Classic Recreations, known for its award-winning Shelby muscle builds, is offering a 1966 Shelby GT350CR prototype that will grace the Mecum Auction during Monterey Car Week on August 16, 2013 at 4:05pm. Look for lot number F165 for this one-of-a-kind GT350. Licensed to build Shelby vehicles, Classic Recreations uses the classic styling of the old-school Shelby such as the riveted quarter window covers, side-exhaust, functional brake scoops, and last but not least, the iconic LeMans stripes. They use classic style with a modern twist, making the Mustang turn-key with modern performance and reliability.
“The 1966 Shelby GT350 is one of the most beloved sports cars ever built and I’m thrilled to contribute to the Shelby legacy,” said Jason Engel, Owner of Classic Recreations. “There is no question that the ’66 holds a special place in the hearts of racing and Shelby fans, but the original cars are now difficult to drive due to their value and antiquated underpinnings. We were able to pair the original design with modern technology for the ultimate driving experience – and this is the very first car in the line.”
This Shelby started life as your normal 1966 fastback Mustang before going under the knife for a full rebuild. Under the hood is the home of a fuel injected 427-cubic-inch small-block Ford Racing crate motor capable of 545hp. Other goodies include the coilover suspension, power rack and pinion steering, and a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission.
The interior includes rally series 1000 seats with Carroll Shelby’s signature, climate control, a top-of-the-line audio system, and a dual-tank nitrous setup. Exterior goodies include bespoke forged three-piece HRE Performance wheels, Wilwood brakes, and a custom paint job. This GT350CR comes equipped with an official Shelby serial number (SCR350-00P), which will be included in the Shelby American World Registry.