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Oct 24, 2012

New Restoration Project - 1966 Shelby GT350

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  It is the latest restoration project.
An exciting car just arrived at Maple Hill Restoration.  It is a Sapphire Blue 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  This is going to make a super nice car and a complete restoration is planned.

If you read our Blog, you know that we love the '65 and '66 GT350's, and you will see a lot of coverage about this car in the future.

This is a super nice and complete GT350.  It was purchased new at Hi-Performance Motors in California.  It was originally delivered with the optional ten spoke cast aluminum wheels and a 4 speed transmission.  The owner even still has the original window sticker!

I can't wait to share more pictures of this car!  Check out the images we have here along with the captions, and look for more here on the Virginia Classic Mustang Blog this upcoming Monday.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  Here is a shot of one of the original Koni front shocks.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  The Shelby Serial Number was stamped on the RH Front Fender Apron on the '65 and '66 GT350's.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  This cool car still has both of its original front fenders.  This one is dated November 29th.  Even though the year is not stamped, this would be 1965.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  The other fender is date stamped January 15th of 1966.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  Here is the original GT350 Serial Number plate.  It appears to have never been removed.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  This car still has its original engine along with the Shelby Accessories such as the Cobra Valve Covers, Oil Pan and Intake Manifold.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  The engine assembly date stamping is 6A7M.  The 6=1966, A=January, 7=7th day of the month.  The "M" may be the designation for the person that did the stamping.

1966 Mustang Shelby GT350.  Here is a copy of the original window sticker.  This car was sold new at Hi-Performance Motors in California.  It is a Sapphire Blue Shelby with the optional Ten Spoke cast aluminum wheels.  It originally was delivered without LeMans stripes and without a radio.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Brant for a new interesting blogg.
My friend Roland in Sweden owns 6S923 and it's engine was assembled one day prior to this one, i.e. 6A6. By comparing his Ford Vin with the HiPo book registry his car was produced on Jan 12th in San Jose. When was this car produced at San Jose? To me the left fender seems to be a little tight with it's 1 15 Date.

Virginia Classic Mustang Inc said...

I think that Jan 12th date you found is only the "scheduled" production date. The actual production dates are sometimes earlier and sometimes later.
I will have to check some other dates on this particular car, but I did note that there is an original horn dated January 17th.
It appears that this car was built later than the "scheduled" date.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Brant,
Does 6S933 still have it's original Holley carb? If so, what's the date code? Roland's is 581.

James Bondo said...

On the 1 15 3 fender, I see what looks like a crumple zone impression on the fender. On the 66 convertible I bought one fender was replaced by a ford part that had the crumple zone impressions yet the other fender which was original didn't. Any insight when they started doing this? Thank and love your blog!

Virginia Classic Mustang Inc said...

They started these sometime in late '65, I believe. These were only used on the LH side, not the RH.

James Bondo said...

Thanks for the insight. I dug into my Mustang Monthly Mags and noticed it there also. Thanks again. JW

Virginia Classic Mustang Inc said...

Sorry, it does not have the original carb.

James Bondo said...

I see production stamps everywhere on the sheet metal. Did they stamp the front aprons too? I see them on the rear aprons but I do not see the stamps on the front aprons. Just the VIN Number.

Virginia Classic Mustang Inc said...

Yes, there should be date stampings on both front fender aprons.