1966 Shelby GT350
Monterey Reunion Racer
1966 Shelby GT350
This Shelby GT350 was offered for sale by us in 2019. The owner raced the car at the Monterey Reunion in August. Although he needed to sell the car to raise funds for a real estate project he was working on, he had such a good time at Monterey that he decided to hold off on selling the Shelby.
Now, in the cool days of winter, he has decided the real estate investment is more important than racing the car again, 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 GT350 has also been entered in, and accepted for, the 2019 Monterey Reunion.
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.
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 by IMSA Television, 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.
Serial Number: SFM6S1532