1966 Shelby G.T. 350
This one is my second Shelby, #2060. I sold my first Shelby in 1979 (# 336, after 12 years of ownership). I bought this one in 2002, so I had a 23-year Shelby "dry spell". Every time I'd spot a '66 Shelby on the street, I could feel it tugging at me!
For the last 13 years, #2060 is driven every week for doses of sunshine, fresh air, high-test, and redline verification. This was a ground-up restoration done in 1990~1991 by the second owner, Ron Skinner of Whittier, California. He owned the car for nearly 20 years.
Like all '66 Shelbys, life started at Ford's Mustang production line in San Jose, California, then shipped south to the Shelby American production facility, located at the Los Angeles airport (LAX). Upon completion at Shelby's facility, the Shelby was shipped to Detroit, in its original Ivy Green color. It remained unsold for about a year in the Detriot area, but was eventually purchased by Shawn Hunter of Livonia, Michigan. Shawn sold the Shelby to Ron Skinner who, as part of the restoration, painted the car in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue LeMans stripes, as you see it today.