Auction Block: 1966 Shelby GT350 Prototype 001

It’s no secret the Shelby GT350 is held in high regard by car collectors the world over. So, it would come as no surprise this pre-production prototype – the first ever mind you – would be considered the pinnacle of any car collection.

Here, under the hood of the Shelby GT350 Prototype 001 is a matching numbers high performance 289ci V8 engine and 4-speed T10 manual transmission. Initially built to race in SCCA competitions, this was Shelby American’s test car that was also used to evaluate vinyl roof treatment – showcased by the one-of-a-kind blue vinyl roof top. Additional features include aluminum inside rear-quarter window trim, rear brake cooling ductwork and it’s the only GT350 to feature upscale Pony upholstery. Slated to hit Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Scottsdale Auction, this original prototype is sure to be a showstopper amongst the crowd. No word on pricing just yet.

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