1966 Shelby GT350 Pro-Touring Race Car
From the very beginning, the idea was to build a highly competitive 1966 Shelby GT350 Race Car to compete in the Gumball Rally, and to create the ‘ultimate’ Shelby GT350 w/ all of the whistles & bells needed to WIN the big race! It became one man’s quest to build the perfect 1966 Shelby Mustang that he has been dreaming about since he was a young boy.
The end result is nothing short of breathtaking!
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is very happy to offer you this absolutely gorgeous 1966 Shelby GT350 Recreation Pro-Touring Racer! All you really need to do is to look closely at the photos to see that he achieved his goal & so much more. His quest began by finding an original 1966 Ford Mustang body (A-Code car), which was 100% complete with absolutely no patchwork, or rust issues whatsoever. All of the original sheet metal was taken down to bare metal, completely media blasted, with the rear tubs widened to accept fat rear tires. All of the factory spot welds were completely re-welded throughout, mainly to strengthen the front end. Dynamat sound deadening liners were used throughout the entire car. She was then finished in 1996 Viper Blue (PPG base coat/clear coat) w/ Wimbleton White stripes. This no-expense spared $25,000 professional paint job is second to none, period! The dash pad was removed, all rivet holes were filled, and then painted in body color w/ the white stripes coming all the way into the car. A very cool idea! The original front & rear bumpers were completely sandblasted & painted to match the car, which is a very nice added touch. The hood scoop is 100% functional & the original hood-mounted indicator lights were modified to work as oil / alternator dummy lights, another very cool idea! The side-mounted air-cooling ducts are also 100% functional to help keep the brakes nice & cool. A set of running lights were custom installed in the center below the front bumper, and headlights were upgraded using Sylvania Silverstar Halogen bulbs, which really light up the road. She sits on custom 17” Shelby aluminum wheels w/ Nitto tires (245/40/ZR17 up front & 315/35/R17 Extreme Drag Radials on the rear), which gives this gorgeous Mustang that beefy profile. The undercarriage is beautifully detailed w/ all brand new components throughout, including: Total Performance front end, 4-link Total Performance rear end, coil-over shocks, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, and 20-gallon fuel cell w/ dual fuel pumps.
Open the driver’s door and you will find a beautiful custom black interior with mainly original aesthetics built for comfort, safety, as well as functionality. Features include: painted dash w/ all factory original gauges (fully restored), Auto Meter tachometer (dash-mounted), custom-built one-off 6-point roll cage, Recaro leather racing seats, Deist 4-point racing harnesses, Ididit chrome tilt steering column, MOMO Race steering wheel, power windows, Hurst shifter, original-style AM/FM radio, JL Audio speakers, (2) dash-mounted fuel pump switches, 10 Lb. NOS tank (mounted in center behind seats), all-new wiring harness w/ blackout switches, and on & on! The Recaro leather racing seats are extremely comfortable & fully adjustable to fit anyone @ any size. The custom-built 6-point roll cage is very unobtrusive & hardly noticeable, which I really love. There is no stepping over any roll bars to get in or out of the car. The interior retains its original look & feel, an important quality in my opinion.
Now, let’s get to the heart of this beast, shall we?
Under the hood, nestled inside the nicely detailed engine bay, resides a brand new all-aluminum custom-built Dart 351 Windsor stroked to 427ci, which produces 700hp at the crank! Features include: Dart Stage III aluminum heads (fully ported from factory), Calais cross-drilled billet knife edge crankshaft, H-beam forged connecting rods, Ross 11.1 racing pistons, solid roller camshaft, Shaft rocker arms, Holly 950cfm carburetor, Chrysler lifters, titanium retainers, Victor Jr. intake manifold (match ported), MSD ignition (w/ 7200 rev limiter), fluid dampener, heavy duty motor mounts, windage tray, Custom-built Hedman headers, custom 3.5” jet-coated exhaust w/ Flowmaster mufflers, and on & on! The MSD ignition is custom installed under the dash (passenger side) to give the engine bay a much cleaner look. A custom-made micro switch was attached to the carburetor so that when you open up the NOS tank & stomp your right foot down, an extra 200hp is added to the mix, which brings overall horsepower to 900hp !! This awesome custom-built powerplant is linked to a brand new Keisler Tremec TKO 600 5-speed transmission (Lakewood scatter shield bellhousing, dual disc clutch rated @ 2000hp, hydraulic throw out bearing), which feeds all of that power to a custom-built Ford 9” rear end (Strange aluminum center section, 35-spline tapered axles & 2.70 tail gears). The driveshaft has 1350 yolk at the transmission, and third member is setup w/ a 1350 yoke for the heavy-duty U-joints. The entire driveline is heavily beefed up to handle anything that you throw at it! As you can imagine, this awesome machine runs & drives beautifully and is very, very fast! The Ron Davis aluminum radiator w/ dual hi-speed spal fans & custom aluminum overflow tank help to keep her running nice & cool, even in hot summer weather.
Again, the original idea was to run the Gumball Rally across the country, so everything was thoroughly thought out to be able to handle the harshest conditions. This 1966 Shelby GT350 Recreation Racer is one of the most beautiful muscle cars that I have ever laid eyes on, and I have owned well over 1000 cars in the last decade or so. She is for the car guy who wants a top-shelf classic muscle car that can be enjoyed to the fullest, the absolute best of the best, so to speak. With over $180,000 invested in the build, it is priced extremely well. Due to a very busy schedule, the Gumball Rally was never realized, not yet anyway. This really would be the perfect car to make such a journey in, that’s for sure. Will you be the one who will make the journey?
Enclosed shipping is available anywhere in the world at the buyer’s expense.