1966 SHELBY GT350 #349
This superb vehicle is an original numbers matching K-code Hi Performance 289 with dealer installed Paxton Supercharger option (400 hp) and Shelby modified High performance C4 Auto. It is Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue Le Mans stripe and black interior.
As a group, the 1965-66 Shelby Mustangs are considered to be the purest in concept; they deliver pure uncompromising performance!. Early model Shelby GT350’s are among the most sort after collector cars you can find. Click here for more information on the model history.
This vehicle # 349 with Paxton Supercharger option was owned in the USA by Keith Harvey (owner of PAW Performance Automotive Warehouse) and by Craig Conley – owner of Paradise Wheels and franchise/patent holder for all early Paxton Supercharger products. It was imported to NZ in 2002 by Graeme Snell of New Plymouth and after extensive detailing, was on sold to Mike Morton of Auckland in May 2008.
This vehicle has been meticulously maintained in fully driveable condition. It is believed to have all original panels, mostly original paint, interior, carpet and seat belts. It was subject to an engine rebuild just prior to being imported. Everything works including the Ford AM radio and the heater. The glove box lid has been personally signed by Carroll Shelby.
“Good things come to
the driver of a GT350. Its cornering ability is a lovely
mixture of the beast getting the better of you
During 2005,2006 and 2007 the car gained a second place and two first places for “Best Shelby” at the New Zealand National Mustang Conventions against stiff opposition.
The VIN is SFM6s349: Decoding: S = Shelby, F = Ford, M = Mustang, 6 = 1966, s = Street, 349 = consecutive production number. (After the ’65 carry-over cars - 349 is one of the first one hundred 1966 cars built).
Both the Ford and Shelby VIN numbers have been verified by Howard Pardee at SAAC (See photo collection below)
There is extensive documentation and receipts which have been kept together with the car over a great number of years. This includes a copy of the original sales invoice to Hi Performance Motors, (See copy in photo collection below) an ultra rare Special Vehicle Order and Part Specification relating to the first 100 1966 units built, a full page article in Super Fords Feb 1994, a number of early photographs and an original poster.
Factory New Specifications
289 CID Hi Performance engine
(Dealer installed PAXTON Supercharger option)
High Rise Aluminium intake Manifold
Hi Performance Heavy Duty 3stage Auto Transmission
Cast Aluminium COBRA Oil Pan with special baffles
Cast Aluminium COBRA Valve covers
Hi Performance TRI-Y Headers/Dual Exhaust system
PCV Crankcase Vent system
Dash mounted Cobra 9000rpm Tachometer
Shelby American Front/Rear Suspension package with
1 inch diameter front anti roll bar and fully stabilised torque controlled rear axle with override traction bars
Adjustable Koni Heavy Duty Shocks Front/Rear
Shelby American 19:1 Quick Ratio Steering modification
Ford Woodgrain Deluxe Steering Wheel with GT350 Logo
Shelby American/Cragar Cast Alloy Wheels
Kelsey Hayes 4 pot Caliper ventilated front disc brakes
Oversize rear drum brakes with sintered linings
Integrally designed fully functional fibreglass air scoop
All black interior with bucket seats with Shelby approved 3 inch quick release competition seat belts
Rear compartment luggage panel/rear folding seat
Rocker Panel stripe and identification
Rear quarter panel Plexiglas windows
Detailed Current Specifications
General Pictures of Exterior