The first 1966 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang prototype goes up for auction

The upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction will feature a number of rare cars, not least of which is this 1966 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang prototype. Barrett-Jackson says it’s the very first prototype for the ‘66 Shelby built and has been documented as such by the Shelby American Automobile Club. It also boasts its numbers-matching 289 cu. in. V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

Being the first of its kind and numbers-matching aren’t the only special things about the car, though. One of the odd features on the vehicle is the vinyl roof that wraps over the top and down the A- and B-pillars. This was never offered by Ford or Shelby on production cars, but it is correct to the car. It was a test case since Ford and Shelby were considering making it an option. Read more

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