This Rare Ivy Green 1966 Shelby GT350-H Fasback Is Going Up For Auction
You can own this rare 1966 Shelby GT350-H Fasback, which is fully documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry and was recently verified by the 1965-66 Shelby registrar Howard C. Pardee.
Introduced in 1966, the Shelby GT350H was known in its day as the “Rent-A-Racer,” as customers were able to rent the pony car for $17 per day and 17 cents per mile. After their rental lives were finished, Shelby restored them and sold them as “G.T. 350-H” models. Only 999 Shelby GT350s were built in 1966, and the vast majority came in black with gold stripes. This one has 72,401 original miles and is one of only 59 built in Ivy Green, making it very rare.
The car has been completely restored in 2010, by well-known Shelby restorer and owner of “Shelby Parts and Restoration” Jim Cowles and the most of the parts that were replaced during the restoration were Ford NOS or OEM. It retains almost all of its original sheet metal and has a framed fiberglass hood, and all of the glass is original Ford Carlite. Inside, the black interior is all-original, with the exception of the carpet as well as a few other miscellaneous items.
The Shelby GT350-H was powered by a 289 cubic-inch 4.7-liter V-8 engine paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. The engine has been highly detailed restored and during the restoration both of the Ford VIN and Shelby serial number were verified with photos, while the original matching-numbers Hi-Po 289ci engine was completely rebuilt by well-known Don Mattie. It has correct Holley carburetor, oil pan, oil filter, Hi-Riser Cobra intake, Buddy Bar valve covers and a dual-exhaust system.
Set to go up for auction at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Northeast event at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut next month, this rare pony car is expected to fetch $100,000 and $200,000.