Revology 1966 Shelby GT350
Certified Pre-Owned Revology Mustangs and Shelby GTs come with a one year warranty.
- Revology company vehicle, used for development and marketing purposes
- First revealed on the Ford stand at the 2016 SEMA show
- Featured extensively in the media including Mustang Monthly, Automobile, Autoweek, Motor Trend, Hagerty, and more
- Updated to current Revology specification
- Officially licensed by Shelby and documented in the Shelby Worldwide Registry
Revology made a splash with its 2015 reveal of the world’s first new reproduction 1960s Mustang at the Amelia Island Concours. The car revealed was a new 1966 Mustang convertible, resplendent in Silver Blue with blue and white Pony interior. While the convertible was receiving kudos from the enthusiast media and showgoers, the 1966 Shelby GT350 you see here was a body-in-white, patiently waiting its turn in the spotlight.
The original plan for the launch of the company’s product line was to show two cars; the 1966 convertible, and this 1966 Shelby GT350. However, in Fall of 2014, the Amelia Island organizers, always looking for something interesting to make its show unique, offered Revology the opportunity to conduct its reveal at the Amelia Island show. With six months until show time, the tiny Revology team knew it only had time to build one concept car. The convertible was farther ahead, so it got the nod.
The show was a huge success, and orders began coming in from all over the world. The Revology team knew it was on to something, so they immediately went about making plans to go into low volume series production. The Shelby program was then moved to the forefront. Impressed by the build quality, thorough engineering, and overall attention to detail in the Revology product, Shelby American granted the company a license to build new reproduction Shelby GT automobiles.
Being a small, bootstrapped company meant Revology did not have the luxury to build inventory; rather it had to build what its clients wanted to buy. The first Revology car was a 1966 Mustang GT convertible, sold to a client in Ethiopia. Units #2 and #3 were a 1966 Mustang GT convertible and 1966 Shelby GT350H fastback, both sold to a prominent Florida collector. Unit #1 was shipped to Ethiopia, and units #2 and #3 were shown at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours, with the blessing of their new owner.
Revology had the convertible that was revealed at the 2015 Amelia show, but it knew it needed a Shelby company car as well. That is when the body-in-white became car #4. It was sequenced into production right after #3, the Shelby GT350H. So, although the start of the build of car #4 dates back to the very beginning of the company, it is actually the second Shelby built by Revology.
Right off, it was clear the new Shelby company car had to be the best Revology had to offer. The company checked every box on the spec sheet: Porsche Nappa leather interior, Alcantara headliner, Pioneer 7” touch screen with navi, SiriusXM, and reverse camera, and power everything. This is the first Revology vehicle to feature a 6-speed manual transmission.
The body of car #4 was built before Revology had been granted the Ford license, so it is based on an original 1966 Mustang fastback body, and carries a 1966 Mustang VIN, 6F09C170162. The body was painstakingly restored the “old fashioned” way, by replacing rusty panels one by one. The result is a rust-free body consisting of mainly new sheet metal, but with enough of the original steel to qualify it as an original.
In 2016, Revology was barely a two-year old company, yet it was busy ramping up production to meet demand from around the world. As the first company ever licensed by Ford Motor Company to produce a new reproduction Ford automobile, Ford was interested in promoting its new protégé. Ford invited Revology to reveal a car on the Ford stand at the 2016 SEMA. The Revology team knew this was the ideal opportunity to show its new GT350, still in development.
Once again, the chance to reveal a car at a prominent automotive event meant the team faced a lot of late nights getting the car ready, but the effort was well worth it. At SEMA. this GT350 was displayed prominently at the front corner of the Ford display and made quite an impression. Revology had arrived.
After SEMA, Revology brought the GT350 home and continued to work on it, using it as a development vehicle. The team fine-tuned the front and rear suspension, the brakes, the seating position, the pedal position, the electronics, the clutch, the cooling system, and much more. This car was used to develop the 8.8” rear axle configuration, which significantly reduced gear noise. In the course of this development work, the car was driven and photographed by most of the major automotive media outlets. To a large extent, the automotive media today is aware of Revology Cars through their experience with this very car.
Car #4 made its final media trip in October 2018, visiting the Monticello Motor Club in upstate New York for a press event, then traveling to southeastern Michigan for appointments with several media outlets. It returned to Revology in November to be reconditioned for sale. The reconditioning included a complete inspection, replacement of all fluids, and touch up of some body panels that had sustained damage from road debris. The prototype 8.8” rear axle assembly was also replaced with a production 8.8” 33 spline unit.
Revology’s car #4 offers insight into the company’s early years and provides a glimpse of its future. As Revology grows, the significance of what car #4 represents will almost certainly become more apparent to collectors.
- Cover car and feature article, Mustang Monthly
- Feature article, Automobile magazine
- Feature article,AutoWeek magazine
- Feature article, Motor Trend magazine
- Feature article, Hagerty