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SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:08:15 AM »
SMF6S061 at Mecum in Kissimmee in January.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0119-359488/1966-shelby-gt350-fastback/

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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 04:51:08 AM »
Nice car, thanks for sharing
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 05:02:43 AM »
“306 HP Cobra 289......”

Now that’s advertising!
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:55:47 AM »
I hate when folks tear into cars that are for sale or coming up at auction, but this car has some obvious issues.  Whoever may be interested in it, should at minimum check out the Carryover website and get informed.

https://carryovergt350.com/

No doubt it will be bring strong money because the 'carryover craze' has been nuts lately.
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 10:47:37 AM »
HIGHLIGHTS
SFM6S061
1 of 252 Carryover Cars 1965
Owned and lovingly maintained by the same family since 1967
Davis' cousin purchased the car in 1967 at approximately 900 miles
Purchased by Davis in the 1990s
Shipped new to Republic Ford, Inc. in Houston Texas
One cosmetic refresh administered in 1992 in correct Wimbledon White with Blue Lemans stripes
Body has never been disassembled
Original drivetrain
289/306 HP V-8 engine
4-barrel carburetor
Hollow letter valve covers
Toploader 4-speed transmission
Front disc brakes
Original interior and glass
Dash-mounted 9,000 RPM tachometer
Single chrome mirror
Functional rear quarter scoops
Shelby/Cragar 5-spoke wheels


Owned and maintained by the same family since 1967, this 1966 Shelby GT350 is offered for sale from the Wayne Davis Collection for the first time in more than 50 years. Sold new in February 1966 at Republic Ford in Houston, Texas, the Shelby was acquired two years later by Davis’ cousin. Davis purchased the GT350 from his cousin in the 1990s and has owned it ever since. Listed in the Shelby Registry as VIN SFM6S061, the GT350 is one of 252 known as “carryover cars.” In order to have Shelby Mustangs in showrooms for the beginning of the 1966 model year, Shelby American started with 1965 fastbacks, converting them into 1966 GT350s with a number of 1965 Shelby components, including 15-inch wheels, lowered A-arms, Koni shock absorbers and override traction bars. The Mustang grille and instrument panel were also updated to 1966 specs. The Davis family GT350 remains very original with its factory interior, window glass and early production hollow-letter aluminum valve covers. There was one cosmetic refresh in 1992 in the correct Wimbledon White with blue stripes. The body has never been disassembled and the 306 HP Cobra 289, Toploader 4-speed and nine-inch rear end are original to the car. Per the Shelby Registry, 6S061 was ordered with the optional 15-inch Shelby/Cragar 5-spoke wheels. Like all 1966 GT350s, the Davis Shelby was delivered to Shelby American as a K-code Mustang fastback. To differentiate the 1966 model and to further distinguish the Shelby from the standard Mustang, functional quarter-panel scoops were added along with Plexiglas windows in the C-pillars. Under the hood, the 289 High Performance engine was modified with an aluminum intake with Holley 4-barrel and Tri-Y headers. Inside, the Mustang’s black standard interior was updated with a wood steering wheel, dash-mounted 9,000 RPM tachometer and competition seat belts.

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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 11:05:21 AM »
  My biggest concern would be the "top  loader" 4speed.  I hope that is a mistake and the original all aluminum T10 is actually there. The rest of the stuff is minor in comparison  and mostly under the hood. Nice car I hope it does well.
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 11:41:09 AM »
+1 on the T10.  I don't mind if there's a toploader in it, but the T10 better be in the trunk.   ;D

Another thing that I see is the 66 style bezel and dash pad.  Bezel is no big deal, but the 66 dash pad had four additional holes for the studs that were molded in.  One on each end and two by the radio.  These will show if you go back to the 65 style.  Hopefully, they didn't drill the dash.

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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 12:43:29 PM »
Hey wait
Other than a paint job it’s totally untouched.
Honest.

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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 01:20:44 PM »
Is it just my 4.00am eyes, or is there no export brace support?

and the custom fender bolts are nice... ;D
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 01:44:26 PM »
      Typical sales hype. About 75% correct and "adjusted"  content. It wouldn't even get honorable mention in a "judged" event. STILL a NICE car , you just can't take the description verbatum.
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 02:13:32 PM »
Is it just my 4.00am eyes, or is there no export brace support?

and the custom fender bolts are nice... ;D
The support is there, just really hard to see with the lack of contrast in that area of the photo.

It does have the really rare tilted washer bag option!  ::)
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 03:01:18 PM »
Is it just my 4.00am eyes, or is there no export brace support?

and the custom fender bolts are nice... ;D
The support is there, just really hard to see with the lack of contrast in that area of the photo.

It does have the really rare tilted washer bag option!  ::)

I saw the tilted bag option Dave and have seen that rare option several times after popping Bonnet!  ;)
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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 03:11:25 PM »
It does have the hard to find C4ZE-G2 W-MO radiator.  Looks like 3 65 date code.  I think this date code is the most common for 1965.

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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 03:19:11 PM »
It does have the hard to find C4ZE-G2 W-MO radiator.  Looks like 3 65 date code.  I think this date code is the most common for 1965.

Cory

Stant lever release cap on that radiator should be a crime.

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Re: SFM6S061 Up for Auction
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 04:09:10 PM »
It does have the hard to find C4ZE-G2 W-MO radiator.  Looks like 3 65 date code.  I think this date code is the most common for 1965.

Cory

I saw that, I think there is a few of us that would love to have that radiator  ;)
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