1965 Shelby GT350 Prototype with Rear Spoiler - First Public Glimpse

First glimpse of 5S319, the '65 GT350 Shelby Prototype for the '66 GT350s. 5S319, the factory engineering prototype for Shelby American has the following rare features including functioning side scoops for rear brake cooling, rear quarter windows for better visibility, underride traction bars for better traction, a rear spoiler to improve the stability, an AM 8-track radio for music and '66 spec GT350 side stripes... All of which were features on the 1966 models except for the rear spoiler that wasn't available until the 1967 models. 5S319 probably was the first American car to have ever received a factory rear spoiler and the only known Shelby GT350 to have received a rear spoiler before the 1967 models. On August 14, 2010, this rare Shelby was sold for $201,000 at the Mecum Monterey auction during the famed Car Week in Monterey, California.

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1966 Shelby GT350 Side Scoops
California Pony Cars shows why made in the USA quality is important when you are restoring or building a classic Mustang. In this short video you see the Califorina Pony Cars 1966 Shelby Side Scoop (Black), side by side with the low quality alternative (Grey). They don't cost any more than the low quality scoops, so be sure to demand California Pony Cars products for your car. Visit www.calponycars.com for more information or to find a dealer near you.





1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Tribute - Balanced and Blueprinted 306 V8
302 Mexican Block Bored to 306c.i. 4BBL V8, Blueprinted & Balanced, Edelbrock Aluminum Heads, 4 Speed (Wide Ratio Top Loader) Manual Transmission, 9in Rear w/ 3.50 Detroit Locker, LeMans Stripes, Shelby Badging, Race Stickers, Stewart Warner Gauges, Moto Lita Steering Wheel, All New Suspension Components, Headers w/ Correct Side Exhaust Outlet, Lowered Front Upper Control Arms, 1in Lowering Blocks on Rear, Mallory Dual Point Distributor Converted to Petronix Ignition, Hurst Competition Plus Shifter, Race Style Fuel Filler, Aluminum Shelby Intake Matched to Heads, R Model Rear Lexan Window, Torque Thrust Wheels, Interior & Exterior Sail Panel Delete Covers, Shelby Over Ride Traction Bars, Drive Shaft Safety Loop, Shelby 4 Point Roll Cage w/ Ray Brown Competition Belts, Shelby Rear Pkg. Shelf, Trunk Mounted Battery, Professionally Restored in 2003, Fine Example of a Shelby GT350R Fastback Tribute!!





132899 / 1965 Shelby GT350-H
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6qh2wya This 5.0 liter Coyote powered 1965 Shelby GT350-H pro tourer mixes the best attributes of a modern performance car with the unmatched swagger and exclusivity of a classic muscle car. Covered in a coat of Ford code A Raven Black basecoat/clearcoat paint and topped with traditional code Z Sauterne Gold Metallic Shelby stripes that include correctly stenciled "G.T. 350 H" callouts, this is a lust worthy fastback tribute car with an all business attitude. At the leading edge of the car a Shelby style grille with horizontal bars and an offset Mustang emblem sits between two clear and perfectly functioning stainless trimmed headlights. Below that grille, a Shelby 'R' front valence replaces the car's front bumper and incorporates a larger air intake between two chrome trimmed bullet style marker lights. At the top of the grille, a weight reducing fiberglass hood carries a traditional Shelby hood scoop and aligns perfectly with the car's front fenders and front valence. At the back of the car, new Shelby exclusive plexi-glass rear quarter inserts sit above Shelby style air scoops that are mounted just ahead of the rear wheels. Looking completely natural between the cars satin black fenders is an all-aluminum DOHC Ford Motorsports 5.0 liter Coyote motor that's rated at pavement scorching 412 horsepower and a hefty 390 lb./ft of torque. Utilizing redesigned cylinder heads that are equipped with 32 light weight valves and variable valve timing, a long runner single scroll intake with a direct mount throttle body, a forged steel crank and forged steel connecting rods that are equipped with oil cooled hypereutectic pistons, this silver rocket creates a stout 11 to 1 compression ratio and has a 7,000 RPM redline. At the front of the engine, the 80 mm throttle body mixes air from a custom stainless air induction system with fuel from a Speed Inc. return style race ready fuel system. Breathing is optimized by Stainless Works tubed headers which sit at the sides of an eight quart high capacity oil pan that allows the car to pull over 1g without losing oil pressure. Cooling is supplied by a custom aluminum radiator which is equipped with an electric fan and a sweet looking Shelby radiator cap. And tuning is supplied by an SCT Performance tuner with a glove box mounted port and a custom Speed Inc. tune. Behind this car's serious motor is a new Spec clutch equipped Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to a Posi-traction Ford 9 inch rear end with huge 3.90 gears. At the front of the car, a new Heidts subframe combines with tubular control arms, coil over shocks and Heidts power rack and pinion steering to provide excellent grip and handling. At the back of the car, new leaf springs and shocks sit in front of a new stainless fuel tank that is equipped with stainless fuel lines and a new fuel pressure gauge. The cars manual braking system has been upgraded with slotted and drilled rotors at all four corners, and a custom fabricated 2.5 inch Exhaust system features an X-pipe, polished Magnaflow mufflers and rear mounted polished tips. At the corners, spectacular looking 17 inch replica Magnum 500 wheels wear Hertz Sports Car Club spinners and 225/45 front and 245/45 rear Firestone Firehawk radials. Inside the car you'll find a freshly restored factory vinyl interior that is super nice and fits the character of this custom Mustang perfectly. The front seats wear their new covers well and feature firm padding that's probably spent most of its life holding trophies instead of people. Below the seats, new black carpet anchors cool Shelby branded front seat belts and is protected by retro rubber Shelby floor mats. In front of the driver, a great looking chrome trimmed dash includes a speedometer set between gauges for the cars vitals, a correct AM radio and a large glove box. Connecting the driver to the road is an excellent looking deluxe steering wheel that sits in front of a column mounted Shelby tachometer and features a wood rim, polished spokes and a polished Shelby horn button. If you're looking for an instantly recognizable classic that is scary fast and an absolute blast to drive, we have the car for you. Call now!





1966 Shelby GT 350
At the 1965 New York International Auto Show I met Carroll Shelby. He had a small space where he was displaying the new GT 350, The Sunbeam Tiger, and a GT40. I was 14 and very independent. I knew of Carroll Shelby from my father and I introduced myself to him at the show. He said he remembered my father well and was wondering If I was going to follow dads footsteps in racing. In spite of the demands on him he took his time giving me a personal tour of the three cars he was involved in. As I was leaving He gave me a poster of the GT350 that was a reprint of the April 1965 add that ran in Competition Press and Autoweek. I still have the poster, and even though I have known Carroll and worked for him and had him as a neighbor in Lake Tahoe, I never asked him to sign the poster. In my mind it is a cultural thing and I have had it since before he became a major celebrity and my children will inherit it just as I have enjoyed it all these years. The Poster is Black and white and at the top is a 3/4 rear view photo of a 65 white 350. Just Below in very large bold print spanning the full width of the photo in blue Capital Letters G.T. 350 The add reads as Follows Mustang! Bred in the West by race car builder Carroll Shelby, the brilliant new fastback GT/350 is the top performer in the Mustang line. Hand assembled in Southern California in limited quantities by the craftsmen who are responsible for the championship Cobra Ford sports car, the GT/350 represents the finest combination of sports car performance with stock car practicality. Offering racing car suspension, disc brakes 15" wheels, performance-tuned 289 Cobra engine, limited-slip rear end and race-bred interior, the GT/350 is designed for the individual who wants the finest in performance. Check with your High Performance Ford Dealer or write direct to GT/350, c/o Shelby American, 6501 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, California, 90009. List Prrice $4547.00




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