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FIA competition 'GT350 Shelby Replica' professionally prepared to the highest standards Fresh and fully rebuilt Tim Adams engine that has only completed one event, (Mini Tour Britannia) Very recently updated with new racing seats, seat belts, fuel cell, and all necessary fire safety requirements On-the-button and ready to race bar a new set of tyres, spanner check, and a change of fluids NB. The FIA Historic Technical Passport ( Class GTS12, Period 1962-65) expired in 2016 Released in April 1964, Ford Mustang sales figures were nothing short of incredible, with nearly one million units sold in the first eighteen months of production. Thanks to his successes with the Ford-powered 1963-1964 Shelby Cobra, Texan farmer and seasoned racing driver Carroll Shelby was the obvious man to be entrusted with turning a stock Mustang into a successful challenger that could be entered into the Sports Car Championship of America (SCCA) and take on the might of the General Motors Chevrolet Corvette, and so soon after, development of the car was underway at Shelby's Marina del Rey facility in Los Angeles, California. Unveiled in January 1965 at a basic price of $4,547, and based on a Mustang Fastback, the Shelby GT-350 was effectively a stiff, loud and fast road-legal race car. Under the hood lurked a 289cu.in. V8 producing 306 BHP and the suspension and brakes were extensively modified. The 1966 GT-350 gained Plexiglas rear windows instead of vents, side scoops for improved rear brake cooling and a thin bar grille. These changes translated into numerous successes on the race track and the legendary Shelby GT-350 was born. The car presented here is a left-hand drive 1966 Mustang Fastback, from the second year of manufacture. From its VIN number, we can establish that it is a two-door Fastback, that was built in San Jose, California during 1966 and was initially fitted with a 289 2V engine. Superbly presented in Race Red Paint with the instantly identifiable cobra stripes, this FIA competition specification 'Shelby Replica' was professionally prepared to the highest standards by AWS Engineering historic motorsport specialists and the 4.7-litre V8 engine was expertly assembled by Tim Adams, for reliable competition use. With the intention of returning to the circuits theMustang was updated recently with all new safety equipment including racing seats, belts, fuel cell, and fire safety equipment, however, due to a change in circumstances the car is now to be offered for sale. The FIA Historic Technical Passport ( Class GTS12, Period 1962-65) expired in 2016 and will need renewing before the new owner can compete in many of Europe's most prestigious motorsport events. Offered with a very realistic guide, on-the-button, and ready to race after a quick spanner check and a change of fluids. Complete with the expired FIA HTP papers, a folder of invoices, and a current UK V5.