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.
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
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.
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
RARE !1965 Shelby GT350 Carroll Shelby Competition Driving School 1 of 3 made! Serial #SFM5S029
1965 Shelby GT350 Carroll Shelby Competition Driving School 1 of 3 made!
Carroll Shelby school of high performance driving was owned and operated by
Shelby American back in the 60's and this is believed to be 2 of 3
surviving cars. Serial #SFM5S029Â The current owner( sorry didn't get his
name) is a serious aficionado, collector and historian regarding his car.
It is a pleasure to hear him talk about the history and the differences
between the 3 racing school cars. Interview was from the Knott's Fabulous
Fords Forever show in 2013.
SAAC 11 Carroll Shelby Car Show 1986
"SAAC 11" Yep, that's Carroll signing his autographs. No charge!
Shelby American Automobile Club car show, in Dearborn, Michigan, July 5,
1986. For all you Mustang
and Shelby fans, this one will make your day.
1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350 for sale with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Photo documented rotisserie nut & bolt restoration, fresh 302cid V-8 w/
Paxton Supercharger @ 425hp, upgraded
5-speed trans, 9" rear w/ posi-traction, mirror finish Guardsman blue paint
w/ white stripes, correct R" fender flares, Procar sport leather bucket
seats, GT side scoops, correct hood, rear seat delete w/ spare tire
carrier, full roll bar, Torque Thrusts w/ BFG radial T/A's, Grab Trak
suspension, Global West subframe, connectors, KYB shocks, 4 wheel disc
brakes, Magnaflow Exhaust, Shelby
steering wheel, full gauges, exceptional reproduction, looks to be over
$80K spent, its that kind of car!
132277 / 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/cand2gz
Starting with a solid 1965 Mustang fastback, this Shelby GT350
tribute was stripped to bare metal in preparation for a ground-up
restoration. New quarters were installed with a few small patches here and
there, then it was prepped for that two-stage Sapphire Blue paint, which is
a cool take on the original Shelby color scheme. Wimbeldon White stripes
were added, following Shelby's template, as well as rocker panel graphics
and GT350 callouts. A fiberglass hood was installed, just like the real
Shelbys, as well as the brake scoops in back. Even Shelby-exclusive details
like the plexiglass windows in the quarter panels have been properly