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1966 Shelby GT 350 Race Car
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VIN # SFM6S1733 Very rare find and a worth addition to any Shelby collection. This is a well-documented, not only by having nearly three-quarters of a page dedicated to it in the 1965-1966-1967 Fourth Edition of the Shelby Registry, but also by having a serious collection of its extensive racing history through vehicle log books and race results. It is reported that this particular Shelby (6S1733) was shipped to Don Wagner Ford Sales, Inc. in Vandalia, Ohio on September 22, 1966 where they were invoiced $3,547, plus extra for 10- spoke wheels, rear seat and Le Mans stripes for a total of $3,921.25. Nearly two months later, Wagner received credit and the car was shipped back to Ford storage in Wixom, Michigan. It was later shipped to Stark Hickey Ford in Royal Oak, Michigan on March 20, 1967. From there it was purchased by original owner David R. Mroz of Detroit who paid $3,585, which included a radio and the aforementioned Shelby extras. Mr. Mroz used it as a daily driver for the first year, occasionally using it in gymkhana and autocross events. In 1968 he performed some performance and safety modifications and began to race it extensively in 1969. He continued the racing in earnest through 1973 and along the way enjoyed success in the SCCA Central Division. Among the many pieces of documentation are the SCCA Vehicle Log Books that show that the car competed at legendary race tracks. Mroz went to Driver’s School first in 1969, and ran at Waterford Hills, Grattan, Blackhawk Farms and Mid-Ohio. In the ensuing years, he visited and raced at circuits that included the previously mentioned circuits, plus Watkins Glen, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Michigan International Speedway (road course), Road America, Road Atlanta and Donnybrooke. During the years of competition the car had many solid results, including multiple first places in SCCA Regional and National races and qualified for the 1972 SCCA National Runoffs. Mr. Mroz advertised the Shelby for sale in the January 5, 1974 AutoWeek magazine and the ownership chain from this point is also well-documented. During this time, the GT 350 racecar had numerous owners and received further modifications of varying degrees and along the way also received certification as an SVRA Group 6 vintage racecar. Its SVRA Log Book is also included in the extensive records. As seen now, the Shelby has been beautifully restored and mechanically updated using primarily Cobra Automotive parts and American Torque Thrust wheels. It is adorned with the number “18” in honor of Dave Mroz’s first win at Blackhawk Farms. The white with blue stripe presentation is as timeless as the Shelby itself. Vintage racing continues to grow worldwide and this sees more of these fabulous cars being lovingly restored and returned the configurations and liveries as originally intended. The heightening of every one of your senses will be impossible to contain, as this car delivers in a way that few others can. SOLD
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