Totally original, unrestored American gem is just one owner from new
May 2nd, 2016 – New York – Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special car to its classic automobile auction in June: a recently discovered 1966 Shelby GT 350 «Carry-Over Car.»
When new, the powerful GT Fastback was used as a demonstration and competition car by the Ford dealership of Framingham, Massachusetts. After being sold and logging a total of just 55,000 miles, it was driven into storage in 1976 where it has remained unmolested to this day.
Presented in its «as found» state, the car is in marvelous time-capsule condition and includes its five original Cragar Shelby mag wheels as well as every service receipt and document from new, including the bill of sale, original handbook and Shelby literature.
Even more fascinating is that this car is not found on the Shelby America register since the owner never told anyone about it, making this revelation even more noteworthy.
Just one owner from new, the iconic muscle car is one of a small number of «carry over» cars from 1965/66 that incorporate all the performance parts of a 1965 model but with the new styling treatment of the 1966 model. Its 1965 VIN means it’s eligible for 1965 and earlier racing events.
The GT 350 is one of the most legendary cars in American motor history and this rare example surely represents one of the most unique opportunities for enthusiasts in decades. Untouched for 40 years, completely original, low mileage, possessing all its original documentation, and previously unknown, it’s a very exciting piece of American automotive history.
Bonhams’ auction will be held Sunday, June 5th at the lovely waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hosted in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, widely regarded as the premier concours in northeastern America, the highly anticipated annual event takes place just 30 miles from New York City.