One-owner 1966 Shelby GT350 Selling at Mecum

Single Owner 1966 Shelby GT350 for Sale

Mecum is going all out for the 2022 Indianapolis auction with a single-owner 1966 Shelby GT350, one of only two that we are aware of that still belong to their original owners. This example was sold new in Syracuse, NY by Reynolds Motors, Inc and has a Paxton supercharger under the hood.

In addition to the originality of its owner, this GT350 retains its original ignition coil, fuel pump and water pump, starter, alternator, voltage regulator, even the original windshield wiper motor! It also has its original interior and exterior lighting as well as the original seats and carpeting. Not to mention the original 289 cid V8 and T10 four-speed manual transmission.

Do you want more original parts? Good, because this car has more! The instrument cluster and radio are exactly the same ones that came from the factory – aside from the added gauges for the supercharger – and it even has its original spare tire. As a side note, we would not advise using the original spare tire!

It almost seems trite to mention this considering everything else the car has going for it, but the original invoice and receipt are also included.

The odometer shows 29,431 miles which appear to be original – as though anything on this car wouldn’t be!

Supercharged GT350

The Paxton supercharger was installed in 1968, increasing the 289’s output to the 500 HP range. However, due to New York removing higher octane fuels from availability in the early ’70s the compression ratio was lowered to avoid any engine damage due to the lower-octane fuel. Eventually the car was dyno’d at 491 HP with the addition of a B&M Super Street camshaft and racing hydraulic lifters.

Even with those modifications, the car’s owner kept and catalogued all of the original components with only the clutch having been replaced by a Centerforce dual-disc clutch in 2010. The original cylinder heads, exhaust headers, and radiator shroud are in the Shelby’s trunk, along with the aforementioned Goodyear Blue Dot spare tire – again, we strongly advise not driving on the original spare tire!

The original invoice and receipt show that the car sold for $4,264 in May 1966. Copies of the invoice and receipt are part of a display that includes the spec sheet with all of the modifications Shelby American made to the car, as well as their respective prices, along with a copy of the Pre-Delivery Service Sheet and an article from the July 1966 issue of Car Life Magazine that covers the concept, specs, production, and performance of the Paxton-supercharged GT350.

There are so few opportunities to be the second owner of any car from 1966, let alone a Shelby GT350, that we expect this car to sell well above the median value of $231,000 when it hits the block on May 20 at the 35th Original Spring Classic in Indianapolis.