1966 Shelby GT350
VIN: SFM 6S384
This GT350 was originally invoiced to Pueblo Ford of Tucson, Arizona on 1/12/66 for $3,705.75. It was ordered in Wimbledon White with optional Le Mans stripes and an automatic transmission. It sat on their lot for almost a year before it was sold to Walter Zimmer of Tucson, Arizona on 2/22/1967. Pueblo Ford painted the car green and had aluminum 10-spoke wheels fitted before delivery, believed to be at the request of Zimmer. According to the Shelby warranty records Zimmer racked up 2606 miles by 5/16/67.
Zimmer would go on to autocross the car when he was stationed in Charleston, SC. The local dealer installed a top-loader manual transmission to help with his autocrossing efforts. In 1973 the Shelby would follow Zimmer to Richmond, New South Wales, Australia where it was fitted with a large bumper sticker â€œCaution Left Hand Drive.â€
Bill Shannon of Meridian, Idaho would purchase 6S384 in March of 1990. Eleven years later, in September of 2001 the car would move on to Thom Canon of Medford, Oregon, who would repaint the car in its original Wimbledon White with blue Le Mans stripes. Canon wouldn't have the car long as he would sell it to Robert Hartman of Genoa, Nevada in August of 2002 who would install a Detroit locker differential. Stu Hanssen of Santa Ynez, California became the next owner in May of 2009.
Canepa would acquire the car from Hanssen in 2014, and set about dialing in the Shelby with new front brakes, wheel bearings, BF Goodrich TA tires, fuel pump, shifter assembly rebuild, u-joints and balancing the driveshaft. It took less than a month to find a new owner, who would keep the car for the past 3 years, covering only 740 miles. Now back at Canepa the GT350 has been thoroughly mechanically inspected and concours detailed, ready for the next enthusiast to enjoy this legendary pony car.
The Shelby comes with a correct C4 automatic transmission, as does an original Ford 9 inch 3.50 open differential.