For Sale: 1966 Shelby GT350 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback Tribute The car is listed on AutoHunter Auction site. If you are interested in bidding on the car, please see the link below. - White with Blue Stripes - 289 V8 - 4 Speed Manual (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback Tribute on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Homage to the Tribute Cars - Hagerty Media, November 2020 Hagerty Media's Sam Smith nicely explained his idea and origins origins of the tribute car this way: No one knows who built the first tribute car. The question recalls the old line about racing, how the first car race took place shortly after the world's second car was built. The first tribute car was probably assembled five minutes after some enterprising mechanic noticed that the horseless carriage he wanted was both rare and expensive. When people want what they can't have, they often fall back on the next best thing-building one instead. And to those who might question the phenomenon, Smith made an excellent case: Finally, consider the automobile's intended use: Tribute cars let you drive and share historic moments that might be otherwise doomed to a quiet life of little more than display. By way of example, several years ago, my garage held a 1965 Ford Mustang fastback. Decades later, someone worked it over, making it drive like and visually resemble its more valuable sibling. I bought the Ford partly because I didn't have the bank account for a real '65 GT350, and partly because I adored how it worked. My car didn't quite feel like a real Shelby, but who's counting? I drove it hard and often, on back roads and road trips, in the rain and sweltering heat, leaving stop signs sideways in clouds of tire smoke.... Several months into ownership, while pumping gas in some rural town in the middle of nowhere, it occurred to me that had I been fortunate enough to own a real '65 GT350, I probably wouldn't have driven it in the same carefree, glorious fashion. Offered here is a very well-executed tribute to the 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback in the emblematic Shelby color combination: Wimbledon White with blue racing stripes over black. The price is well below the $250,000+ it could take to acquire the original version, which would then need to spend most of its time locked away somewhere for fear of damage or theft. In the Hagerty writer's words, this one can be enjoyed out on the road in a carefree glorious fashion. Originally a C-code Mustang, the car's odometer now reads 35,923 miles. The car's exterior is free of damage, dings, or dents. Body panel alignment is very good. The paint finish is uniform and properly applied including on door jambs and the undersides of the trunk lid and hood. The blue racing stripes on the hood, roof, and rear deck are properly aligned and applied (including to the lower front and rear valances). Shelby touches include the front grille with offset emblem, side brake-duct air scoops, through-the-rear-valance dual exhausts, and side stripes. Badging includes front-fender 289 engine identification, Mustang 2+2 model designation behind the front wheel wells, Mustang-emblem fuel filler-cap, and blue GT 350 designation on the blue side stripes. All chrome on the car is in excellent condition with minimal patina: bumpers, cabin-glass trim, side mirrors, and exhaust tips all show very well. Period-correct styled steel wheels (with chrome trim rings and Mustang emblem red center caps) are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter performance tires. Inside, the stock appearance remains with Shelby-like additions. Seat upholstery on the f

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Shelby GT350
  • Listing ID:CC-1528576
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:GT350
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:35923
  • Stock Number:21GKM312
  • VIN:6F09C721168

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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