Stirling Moss

The 1965 GT350 R models sell for more but few have this type of provenance. How many American race cars have been owned and driven by a Knight?

1966-Shelby-GT350 Stirling Moss

Imagine who held this steering wheel for six years

Let us know what you think about these classic Shelby GT350s in the Comments.

1966-Shelby-GT350 Stirling Moss

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