Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sydney Mustang 1966 Shelby GT350

Shelby guys might like to know this beautiful original 1966 Shelby GT350, which is auctioned next month in the 2008 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic Auction.



We do not see see a few original Shelbys for sale in Australia, but not very often. This example is the beginning of 6S263, and was originally a white car at Le Mans stripes, and was delivered to Ford Trudell, Inc., Warren, Michigan, November 15, 1965, before the car in order to respond to This specification was Northwestern Motor Car Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which took delivery of 23 February 1966.

Be the beginning of 1966, car, this Shelby several important functions later gradually reduce costs, including lowered front control arms, traction bars rolling axle cable and bonnet latch limiting deleted. On April 6, 1971 Shelby was sold to Arnold E. Benson Ford Grant of Florida who has it in stock, with a collection of more than 100 years in a shed from 1976 until his death in 2001 with 40,950 miles on the odometer.




Since then, the car changed hands several times and has undergone a complete restoration was done with the specification "with factory oxide red nose and sprayed over the exterior color. L exhaust has been changed to 1965 side tubes with a correct reproduction and the transmission shifts to a picture of T-5 five-speed road improved (transmission and the original components remain with the car) for reconstruction. The engine keeps the engine block casting with the correct dates in the block, heads, transmission and differential all correspondents. The car is painted in the original color of white and blue stripes remains Crager wheels. The car came to Australia in a short time after the restoration was completed in mid-2004 with 41,600 miles on the clock and odometer now reads a little over 43,000 miles. "


"The current owner has only made one change, because to buy a car that suits modern seat belts to meet local codes, but the original belts are included in the sale and can easily be reinstalled."

Shannons said that the car is sold "as documented, including the two factory invoice, purchase order, notes of the factory, the U.S. securities that trace the history back to 1971, Shelby American Club of verification and images intact."