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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #40: 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 R Racing School Car You could say that this 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 R has lived several different lives. It started off as a Wimbledon White '65 Mustang Fastback, then went off to Shelby American to be turned into a '65 Shelby G.T. 350. However, it did not go to a dealer for street sale, as it was selected to be used by Ford as a promotional vehicle. That tour of duty ended in August of '65, when the car went back to Shelby American for its next chapter for use as one of the 3 Shelby G.T. 350 Driving School cars. While there, the car slowly received modifications that basically transformed it into an R model Competition car. In fact, it was actually re-identified by Shelby as the 37th G.T. 350R Competition car while at Shelby American. The car was also used as the prototype for the G.T. 500 427 big block cars for 1967. The driveline was returned to a 289, and it was eventually sold as a G.T. 350 R and raced in SCCA events in California. The engine was blown, the car was stored, and the discovered in the late 1980s and restored to the form you see here today. It remains one of the most interesting stories of all the cars in the Brothers Collection, and one of our favorites here at Muscle Car Of The Week!

1965 Shelby GT350 R
Lot 134 at the 2012 Monterey auction.

1965 Shelby GT350 at 2008 Virginia City Hillclimb
I didn't get many runs recorded since the mount on our Sony HandyCam broke but my dad's little point and shoot Canon Powershot did a great job of capturing the action.

1966 Shelby GT350 6S151 In-Car Camera Race Footage
A few laps at Road America during the Kohler International Challenge Group 6 race, July 19th 2009, from Colin Comer's in-car camera. Car specs: Original 1966 GT350 "Carry Over" car s/n 6S151, legal vintage race prepared, 289 CID engine (actual 295 CID), Top Loader 4 speed, factory 1966 Lincoln front disc/ rear drum brakes, bias-ply Goodyear Blue Streak tires.