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A remarkable 'Terlingua Racing Team' Shelby GT350 Tribute An older restoration but still looking impressive and well finished Extensively modified to make it go, handle and stop. This is a serious motor car Signed internally by Dan Gurney and Phil Hill From a private collection. Lightly used. Long MOT. Ready to go Over the years, we have noticed that when Ford Mustangs, particularly Shelby GT350 and 500s, are restored, it's never a half-hearted cosmetic tidy-up and nearly always a no holds barred, no expense spared, re-creation of whichever part of Mustang history appeals to the car's builder. In this case, this amazing Mustang is a tribute to the cars raced in period by Carroll Shelby and his 'Terlingua Racing Team'. The story of how, in the early sixties, Shelby and his attorney, Dave Witts bought a ghost town called Terlingua and the exploits of a number of the 'Bad Boys' who would spend time there is legendary throughout America but can't be told here as you may be reading this before the 9.00pm 'watershed'. Worth a 'Google', This left-hand drive Ford Mustang Fastback, chassis number 6T09A 100501 left the Metuchen Assembly Plant on the 1st March 1966 fitted with a factory option code 'A' 289 C.I.D. 4v V8 motor (4,727 c.c.) fueled through a 590 C.F.M.Autolite carburettor. The compression ratio was 10:1 and it developed 225B.H.P. @4,800 R.P.M. with 305 ft.lb.of torque @3,200 rpm fed through a 4-speed, Code 5 ”Top Loader” manual gearbox. Between 2001 and 2007 it was subject to an extensive restoration and much modification.The classic 289C.I.D.motor has been sympathetically modified to give good, strong, reliable horsepower with the benefit of a 600C.F.M.Holley Street H.P.carburettor mounted on an Edelbrock Performer R.P.M. intake manifold, and breathing through a K&N washable 'HiPo' air filter element. The ignition is all by Mallory. It uses a Mallory Uni-Lite Electronic Ignition Distributor and a Mallory Pro-Master H.T. Coil. A full set of Taylor Silicone H.T. Leads are also fitted. It has a Weiand 7-quart sump with trap door baffles, and custom ducting to keep the sump oil cool. Tubular exhaust manifolds leading into a bigger bore exhaust system are also fitted. An 18inch ‘Kenlowe’ style electric fan is fitted as is an 'Auto Gage' adjustable rpm R.P.M.' gauge by ‘AutoMeter'. The battery has been securely mounted in the boot. A 4-speed 'Top Loader' R.U.6, 'Code 5’ manual gearbox with the classic 'Hurst Rifle Bolt Quick Shifter' mechanism handles the power. Period correct ‘Kelsey Hayes’ front discs and callipers with a recent new servo are fitted on the front of the car with wider rear drums and brake shoes at the rear. A ‘Wilwood’ adjustable Brake Bias Unit handles the front/rear split and Stainless Steel brake hoses all round finish off the retardation department. An 'E4B GT' spec Steering Box with a quicker steering arm is fitted and the suspension has been significantly stiffened up as well as lowered with the front end getting 'Kayaba KYB ‘ Gas-A-Just Dampers. A chassis stiffening kit is fitted onto the front end of the car consisting of an Export Brace with a curved 'Monte-Carlo' front shock-absorber Strut Brace, recent front ball-joints, and a front anti-roll bar kit. Most of the front suspension bushes and anti-roll bar bushes are ‘Polybushed’. A 'Total Control’ adjustable rear axle 'Panhard-rod’ kit with 4-leaf rear springs mounted on Polybushed shackles is fitted with a Polybushed rear anti-roll bar kit. “Spax Gas Adjustable” dampers are fitted at the rear end. The car rides on 15x7J ‘ American Racing' aluminium road wheels wearing ‘Goodyear' 205/55x15 tyres. A full Roll Cage is bolted in and a 'Simpson' harness' is available to the driver. The car will come with a dual ‘ Rally Stop Watch Console’ that is mounted on another glove box lid. Amazingly, the glove box lid fitted to the car has been signed by two American Motor Racing Legends Dan Gurney and Phil Hill, and Mr 'Wheel Stander’ Bob Riggle has also signed the glove box. Looking good in Dark Blue and Silver, the Mustang will come to auction with an MOT valid until 18/10/2018, its UK V5c and an amount of history From a private collection, the Mustang has only been used occasionally during the last 10 years and the car's overall condition seems excellent. Despite the fact that it's a bit of a 'Hot-Rod' and bears allegiance to one of America's wildest racing teams, the car itself is quite subtle and nicely detailed and we would urge you to give it serious consideration.