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This Supercharged 1966 Mustang GT350 Continuation Was Driven by Carroll Shelby

As you’re well aware, the original run of the GT350 was built in pretty limited numbers, especially if we’re talking about the convertible. It’s because of this reason that Carroll Shelby built a continuation series, and chassis number SFM6S2389 is one of those muscled-up ponies.
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Listed on Bring a Trailer with 10 days left until the auction ends, the “Supercharged 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Continuation Convertible” currently sits at $50,000. One of 12 examples built by Carroll and J. Brunk of Beverly Hills between 1980 and 1982, SFM6S2389 is one of four units sold to a member of the general public as per the description of the vehicle.

Finished in period-correct Wimbledon White and visually augmented by Le Mans stripes in blue, the car makes a statement with the dark blue convertible top over the white interior upholstery. “Said to be the sole example optioned with a Paxton supercharger,” the GT350 Continuation in the photo gallery remained with the first owner until 1995 when a dealer snatched it. The current owner got in eight years ago, joining his Idaho collection.

Having mentioned a good ol’ blower strapped onto the V8 engine, it’s about time we talk about the oily bits. Like the original GT350 from the 1960s, this fellow hides a four-barrel 289 Windsor under the hood. The hi-po engine along with the three-speed automatic transmission were rebuilt in 2014, and the selling owner offers it with a clean Idaho title.

10-spoke aluminum wheels are complemented by BF Goodrich Radial T/A rubber boots and the braking system mirrors the original Kalsey-Hayes discs and drums from the Swinging Sixties. An independent setup up front with coil springs and a live axle at the rear with leaf springs are also worthy of highlighting, along with Koni shock absorbers all around.

Though the wood on the steering wheel rim is real, the veneer on the dashboard is actually fake. This GT350 Continuation is ready to hit the road thanks to continuous (pun intended) care over the years. The service records include a new steering ram and vacuum modulator in 2016, new power steering pump and brake switch in 2017, and a new battery in 2018.

Oh, and by the way, the dashboard plaque reads “test driven & personally inspected by Carroll Shelby in bold letters.

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