Ended - a Premium Listing on Bring a Trailer Auctions : Paxton-Supercharged 1966 Shelby GT350 5-Speed
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This 1966 Shelby GT350 was sold new by Hayward Motors in California on January 21, 1966 and remained with its first owner until his passing in 1984. The car was acquired from the second owner in 1989 by the current owner, who later sold and reacquired it in the mid-2000s. The 289ci HiPo V8 was fitted with a Paxton supercharger in the 1990s and is mated to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission. Finished in Wimbledon White with blue stripes, the car is also equipped with a Holley carburetor, front disc brakes, 15” Shelby/Cragar-style alloy wheels, black vinyl upholstery, and a fold-down rear seat. An included binder contains original sale invoices, service records dating back to new, SAAC registry correspondence, and other historical ownership documents. This GT350 shows 91k miles and is offered on dealer consignment with an owner’s manual, the removed four-speed transmission, and a clean California title.
The exterior is finished in Wimbledon White with blue Le Mans stripes and side stripes. Features unique to Shelby Mustangs include a steel-framed fiberglass hood with a scoop, hood pins, plexiglass rear quarter windows, fiberglass brake-cooling scoops on the rear fenders, and a bullet-style side mirror. A black California license plate is present up front and wears the number shown on the car’s 1966 registration card. Closeups of the finish, trim, and lenses are presented in the photo gallery below.
Shelby-Crager 15” alloy wheels were optional for early 1966 Shelby Mustangs and on this example are fitted with Michelin Pilot tires. A matching spare is housed in the trunk. Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes were standard on GT350s, as were larger rear drum brakes than those used on regular Mustang models.
The cabin is trimmed in black knit vinyl over the front bucket seats as well as the optional fold-down rear seat, with color-keyed door panels and carpeting. Additional features include a wood-rimmed steering wheel, black lap belts for all four occupants, and an AM radio. The passenger-side visor was signed by Carroll Shelby.
Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer flanked by gauges monitoring fuel level, oil pressure, amperage, and coolant temperature. A Shelby 7k-rpm tachometer is retained on top of the dash, and a fuel pressure gauge and a supercharger pressure gauge have been added under the dash. The five-digit odometer shows approximately 91k miles.
The K-code 289ci HiPo V8 features a four-barrel Holley carburetor along with a period Paxton supercharger and a Cobra-branded intake plenum that were added during previous ownership around 1990. Power is sent to the rear wheels by a Tremec T5Z five-speed manual transmission that was also added in the 1990s, while the removed four-speed manual transmission is included in the sale.
The GT350’s suspension system features Koni shock absorbers all around, as well as override rear traction bars and a larger front sway bar than the standard Mustang. Additional underside images are provided in the gallery below.The dealer invoice is dated November 30, 1965 and lists alloy wheels, Le Mans stripes, and rear seats as optional equipment, along with delivery to Hayward Motors. The original sale contract, dated January 21, 1966, is shown in the gallery below and lists a total price of $3,061.80. Also shown in the gallery are California registration cards from 1966 through 1978, as well as documentation from later sales and a 2002 letter from SAAC’s Howard C. Pardee verifying the serial numbers. A video featuring the car is attached below and includes ride along and driving footage.
View this article in Ford Authority : https://fordauthority.com/2020/12/paxton-supercharged-1966-shelby-gt350-is-a-real-dream-machine/
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