Enthusiasts Carroll Shelby’s Personal 1966 GT350H Fastback Goes to Auction

18:46  11 march  2018
18:46  11 march  2018 Source:   Automobile

Shelby GT Prototype To Be Auctioned At Scottsdale

  Shelby GT Prototype To Be Auctioned At Scottsdale The Carroll Shelby Foundation is to offer a Shelby GT prototype at the Barrett-Jackson sale to raise money for children suffering with life-threatening illnesses.In total only 2,214 GTs were built with 583 convertibles variants made. It came with a 4.6-liter V8 fitted with Ford Racing’s Power Upgrade Package. That boosted power to 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) with torque increasing to 330 pound-feet (447 Newton-meters).

Are you looking to own a piece of American history? Well, feast your eyeballs on this former Hertz Rent-a-Racer in Wimbledon White with factory painted LeMans stripes in Guardsman Blue.

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Sure, you've seen it before, but this particular 1966 Shelby GT350H was formerly owned and driven by Mr. Carroll Shelby himself—and it is going to auction at Bonhams in Scottsdale, Arizona this month.

The racy rental cost Hertz $3,865 back in 1966 and it did a yearlong tour in sunny San Diego, California. It was likely rented for about $17 a day, at 17 cents per mile to enthusiasts before being purchased by its first owner the following year.

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Under the hood, a small-block 289ci V-8 engine powers the GT350H. The V-8 is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.

Its second owner took it to Vancouver, Washington and added a 1965 GT350 pod with tach and oil pressure gauge, R-Model apron, valve covers, radiator, roll bar, R-Model wheels, and a rear spoiler according to the auction house.

Rare Shelby Prototype to hit the Stage at Barrett-Jackson

  Rare Shelby Prototype to hit the Stage at Barrett-Jackson Next Friday, January 19, 2018, at the 47th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, this rare 2008 Ford Shelby GT convertible will cross the block as lot #1012. This Shelby GT is not only the prototype for the first Shelby convertible since 1970; it was also driven by Carroll Shelby for promotional purposes in several magazine stories and served duty as a media press car. The Shelby GT will be driven across the Barrett-Jackson stage by Carroll's "The Carroll Shelby Foundation has been helping kids with the race for life since 1991," said Aaron Shelby, Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. "We're selling the Shelby GT prototype driven by my grandfather to help raise money for the charity that he loved.

1966 Shelby GT350H Fastback 4© Automobile Magazine Staff 1966 Shelby GT350H Fastback 4

Shelby bought it after soon after that and the GT has resided in his collection since then. The spoiler was eventually removed and Shelby returned the car to its original condition over the years.

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The classic car goes to auction on January 18. Shelby's GT350H is expected to fetch $150,000 to $200,000 if you are thinking about adding it to your collection.

2017 Ford GT Nets $2.55 Million for Charity at Barrett-Jackson .
Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari 212 Europa top for-profit salesBarrett-Jackson is just one of the several auctions running during what's become known as Scottsdale Auction Week, but no other auction house touches this kind of volume. With over 1,700 vehicles crossing the block all through the week, Barrett-Jackson sold $106.8 million worth of cars, plus another $10 million in charity vehicles and automobilia.

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