Nevada Shelby American Automobile Club


1966 SHELBY GT350


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  Shelby Vehicle Identification Number     Ford Vehicle Identification Number
S Shelby 6 Model Year (1966)
F Ford   R Assembly Plant (San Jose, California)
M Mustang 09 Body Code (2 Dr. Fastback)
6 Production Year (1966) K Engine Code (289 Cubic in. 271 High Performance)
S Street (No Competition models produced) 123456 Consecutive Unit Number

Consecutive production number: Begins with 001 and ends with 2380






        Stock color-Wimbledon White, Sapphire Blue, Candy Apple Red, Ivy Green, Raven Black

        Optional Lemans stripes-Guardsman Blue on white cars; white on all others except Hertz cars

        Hertz cars- usually black with gold stripes; occasionally came in the other four colors;

            side stripes all gold, Lemans stripes occasionally deleted

        Hood-one piece fiberglass with integral scoop; held closed by two racing-type klik-pins;

            some later cars used steel hoods with steel scoop and stock Mustang latching mechanism

        Outside mirror -dealer-installed option, usually chrome Ford 'Rotunda" bullet mirror

        Wheels, standard-early cars used 15x5 1/2 steel wheels; later cars used 14x6 painted Magnum 500

        Wheels; Hertz cars used 14x6 chrome Magnum 500 wheels

        Wheels, optional- early cars used 15x6 Cragar/Shelby wheels until supply ran out;

            later cars used 14x6 aluminum 10 spoke wheels

        Side scoops-fiberglass with functional ducting to rear brakes

        Side quarter windows -clear Plexiglas with aluminum trim and black plastic interior trim



        Stock color-Black

        Steering wheel-Mustang GT deep-dish plastic 'wood grain' with chrome 'GT350' center cap*

        Tachometer-'COBRA' 9000 RPM, mounted with bracket on top of dashboard

        Seat belts-3 in. wide competition, black with chrome hardware, manufactured by "Ray Brown" , "American Safety" or "IMPACT"

        Rear shelf-black fiberglass with front-to-rear ribs (spare mounted in trunk); different from 1965 shelf; found on earliest cars-others had Mustang fold-down rear seats



        289 C.I.D./271 H.P. Ford Hi-Po block and heads

        'COBRA' finned aluminum valve covers-early cars had 1965 style hollow-letter covers;

            later cars had Solid-Letter style with black crinkle-finish

        'COBRA' 7 1/2 qt. finned aluminum oil pan

        'COBRA' aluminum hi-rise intake manifold with small letters {later cars used large letter type) *

        715 CFM Holley carburetor {automatic cars used Autolite 595 CFM carb)

        'Tri- Y' steel tubing exhaust headers glass packed mufflers with rear-exiting exhausts

        Paxton supercharge optional with twin gauges mounted under dashboard



        Standard-Borg Warner T -10 close-ratio with aluminum case

        Optional-Ford C-4 high performance automatic



        Standard-9-in. Ford open

        Optional-Detroit Automotive locking



        Front upper A-arms lowered 1 in. on first 252 cars

        Koni adjustable shock absorbers standard on first 252 cars; optional on all others

        Special lengthened Pitman and idler arms

        Larger 1 in. sway bar

        Monte Carlo stabilizer bar

        Export brace

        Rear torque control arms {1965-type override bars on first approx. 850 cars;

            later cars used 'Traction Master' under ride bars)

        Axle limiting cables in rear



        Large front discs

        Large rear drums

        Sintered metallic linings

        Large master cylinder (some Hertz cars used 3-bolt master cylinder booster)

        Proportioning valve


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