You are looking at a very unique vehicle. For two reasons: the 427 SOHC motor, being an original Ford crate motor from Oct 10th 1966, I believe is priceless. A piece of automotive history so rare as to take your breath away. And two, as the QA inspector for Shelby Automobiles during the production run of these vehicles, I am sure this is a one-of-one car. It is uniquely-optioned by virtue of the powerplant, but it also has several features that were not available as options – executed at the factory.
For the engine – it is distinguished by having a QEC-X-XXX serial number on the block – around the corner from the oil filter adapter housing. My serial number is QEC-7–367. That makes this engine the 367th produced on one batch of 500 engines. To have this is to have a piece of automotive history so rare as to be, in my estimation, priceless – auction sales of original crate motors and SOHC engines in general, would seem to support that statement. As an original crate motor it also has a Holman-Moody serial number stamped on the block boss on the right-front (of the four block bosses). CSX4786 has 6HM280 – I interpret that to mean the 280th finshed crate motor for the year 1966. Again, to me, this is absolutely priceless – as someone who values Ford Motor Company history. I asked Lee Holman Jr. if any records were kept from back in the day and he replied, no. Lastly, a date code of 6K10 is stamped onto the boss above the oil filter adapter housing. That translates to October 10th 1966: 6 = 1966, K = October and 10 = day-of-month.
This was basically a five-year endeavor that began with acquiring the engine – and mating it to the Shelby – so as to look like it belonged there from the beginning.
I have detailed the build from inception to finshed vehicle. Please follow that in the Build of CSX4786 – https://sites.google.com/…csxsohc/blog
The car was finished in Las Vegas by the Shelby team and is listed in the Shelby World Registry.
The Ford SOHC 427FE powerplant is outfitted with
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