-12/17/14: 6S150 has been sold! Thanks for all of your interest. If you are looking for a Shelby Mustang please email me to be notified when another becomes available. Thank You.-
SFM6S150 is one of the 252 highly desirable 1966 “Carryover” cars which began life as late 1965 GT350s which were later serialized and sold new as 1966 model year cars. Most Shelby aficionados consider these 252 cars to be the best of the “first” GT350s due to their 1965 chassis and features (lowered upper a-arms, all-aluminum T-10M transmission, over-ride rear traction bars, 15” wheels, 1965 interior, 1965 Ford VIN) combined with the enhancements for 1966 (Plexiglas quarter windows, rear brake cooling scoops, rear seat, rear-exiting exhaust, etc.)
6S150 began life as a demonstrator for Shelby American’s Sales Representative Charles Beidler, Jr. It was originally equipped as it is today with factory LeMans stripes and Shelby/Cragar alloy mag wheels. It is also a rare original “Package Tray” car, made to continue building two-seater GT350s to satisfy the SCCA’s homologation requirements for B Production competition. Sold new on 5/19/1966, 6S150 has had just six owners since, all in California, the most recent for 24 years.
It is a highly original and rust free car with all original sheetmetal with the exception of the right rear quarter panel that was replaced with a Ford factory part very early in its life. The crucial original front fender aprons and all other sheetmetal is original with all Ford VIN stamps (verified by SAAC August, 2014, email from Howard Pardee on file) and date codes. The Shelby VIN tag is the original one fitted to this car, not a replacement. Inside the dash pad is original and mint, as is the original steering wheel. The seats are original Ford vinyl and excellent. A correct, original Ford vinyl fold-down rear seat was substituted for the original package tray many decades ago, but if one desired to install one reproduction ’66 package trays are available. The tach is the original one this car left Shelby with, not a reproduction. The paint is a very old, very honest repaint that still presents extremely well but does ineed have numerous stone chips and road rash that proves this GT350 has been driven like Carroll Shelby, Ken Miles, and Chuck Cantwell intended it to be.
The engine block is a correct K Code unit but not original to the car, as one might expect with a car that spent the first 12,640 miles of its life as a Shelby American demonstrator. However, the engine has all of its original/ correct components- S2MS intake, correct S2MS 715CFM Holley carburetor, HiPo (K Code) heads, original valve covers, balancer, oil pan, dual point distributor, etc.
The coveted all-aluminum T-10M trans is original to the car, as is the remainder of the drivetrain including the special 9” rear end and factory “big” brakes still fitted with the original sintered metallic linings that were fitted at Shelby in 1965. The shifter is a period Hurst unit. The T-10 is freshly rebuilt and shifts flawlessly.
I had 6S150’s engine completely rebuilt and dyno-tuned by George Forge of Motor Masters in Hartford, Wisconsin. George is one of the top race engine builders in the country and has built nearly all of my race and street engines for over 20 years. Additionally my shop went through every mechanical system and serviced as needed. The driveshaft has new u-joints and has been high-speed balanced. The clutch is new and balanced. A dual circuit brake master cylinder installed for safety. Michelin speed rated tires are fitted. A new factory-style exhaust with proper turn-downs has been fitted to the correct Tri-Y headers, although I did slip in a pair of Flowmaster Delta Flow mufflers to give it a little more bark out the back. The suspension has received new performance front springs, rebuilt original HiPo rear Ford leaf springs, and has been thoroughly checked and aligned, including a bump steer correction kit and negative wedge upper ball joint kit for even more impressive handling. All maintenance items are fresh and up to date including all fluids and a new battery. The car drives and performs extremely well with impressive power, great handling, a wonderful feel and that fantastic, hyper K Code soundtrack. Everything works. Period. I’ve put a few hundred miles on it over the last week and am quite smitten with it, as you may be able to tell from reading this!
In summary: 6S150 is a fantastic, completely honest and unrestored carryover car with great mechanical fitness and a wonderful patina. In a sea of restored cars 6S150 stands proud as few GT350s possess this kind of structural integrity, originality, and crystal clear history.
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 81,000 mi
- VIN: SFM6S150
- Condition: Like your favorite baseball glove
- Exterior Color: White/Blue
- Interior Color: Black
- Transmission: T10-M aluminum 4 speed
- Final Drive: 3.50 with factory Detroit Locker
- Engine: 289 CID "K Code" HiPo
- Drivetrain: RWD