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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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #40: 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 R Racing School Car
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com http://www.facebook.com/musclecaroftheweek 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!





CarCast's Adam Carolla at the Shelby American Collection
CarCast's Adam Carolla at the Shelby American Collection





1967 Shelby GT500 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500 Patriot Edition - Generation Gap: GT500s
Cast your vote here: http://www.hagerty.com/Articles-Videos/Articles/2014/09/12/GT500s In the latest episode of Generation Gap, the guys return to the Lingenfelter Collection to pit Shelby against Shelby. Davin's selection, a 1967 Shelby GT500, features the pure power of the custom-built Shelby 355-hp 428 "Police Interceptor" V-8, while Matt's 2010 Shelby GT500 Patriot Edition's expertly tuned supercharged V-8 squeezes an astonishing 540 hp out of its 330 cubic inches. The guys tackle this question: Do specs alone make a car? Generation Gap appears every other Tuesday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAegdhiYLEoaFGuJFVrqFQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





1965 Shelby GT-350 Mustang Stolen and Recovered 25 Years Later
In 1982 a 1965 Shelby GT-350 Mustang owned by a young Marine stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina was stolen. The Marine soon deployed and never saw that car again—until 2007 when an NICB agent contacted him with news that his Mustang was located in Maryland. In the intervening years since it was stolen, the Mustang's true identity—its vehicle identification number (VIN)—had been professionally altered and matched with a fraudulent title. It was then sold to an unsuspecting buyer who eventually put a new $12,000 Shelby engine in it. The duped owner was contacted in 2007 by the Maryland State Police and an NICB special agent asking to inspect his Shelby. As you can imagine, he was absolutely dazed when they informed him that his prized possession was, in fact, stolen property. That young Marine from 1982—now a professional airline pilot—was overjoyed when he was notified that his dream car had been recovered and was in excellent condition. And in a classy gesture of goodwill—he was not legally required to do so—the pilot gave the former owner a check for $12,000 for the engine.




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