Recent Articles

This section of our web site contains articles that have been published “recently.” That is, sometime after the 1960s when these cars were new. – usually in the last few months or years. There are technical essays, owner/car profiles, general interest stories and more. All related to carryovers. Most of these were first seen in “The Shelby American,” the official publication of SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club). They are used here with the gracious permission of Rick Kopec, SAAC director emeritus and editor of “The Shelby American.

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Carryover Compendium – 2013 by Steve Sloan (7 pages) – The first published article detailing the features that make carryovers different from the rest of the 1966 GT350s.

The 36-Year Restoration – 2017 by Steve Sloan (8 pages) – Did it really take 36 years to restore 6S087? Read this and find out.

On the Road to CARRYOVER COUNTRY – 2017 by Peter Papademetriou (4 pages) – Peter’s path to the ownership and enjoyment of 6S129.

From Mustang DEPRESSION to Shelby NIRVANA – 2019 by Ruben Bonales (5 pages) – The story of Ruben’s long and winding path to ownership of 6S030.

From Mustang DEPRESSION to Shelby NIRVANA – Part II – 2019 by Ruben Bonales (4 pages) – The winding road leads Ruben to a second carryover – 6S141.

COG Owner Spotlight – Bob Leimone – 6S194 – 2020 by Ruben Bonales (4 pages) – A Carryover Owners Group profile of Bob Leimone (6S194).

COG Owner Spotlight – John McNurney – 6S130 – 2020 by Ruben Bonales (5 pages) – A Carryover Owners Group profile of John McNurney (6S130).

Acquiring 6S074 – 2022 by Jeff Holliday (5 pages) – The trials, tribulations and triumphs of Jeff’s journey to carryover ownership.

It’s All In The Details – 2022 by Steve Sloan (4 pages) – An attempt to identify specific cars from old Shelby American factory photos.

The Tall Grass – 2023 by Steve Sloan (16 pages) – Dispelling an engine assembly location myth with overwhelming, detailed evidence. Featuring some interesting factory documents.

Putting the First Two 1966 GT350 Prototypes – UNDER THE MICROSCOPE – 2023 by Steve Sloan (3 pages) – A detailed look at what we know about the first two 1966 GT350 prototypes.

1966 GT350 Rear Shelf – UNDER THE MICROSCOPE – 2023 by Steve Sloan (4 pages) – A detailed look at how many and which 1966 GT350s received a package shelf at Shelby American.

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE – More Car ID Madness – 2023 by Steve Sloan (5 pages) – Identifying the specific VIN of a 1966 GT350 in a historic factory photo.

DETOUR – 2024 by Steve Sloan (4 pages) – The original engine from a carryover is now in a later 1966 GT350. Can we locate the donor car and its current owner without knowing either the Shelby or Ford VIN of the car we’re looking for?

Living With A Legend – by Steve Sloan – This series ran in “The Shelby American” from 2017 thru 2020. These are short, lighthearted stories about the joys and challenges of daily life with a historic Shelby automobile.

We hope you enjoy these articles.