1966 Shelby GT350
Monterey Reunion Racer
1966 Shelby GT350
This Shelby GT350 was offered for sale by us in 2019. At that time the owner was looking to raise cash for a real estate development he was working on. In August, 2019, he decided to race the Shelby “one more time” at the Monterey Reunion. He had such a good run at Monterey that he decided to keep the car and look to other resources for his real estate project. Now, in 2020, the real estate project needs another influx of cash, so the Shelby is again available.
According to the Shelby American World Registry, the Shelby was originally shipped to National City, CA, on 6/21/1966. It was then purchased by original owner, Phillip Lynch, of Escondido, CA. on August 2, 1966. Thereafter the GT350 was purchased by Timothy Pitock of Fallbrook, CA. The car was next purchased by Dr. Richard Steele of Apple Valley, CA. Thereafter, the Shelby was sold to Jim Reed, of Newport Beach, CA. The Shelby was then sold to its current owner, also from California, in 2009.
The Shelby was used as a street car until the early 1990’s. At that time it was race prepared by well known Cobra racer/engineer, Dave Dralle, for competition road racing. The Shelby has been campaigned in vintage races ever since, including with SVRA, HMSA, and CSRG.
The Shelby is powered by a 289 cubic inch, wet sump, race engine with a Holly 650 carburetor putting out 425 horsepower. It has front disc brakes and drum rear brakes. The car is currently fitted with a competition driver’s seat, but the original seat comes with the car. The original engine will also be sold with the car.
It is believed every body panel on the Shelby is original, except for the GT350-R front air dam and plexiglas rear window – also GT350-R spec.
This is a beautiful example of a properly prepared Shelby GT350 competition road racing car that can still be returned to its original street specification. It even comes with its California title and registration.
The Shelby can be seen in action on the track during the Group 6A feature race at the 2019 Monterey Reunion. The race was televised and can be seen at 2019 Monterey Reunion Group 6A Race Once there, you can fast forward to 2:24.53 in the video timer to see the start of the race.
As you continue to watch the show you will see a significant portion of the video is devoted to the battle for top GT350 between Brad Oldenbrook in the #9 Shelby, and Charles McKee in the #219 Shelby.
Please contact us about this great GT350, and let’s give a new home.