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gimmea250swb

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What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:14:50 PM »
Okay, so Iím a new owner and am learning.  Iím curious what people will say to this.  In your opinion, what are the 3-5 most important original parts to have that make a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby (excluding VIN plate and chassis)? 


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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 11:32:54 PM »
Easy,289 hipo...

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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 11:35:20 PM »
Maybe a good question would be what are the differences between a '65 and '66.

Then you can delve into carryovers.

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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 12:07:53 AM »
289 Hipo Engine, Correct K code 9 inch differential, correct over ride or under ride traction bars,  correct Ray Brown seatbelts and certainly the correct 9000 RPM Cobra tachometer.  Those are my top five but there are ALOT of other things also.
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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 12:49:02 AM »
289 Hipo Engine, Correct K code 9 inch differential, correct over ride or under ride traction bars,  correct Ray Brown seatbelts and certainly the correct 9000 RPM Cobra tachometer.  Those are my top five but there are ALOT of other things also.
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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 01:21:03 AM »
All good items, might add original VIN plate...

The pedigree & VIN IMHO - parts and modifications can have been added to K codes, even another San Jose built K code fastback but ..............
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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 02:33:47 AM »
All good items, might add original VIN plate...

The pedigree & VIN IMHO - parts and modifications can have been added to K codes, even another San Jose built K code fastback but ..............

I agree with Jeff 100%. Itís the pedigree and story that make these cars, itís what makes them so much more then just a sum of the parts.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 02:48:23 AM by GT350Lad »
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Re: What makes a 66 Shelby a 66 Shelby?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 03:58:45 AM »
Engine, suspension, transmission, rear differential, rear brakes, functional side scoops, rear quarter window, exhaust, hood for basic starters plus the history as mentioned.  For more, see the 1966 registry.