For Sale: 1966 Ford Mustang in Bellevue, Washington


Vehicle Description

This 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback is an extremely high-quality Shelby GT350H Re-Creation that's superbly crafted throughout and beautifully finished in mile-deep and correct color Raven Black with Gold Metallic Stripes over an impeccable Black Interior. Pro-Built 289ci V8 Engine, 4-Speed 'Top-Loader' Manual Transmission, Holley 4-bbl Carb with Manual Choke, Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold, Headers, Magnum Wheels with Wheel-Center Caps featuring the Hertz Sports Car Club logo, 9" Rear End, Wood-Rimmed Moto-Lita Steering Wheel, Correct Shelby Tachometer, Hood Pins, Fold-Down Rear Seat. The engine was recently rebuilt, Trans and Differential recently rebuilt as well. Work on the car has been completed by an all-professional team of vendors and shops as directed by American Ponies, a private restoration organization. Tony Branda, SAAC, and other Shelby specialists have provided technical support, and/or parts. The car has less than 100 miles since completion and is in what we consider the 'shake-down' stage. We've seen hundreds of fabulous Mustangs and restomods here at Park Place over the years and, to put it simply, This Is An AWESOME Car. If you're ready to stand out with an iconic American classic that is the perfect mix of muscle car attitude and first class modern performance, featuring a no-nonsense combination of menacing looks and vicious street manners, this is your kind of car.This awesome Mustang was built to honor the very rare and prestigious Shelby GT350H, also known as the Hertz Rent-A-Racer. True originals fetch in excess of $200,000 and you wouldn't dare drive one. With this fine example, you can be the center of attention at your local car show, and enjoy a car that you can be very proud of and not be afraid to drive. This Mustang GT350H is ready to be driven, shown, admired and enjoyed for years to come and will make a fine addition to any garage.This car has had a careful ground up restoration and detailing to be a drivable yet very high-grade representative of the 1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz model. Though Not 100% true to the original Shelby GT350's, care was taken with the car to use correct components in every opportunity, providing a realistic appearance and driving experience with some emphasis on low maintenance and safety. The very straight and solid body was completely stripped and fitted with a Dynacorn steel frame hood before being painted in the Black and Gold Hertz paint scheme. All new gaskets and seals were installed with new windshield glass and correct Shelby plexiglass quarter windows. New stainless glass trim and windshield wiper arms were installed along with new bumpers and overriders. A new fuel tank, fuel lines, brakelines and wire harnesses were fitted followed by a completely new interior top to bottom. An AM/FM slide bar stereo with I-pod connection from CustomAutoSound was installed in the dash along with new stereo in-dash speaker. Details like the Shelby dash mounted tachometer, new full gauge panel, and Shelby Lap belts were given care to be correct and functional. All lighting has been replaced with new assemblies, lenses, and bulbs.Under the hood of this example is a freshly rebuilt .030 over 289, built to A code spec's with a warmer Comp Cams hydraulic cam eliminating the mechanical lifter maintenance issues. Topped by an Edelbrock intake manifold and new Holley 715cfm S2M LeMans carb. A correct Cobra air cleaner, hollow letter valve covers and high capacity T-pan are installed. The motor has been fitted with a Ford Motorsports windage tray and Ford high volume oil pump. Ignition is Pertonix electronic with rev limiter and matching chrome coil. Exhaust is handled by new Hedman Elite headers in black ceramic and flowing into a 2.5" all stainless steel Magnaflow exhaust system with X-pipe and quiet mufflers exiting chromed stainless down-turn tips. A new alternator with correct Shelby pulley and spacers, new starter, new battery, cables and solenoid, along with a correct new windshield washer bag and pump detail the engine bay. A new 3-row radiator, hoses, flex fan, and correct fan shroud make the car parade ready.View underside pics here.Only four Shelby 4-speed examples of the Hertz GT350 were originally built, as well as the automatics that Hertz selected, and this car was patterned after them. A new clutch was installed with correct Shelby pedal linkage. The transmission is a freshly rebuilt David Kee Toploader with close ratio gears and a new Hurst Competition Plus shifter and linkage. The driveshaft and joints are completely new and balanced by Drivelines NW. The Rear axle was rebuilt with a new 3.25 ratio Trac-Loc positraction.The suspension is Mustangs Plus Grab-a-Track system featuring 620lb front springs and matching mid-eye rear springs. New control arms and the Shelby specification 1" dropped upper control arms, urethane bushings and gas shocks work with a 1" front sway bay to make the car handle excellent. Shelby under-ride traction bars are installed in back, and an Export Brace with Monte Carlo bar stiffens the front end. The Brake master cylinder is new and updated to a dual reservoir for safety.A new fast ratio steering box with Shelby Quick-Steer arms make for heavy parking lot steering but very good road manners once rolling. A real Moto-Lita steering wheel is fitted, made in England like the originals. The car rolls on new chrome 15" Magnum wheels with Hertz caps and 225/60R-15 BFG Comp TA's. The trunk is detailed with correct hardboard panels, trunk mat, jack and jack handle.After being introduced for the 1965 model year, the Ford Mustang had very quickly become the apple of the sports car world's eye, with sales dwarfing virtually every competitor and spawning a number of variants. The Mustang's wild popularity can be attributed to styling and performance. In 1965 the Shelby Mustang came to life with the introduction of the high-performance Shelby GT350. This powerful race-ready Mustang became an instant hit on and off the track. Although the 1965 Shelby GT350 is what started it all, the 1966 Shelby GT350H is the car that delivered the message to the world. As can be imagined, the car is a favorite among Mustang enthusiasts worldwide.This Mustang has benefited from a comprehensive professional restoration/custom build to the highest level. Ground-up restoration. Laser straight panels with better-than-factory fitment and gaps, and a flawless finish all attest to the high-level of craftsmanship that this car was subject to. Upgraded and New throughout. Electrical and Ignition System, Cooling System Including Radiator and Cooling Fan, Water Pump and all New Belts and Hoses, All New Brakes with New Master Cylinder and Booster, New Weatherstripping. Built to provide modern reliability and a streetable driving attitude - with plenty of horsepower to back up the attention that this intimidating Mustang Fastback commands.In September of 1965 Shelby American General Manager Peyton Cramer struck up a deal with Hertz to offer the 1966 GT350H Mustang as a rental car. The program was a clever one for Ford and Shelby as it worked to promote the Shelby Mustang to potential buyers. As Ford puts it, "The idea was to put high-performance, special-edition Shelby Mustang coupes into the hands of racing enthusiast-minded rental customers." That's right, if you were a Hertz Sports Car Club member back in 1966 (and 25 years of age), you could drive off the rental car lot in a performance 306 hp Mustang fastback. Total cost: $17 a day and 17 cents a mile. Not a bad deal by today's standards and not a bad deal back then.For more information on this sensational '66 Shelby GT350-H tribute, or any of our 100+ Collectible and High-Performance Sports Cars always in stock, contact o...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-923711
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Raven Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:68934
  • Stock Number:9202
  • VIN:6F09A293169