1966 Shelby GT 350 Vin # SFM6S286 I purchased this car in December of 1998 in Ridge Crest CA. It had been a street Shelby since it was sold new in 1966. It was originally an Automatic. Rare since it was not a Hertz car. I trailered the car home and began to disassemble the entire car. Once the car was down to the tub, I delivered the car to Walt Hane in Evergreen, CO. Walt was the 1966 BP Champion in an R-Model. He and his son Chip removed the drive train and suspension and had the car dipped. Once back from the dipper, the car was clean and the process begun to build the roll cage and stitch weld the entire body. All suspension pickup points were strengthened and reinforced. Walt and Chip built the rear suspension and had the car painted by Bob Hill in Colorado Springs. During this process I contracted with Curt Vogt at Cobra Automotive to build an engine for the car. We decided on a Boss 302 4 bolt main block and destroked it to 294 cubic inches. This way the car would be legal just about anywhere I wanted to race. The finished motor dyno tested at 475 HP. Curt shipped me the engine and I picked up the car from Walt and returned to Durango to finish the build. Cobra Automotive front suspension components were used along with the correct discs that were slotted and ceramic coated. SSB aluminum calipers were used along with Porterfield pads. For the Transmission I used the Tex Racing Super T10 along with a Tex Racing drive shaft. The rear end is the 9” Ford Detroit Locker. Two ratios, 4:30 and 3:89. Hurst shifter. Clutch is a Quarter Master 5.5 twin disc. New discs this past season. Radiator is a C/R aluminum with heat exchange unit for the oil cooler. Also an air/air oil cooler 12”X 6”. Oil temps never go above 200 even on the hottest summer days. Water temps will run in the 210 degree range. MSD billet distributor and MSD 6AL ignition. 3 Qt Accusump system. Halon fire system. 15 gallon Fuel Safe with Holly Blue fuel pump. Fram HPG1 fuel filter. Cool shirt system. R-Model dash with period correct Autometer gauges. Dual sensor EGT gauge and low oil pressure light. Original Shelby wooden steering wheel. Driver and passenger Sparco seat and Simpson 5 way belt system. Roll bar mounted video mount. American Torq-Thurst 15X8 wheels with Hoosier radial tires. 245/50 X 15 fronts and 275/50X 15 rears. 2 sets The picture I sent from last June at Pueblo for the TransAm reunion. Started 14th and won the race. It is very very clean for a race car. Never been in a shunt. The car as of today is ready to race. Gas and go. RMVR log book. I have a list of references if you would like to talk to other drivers that I have raced and know the car. Total hours 54. The engine was freshened at 38 hours. Rings, Rods Mains and valve job and valve springs.. Also we changed from a dual plane Cobra intake manifold to an Edelbrock Victor Jr. and had the manifold flow benched matched to the heads. Made a big difference.
SFM6S286. This car was sold new in CA and was very clean and original. I had the restoration done and brought back as an R model vintage race car. Raced since 2002 with NO DNF's I WILL COMPLETE THE TECH ONFORMATION SHORTLY. wITH COMPLETE PHOTOS.
Recent Competition History
Won several vintage races over the past 8 years. 2005 won the Best Example of a BP race car at the BRIC concours at Road America.