‘Barn Find’ Shelby GT350 goes to auction

New York _ Bonhams recentlyannounced the consignment of a unique car to its classic automobile auction in June: a recently discovered 1966 Shelby GT350 “Carry-Over” car.

GT350 pic 1 copy

When new, the powerful GT fastback was used as a demonstration and competition car by the Ford dealership of Framingham, Mass. After being sold and logging a total of just 55,000 miles, it was driven into storage in 1976 where it has remained unmolested.

Presented in its “as found” state, the car 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.

GT350 pic 2 copyThe car is not found on the Shelby America register since the owner never told anyone about it. The Shelby 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.

Bonhams’ auction will be held Sunday, June 5 at the waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn.

For more information about this and other collectors’ cars to be offered, go to bonhams.com/greenwich.

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