First Production 1966 Shelby GT350 - Click above for high-res image gallery

There are quite a few Shelby Mustangs here at Barrett-Jackson, but if we could only buy one it would be this '66 GT350. What's so special about it? For starters, it's the very first one built. It's also got everything we would want in a classic Shelby - Wimbledon White paint with Blue Le Mans stripes, 4-speed transmission, 15-inch Cragar wheels, Goodyear blue dot tires and a fully-restored 289ci V8. The car also comes with its original owner's manual, SAAC club documentation and is listed in the Shelby American World Registry.

What's it worth? The market has spoken and it's said $247,500. That's quite a bit of cash, but like we said, if there's any Shelby here that we would buy, this would be it. Hit the jump for a full description of the car courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.

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This car, #SFM6S002 is the very first '66 production Shelby. It is the first of the 252 extremely desirable Shelby "carryover" cars built. #SFM6S001, the first serial numbered '66 Shelby, was slated to be a '65 Shelby. That car was modified as the prototype for production 1966 Shelby's and today retains its prototype status. #SFM6S002 has just received an incredibly complete ground-up restoration in its original Wimbledon White color with Guardsman Blue LeMans stripes. The black interior with original rear seat delete package shelf is just as it was originally built and delivered by Shelby on October 19, 1965. Shortly after the second owner acquired the car, it was extensively raced in the Mid West including Road America, Black Hawk Farms, Grattan, Mid Ohio, Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen. After being acquired from its second owner, the restoration was performed by Cobra Automotive of Wallingford, Connecticut. It is powered by a correct and fully rebuilt 289 Hi-Po, 306hp V8 and proper T-10M Aluminum 4-speed transmission. No expense was spared in the restoration back to its original state with many NOS and original date-coded parts. It is equipped with a Holley 715 CFM carburetor, 3.89 Detroit Locker rear, original dash mounted tachometer, radio delete, wood grain steering wheel, Shelby Cragar 15" wheels and Goodyear blue dot tires. These early production "carryover" cars combined the best of both the '65 and '66 Shelby's. They retain the hardcore '65 performance features with the distinctive '66 Shelby visual features added to set them apart from regular production Mustangs. This Shelby is listed in the Shelby American World Registry and comes with its original Shelby owner's manual, Hi-Po supplement, SAAC club documentation and more. Its number one production status and its racing pedigree make this a historically significant Shelby.

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