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1966 SHELBY GT350 ‘R’ MODEL CLONE

Stock #4870

$112,000

1966 SHELBY GT350 ‘R’ MODEL

SPECTACULAR ‘CLONE’ BUILT FROM VERY RARE ‘R’ SAN JOSE PRODUCTION-FACTORY ‘K’ CODE-FACTORY GT-RARE FACTORY ORIGINAL WIMBLEDON WHITE DATA TAG-VERY STRONG CUSTOM BUILT 302+cid, EDELBROCK ALUMINUM FULL TOP END, AUTHENTIC SHELBY STAMPED INTAKE, NEW EDELBROCK EVS 4V, ’OPEN’ COBRA VALVE COVERS, 335++ HORSEPOWER, DETAILED AS STOCK, HI-PO MANIFOLDS, DUAL SHELBY EXHAUST, NEW TREMEC 5-SPEED, LIGHTWEIGHT FLYWHEEL, HEAVY DUTY CLUTCH, BLACK INTERIOR, SHELBY ‘R’ MODEL FRONT BUMPER, REAR QUARTER WINDOWS, SHELBY NARDI STEERING WHEEL, WORKING SHELBY TACHOMETER, FULL GT350 STRIPING, NEW SHELBY 15X7 ALLOY WHEELS OR 14” 10 SPOKES, 4-WHEEL SLOTTED WILWOOD BRAKES, RED OXIDE UNDERCHASSIS, 9” HUB WITH 3” TUBES FOR 3:50.1 MOTIVE POSITRACTION-REAR SWAY BAR-SHELBY TRACTION BARS

1966 Shelby GT350 ‘R’ Model Clone built to just amazing fresh ‘modern’ standards, as factory Wimbledon White with Blue Lemans stripes, bolted side scoops, proper pin hood, a very, very rare body made with an K code original production engine that is now updated with a better Shelby engine…this is a very rare and excellent factory ‘K’ Code built from the San Jose plant ‘R’ production line and a real factory GT, an original data tag shows as a beautiful correct Wimbledon White with the black standard interior, just the exact cars that Shelby used for his California GT350 production…very hard to find such a great body and history!!! A simply fantastic original body metal and gorgeous paint along with a superior underchassis, stock appearing a very strong custom built 302++cid with full vating, line bored, has complete balancing,  rated at 335+++horsepower, perfect for the chassis, full Edelbrock aluminum heads on the top end, real Shelby Cobra dated intake manifold, new Edelbrock 4v, Cobra ‘T’ pan, Hi-Po manifolds that lead to the aluminized Shelby dual exhaust system, this will show as detailed virtually factory stock in the engine bay when finished, 335++ horsepower, 5-speed Tremec transmission, 4 wheel slotted Wilwood disc brake system, has the new NASCAR quality 9” positraction rear end, 3.50:1 3” black powder coated tubes for the rear end, lower traction bars, heavy duty lower springs, both front and rear sway bars, working period dash tach, new alloy Shelby 15×7 wheels, OR 14” 10 spoke wheels, brand new blackwall radials, a really great solid correct and original red oxide underchassis that is now show prepared, has the proper black standard vinyl interior and door panels, fold down rear seat, race type front safety belts simply the finest Shelby uprated clone built from a very rare production car…this car will outperform the stock 1966 Shelby GT 350R yet will look so very stock like factory produced, here is the very desired ‘modern’ Shelby as ‘resto’ drivetrain with all the excellent rare sheet metal that appears to be ‘as factory’ and the great underchassis that is so very solid and prepared for driven show, the best Shelby GT 350 2+2 and the rarest that Fraser Dante has every built, a very exciting car, 

BODY: just a gorgeous Shelby Wimbledon White color with the full length Shelby blue stripes, here is a very rare and just wonderful 2+2 with the original, stamped factory fender aprons and the core supports, original detailed floors, original quarter panels with only a small lower patch panel in the right hand quarter nicely done, has the fiberglass with steel reinforced Shelby hood with hood pins, Shelby Lexan quarter glass, R-Code fiberglass front bumper, the side scoops are installed with bolts so that they will stay firmly in place, this still has the factory Carlite glass in front windshield, rear and side glass…see the Original Factory Data Tag, a very rare piece that is really an investment grade car (LINK),   also see the photo (LINK) of our inspiration for this great built Shelby with Carroll and the famous design, 

ENGINE: here is a great power plant that is better than factory with the new engineering and design of the engine has been set forth by the professionals at Fraser Dante, this is built to look very stock Shelby GT350 under the hood, a strong 302cid+++ block was chosen by Fraser Dante for the complete build, (SEE THE LINK OF INVOICE) the goal is to look like a driven show car under the hood but yield stronger and reliable performance, the power is better than a 1965 Shelby that was rated at 306 horsepower with solid lifters that needed to be adjusted on the iron heads, now we this to be 335++ horsepower and 345 ft/lbs of torque, just the right power for the unmodified chassis, now with the aluminum performance hydraulic lifter heads plus the Shelby aluminum intake manifold, the front end will also be lighter than new and also will cool the engine better, the 302cid engine has received excellent machine shop work, it was completely vatted, this was then line bored to +.40 with the freshly built 305++cid, fitted with the uprated ‘hypereutectic’ pistons for performance and weight, the crank is turned, new bearings are fitted, then it had the fully balanced rotating assembly, (LINK) full real correct Shelby dated aluminum intake manifold and the new FelPro gaskets, the hydraulic lifter aluminum heads are fitted with the Performer Camshaft, the new rocker arms are chosen to be the Sealed Power units along with the Sealed Power pushrods, pivot balls and nuts, these are used to clean the stock Shelby Cobra finned valve covers, the uprated Edelbrock AVS 2 650 cfm 4V brand new carburetor that is just available is used, best for street and track day performance, electronic ignition, Hi-Po headers are used to clean the engine bay to go to the side exhaust, an aluminum radiator, a flex fan with fan shroud, new Autolite battery cover, HD show cables, expensive finned aluminum Cobra valve covers, has the deep sump Cobra ‘T’ finned oil pan, FelPro gasket, a new water pump, new timing chain, the new High Performance Edelbrock #1725 hi-flow fuel pump for up to 600  horsepower engines is used for better performance, a special heavy duty high torque starter is used for this powerful engine, all new hoses and clamps,

drivetrain work: a brand new ‘Ram’ heavy duty full clutch system just installed by Fraser Dante, this is chosen as it has proven to be not only strong but streetable, pressure plate, then the flywheel is turned (SEE LINK), new ring gear installed,

racing oil/filter: Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil is added along with new filter for engine protection (LINK), said oil gives the proper zinc for the lubrication of the engine, very few shops go this extra to insure the good operation of the engine, the new built engine was done by the senior top tech at Fraser Dante hand built this engine in our shop, it is now shown on the stand before the install  (LINK), Plastigage photos (LINK), now under the hood, this is prepared to look like a 1965/1966 Shelby with stock appearance, for chassis strength, it features the one-piece export brace plus the Shelby Monte Carlo bar, like a very period stock piece,

transmission: here is another improvement over original, the transmission is the modern uprated Tremec 5-speed unit with the lower first gear along with the tall 5th gear, the best to drive, has a new shift unit, the comes with a custom balanced driveshaft t to handle the power without vibrations, if the new owner wants to go back to a 4-speed with stock linkage, that can also be done, 

INTERIOR: here is the fully restored interior that looks ‘as factory’, it has the proper Shelby black standard interior, newly padded front buckets, the rear fold downs are new…Tri-spoke aluminum wood Moto-Lita Shelby replica steering wheel, proper Shelby dash mounted working tachometer, emergency flasher system located in glove box, Shelby GT350 floor mats, front racing heavy duty safety belts, 

BRAKES/SUSPENSION: here is built a special and expensive rear end setup for the 4 wheel disc brakes…all the K’ Code Mustangs and Shelby’s came from Ford with a 9” rear end…the original tubes were 3” tapering to 2 ½”…here great effort is expended to make the handing and stopping the breaking aspect to be better than the original 1965-6 Shelby’s, this very expensive set up is coordinated with our own shop and our NASCAR builder supplier, then brackets are made by a Fraser Dante steel contractor to our specs for the these special brackets we designed to hold the full uprated 3” power coated shafts of the heavy duty rear end, this is now held in place by these full longer ‘U’ bolts needed for the full shaft…this is improved over stock with the full top quality Motive clear cut gears with a 3.50:1 positraction ratio…this rear end is brand new and built to our standards, also has a rear sway bar for excellent handling, lower traction bars can be installed that fit with the special brackets designed by Fraser Dante, Charlie Kemp, from the famous racing 1965 GT350 R model #23 feels that the car will corner better without said traction bars but they will work better in a straight line,

The top, top braking system is the very desirable dual line 4-wheel disc brakes just installed, these are new uprated Wilwood slotted 4 wheel disc red brake system, here is stopping better than the Charlie Kemp 1965 R Model #23 race car we sold for $984,500 with RM at Amelia Island, we have used these expensive slotted and drilled rotors along that has the full units all new with the brakes redone, for handling, new KYB heavy duty shocks installed, brand new strong springs, full alignment, a strong lowered Shelby suspension with fresh springs, has the Shelby Heavy Duty front sway bar, also a under hood Monte Carlo bar just as the GT 350s had, the Shelby type alloy wheels with performance black wall radial tires, 

WHEELS/TIRES: here is a choice of wheels, we are using the new alloy 5 spoke Shelby 15×7 alloy lightweight replica special wheels that are just now available, they are mounted with the new BF Goodrich 225/60/15 Radial TA tires blackwall out, (LINKlooks terrific and adds to the handling, OR we could use the appropriate 14” 10 spoke Shelby alloys with the Radial TA’s for a second choice for the authentic appearance as original, both are balanced and look good,

Note on build for 2020:  please understand in the world today, as a builder and restorer of classic Mustangs, see that the parts chain supply stream is either cut off or very limited supply, when we get our needed restoration parts, the costings are very much higher than before, the value of the build costing of these quality Mustangs is climbing higher for sure, having been in business for many years, Fraser Dante has a large stock of needed parts for these cars that cover most of our needs, we run a professional shop with full time staff along with expert subs for specifics that have worked with us for years, in short, the values are climbing, 

Summary: A fantastic car with a great build history, now prepared by Fraser Dante as a just fantastic modern Shelby clone that is made from the very correct and very rare San Jose ‘R’ production and very correct ‘K’ chassis and built as a GT from the factory…made in the original Wimbledon White…exactly like all real Shelby’s came from (LINK) …a terrific presentation fresh out of the Fraser Dante technical shop, one of a most solid early 1966 Shelby GT350 replicas one could imagine, set up for top Driven Show, a terrific built engine with very strong performance with the stock Shelby look under the hood, exterior presence a ‘modern’ strong uprated hand built balanced engine, terrific 4-wheel disc braking, great fresh suspension, the 5-speed transmission make this a joy to drive, a fresh built 9” rear end chunk with 3” tubes…a positraction rear end with 3.50:1 gears just built, this is looking stock with prep and Cobra valve covers to present under the hood for show conditions with the original Shelby presentation…a great car that is this writer’s favorite car ever!!! These upgraded Shelby’s with a great body and chassis are certainly the a joy to complete the new build, offered at $112,000

1966 SHELBY GT 350 REPLICA/BUILT ENGINE/5-SPEED/4 WHEEL DISCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Year: 1966
Make: Ford
Model: Shelby
Body Style: Shelby GT350 Clone
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Excellent
Stock#: 4870
Engine: V8
Exterior Color: Wimbledon White
Interior Color: Black
Price: $112,000
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