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- 289 Hi-Po
- White w/ Blue
- 4 Speed Manual
- Seller: msclassiccar
- Phone: 508-557-0152
**THIS VEHICLE WILL BE SELLING WITH NO RESERVE AT THE UPCOMING BARRETT JACKSON AUCTION BEING HELD IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ JANUARY 21-29, 2023.** IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING PLEASE REGISTER TO BID DIRECTLY WITH BARRETT JACKSON. IT’S A QUICK AND SIMPLE PROCESS. PLEASE CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU**
“You’re now about to witness one of the rarest Shelby Mustangs ever built. This is clearly the most significant and influential vehicle ever offered from the MS CLASSIC CARS Collection. Please invest the time in learning about this important piece of American automotive history and all the people surrounding it. I’d like to dedicate this listing to John and Vici McComb.”
Marc Schiliro – The owner of MS CLASSIC CARS
ONE OF THE RAREST SHELBY MUSTANGS’S EVER BUILT!
In 1965 a total of 562 Shelby GT350 models were built which included 33 Competition Production Cars referred to as the R-model. In 1966, a total of 2,378 Shelby GT350 models were built which included 20 Production Racers referred to as Shelby Group 1 and Group II Mustangs. These were built to the R-model specifications. This example is one of those 20.
One of only 16 Shelby Group II Mustangs built in 1966.
One of only 53 Shelby Group II Mustangs built between 1966-1969.
Originally built for famous Shelby American driver – Ken Miles. This is documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry 1965-1966-1967 4th Edition.
Purchased new and raced by legendary driver – John McComb from 1966-1969.
One of 7 Shelby Group II Mustangs that raced in the Trans-Am series in 1966 which helped Ford claim The Trans Am Manufacturers Championship for 1966.
Participant of over 30 documented races from 1966-1973 with 22 top 3 finishes.
1st Place at Pan American Trans-Am in Green Valley, TX in 1966.
1st Place at Continental Divide SCCA National in 1966.
Finished 1st in SCCA Midwest Division in 1966 and 1967.
Finished 2nd in the SCCA A/Sedan Midwest in 1967.
Raced at Daytona 300 Trans-Am and 24-Hours of Daytona in 1967.
1st Place at SCCA National in Wichita, KS in 1968. It set an A/Sedan lap record and tied A/Production Corvette of Don Yenko for 2nd fastest lap ever run at Lake Afton.
Limited ownership history.
Copy of SAAC Headquarters letter from 1984 addressed to Gary Spraggins regarding the 1966 Shelby Group II Mustang #12. This letter was provided by Gary Spraggins and is included with the car.
Copies of photos from 1984 of long-term owner Gary Spraggins with the 1966 Shelby Group II Mustang when the car was discovered. These photos were provided by Gary Spraggins and are included with the car.
Carroll Shelby confirms in interview with long-term owner Gary Spraggins that this 1966 Shelby Group II Racer #12 was originally intended for Ken Miles to race. This is fully documented in the Special Collectors Edition of Mustang Monthly January 1995 Magazine. This magazine was provided by Gary Spraggins and is included with the car. See added photos in the photo gallery.
Show quality concours restoration to era correct specifications by Legendary Motorcar in 2015 with only test miles since completion.
Powered by an era correct Shelby built 289 Hi-Po V8 engine with Hi-Po heads, aluminum high rise intake, Holley 715CFM carburetor and modified valve covers with an era correct Borg-Warner close ratio 4-speed and 9” Detroit Locker rear end. This engine and transmission was purchased from Shelby mechanic Terry Doty by Gary Spriggins.
Signed by Carroll Shelby, John McComb, Chuck Cantwell and Terry Doty in various places on the vehicle.
Featured in the cover and inside Sports Car Graphic December 1966 magazine which was signed by John McComb and included with the sale.
Featured inside Sports Car Graphic June 1967 magazine which was signed by John McComb and included with the sale.
Featured in Motor Trend World Automotive Yearbook for 1967 which was signed by John McComb and included with the sale.
Fully documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry 1965-1966-1967 4th Edition. A new version of this book which was signed by John McComb is included with the sale.
Verified by 1965-1966 Shelby Registrar – Howard Pardee. A copy of the email from Howard Pardee will be included with the sale.
Verified by Shelby Trans Am Registrar – Gary Underwood. Information mailed from Gary Underwood will be included with the sale.
John McComb and his wife Vici McComb were reunited with the car after roughly 25 years in June of 2022. Photos are included with the sale.
John McComb was interviewed by Toby Stinson of the Owls Head Transportation Museum in June of 2022. A transcript of the interview which as signed by John McComb will be included with the sale.
Miscellaneous books and articles will be included with the sale.
Authentic John McComb Racing stickers and reproduction magnetic stickers will be included with the sale.
John McComb donated many items surrounding his career and this car to the Owls Head Transportation Museum which can be viewed in person but aren’t included with the sale. Photo copies of everything will be included with the sale.
Completely serviced and detailed by MS CLASSIC CARS in June of 2022 which is documented with an invoice that is included with the sale.
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