(5 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Check out this Wimbledon White 1965 Shelby GT-350 competition. It's owned by a site visitor in Palos Heights, Illinois. This was our featured Attitude Of the Week for the week starting November 14, 2010. The owner says that it is very correct with one exception - aluminum Z304 racing heads. He drives it everywhere! This photo is also our 12,000th Mustang photo posted to the site.|
(8 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) This is a real 1965 Mustang Shelby GT-350 fastback. The Guardsman Blue rocker stripes are standard on the 1965 Shelby. The LeMans style stripes over the top of the car were optional and was applied by the dealer Sexton Ford Sales Inc. in Moline, Illinois. The hood on a 1965 Shelby is fiberglass.
(5 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) This is a black and white vintage Ford photo of the first 1965 Mustang Shelby GT-350 fastback. It has the Cragar wheels. You can see that there is no rear seat.
(5 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) This is a rare one. It's a real Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang Shelby GT-350. Two things make this shot rare. Only 521 of these were built in 1965. And it's being shown in the rain! I spotted this at the 2009 All Ford show at Uftring Ford in East Peoria, Illinois.
(1 photo of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Ford promotional, black and white photo of a truck load of 1965 Shelby GT350's all loaded up at the Shelby plant ready for delivery.
(6 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Although technically serial number 003, this Shelby Ford Mustang GT350 was the first unit completed and was used in publicity photos for the upcoming line of customized vehicles. Serial numbers 001 and 002 were completed later and were race versions. In 1979, this car was restored as a race car and raced. It was later discovered that it was originally built as the first street GT350. It will be restored to its original condition. We photographed this amazing car at the 2010 Mustang Club of America Grand Nationals car show held in Bellevue, Washington; and was our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 27th, 2011.
(2 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Prototype Fastback) These are two of the three 1965 Mustang Shelby GT-350 prototypes. The front one is a street version - serial number SFM5S003. The other is one of two race prototype versions (SFM5R003 GT-350R Prototype). These started as white K-code (HiPo 271ho 289ci) 1965 Mustang fastbacks. Where is the third one? It exists and is in a private collection.
(1 photo of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Drag Fastback) This is a rare 1965 Mustang Shelby GT-350 Drag Unit fastback. It is one of four originally created by Shelby. It has a 289ci 306hp engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. Other features included Gabriel Silver Eagle rear shocks, Cure-Ride up-lock front shocks, 9x14 tires on 5x14 wheels, 5.13 rear, engine torque strap, Belanger drag headers, NHRA-approved Cobra scattershield, Hurst Competition-Plus shifter, driveshaft safety loop, and AFX rear traction bars.
(5 photos of a 1965 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Race Fastback) This Wimbledon White 1965 Mustang Shelby GT-350R fastback was built for racing. It was not a street-legal car. This car was listed on Craigslist back in 2008. The photos are from the listing. At the time, it was the most expensive car ever listed on Craigslist. The listing said, "Car #530 one of only 35 Produced (1 of 25 still remaining). These "R" code GT 350's were unique in that they represented the first time an American auto manufacturer offered a strictly-for-racing model that was SCCA B/Production compliant. This vehicle was shipped to Lima Peru on 7/29/66 and raced extensively on the South American circuit. It was the South American Champion in it's class and the Peruvian National Champion in the late 60's. Brought back to the US in 1984, I have a copy of the original Shelby American Invoice Referring to SFM 5R530 as a 1966 GT 350 Race dated June 28, 1966. PLEASE NOTE: According to the Illustrated Shelby Buyers Guide by Lamm & Nicaise 1992 page 60 - "That last batch incidentally is often referred to as the 1966 R-models; they were assembled after regular 1965 GT350 production had shut down" "They were given serial numbers , though, and titled as 1965 models." # 5R530 is one of these vehicles."
(1 photo of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Emmanuel Theux sends us this photo of a Wimbledon White 1966 Shelby GT-350. This was taken at a car show in Paris, France. This one wears a set of 1965 Shelby wheels. Check out all the over vintage Mustangs in the background.
(7 photos of a 1966 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) This is a real Wimbledon White 1966 Shelby GT-350 fastback. It is a "carry-over" car. The first 252 Shelby GT-350s for 1966 had 1965 Mustang bodies and 1965 Mustang serial number plates under their Shelby serial number plates. These "carry-over" cars had mostly 1965 features including standard Koni shocks and their engines where painted black instead of blue.
(5 photos of a 1966 Sapphire Blue Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Sapphire Blue 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback owned by John Drysdale from New York. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 27, 2012. It has the original 289ci V8 and a manual transmission. John adds, "I just came to own it, but have known the car and family since 1972. It's a survivor car that's completely original and unrestored. It has always had TLC and never abused! It has 53000 'actual' Miles! With original docs. All the ones I see for sale have 30000-50000 miles!
Seriously!! No way!! You better have a pile of paper work, oil changes and inspections to go with it."
(1 photo of a 1966 Raven Black Mustang Shelby GT-350 Hertz Fastback) Raven Black 1966 Shelby GT-350H Mustang fastback with a 306hp (at 6000rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine. 1000 of these black with gold stripe GT350 cars were purchased by Hertz as part of a promotion. This photo is available in two wallpaper sizes; 1024-683 wallpaper and 2400-1600 wallpaper.
(3 photos of a 1966 Sapphire Blue Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Sapphire Blue 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback with Shelby front fascia and grille with off-center emblem, hood scoop, Shelby 1966 production wheels, white GT350 side stripe, Lemans over the top white stripe, and hood pins. This car has its original 306hp (at 6000rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
(5 photos of a 1966 Ivy Green Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Ivy Green 1966 Mustang Shelby GT-350 fastback with white LeMans stripes and 14-inch 10-Spoke aluminum Shelby wheels. It has the Borg Warner aluminum T10 4-speed manual transmission, fiberglass hood with steel frame, override traction bars, open letter Buddy Bar Cobra valve covers, dual Rotunda mirrors, and a remote trunk release installed by dealer.
(3 photos of a 1966 Candy Apple Red Mustang Shelby GT-350 Hertz Fastback) Candy Apple Red 1966 Mustang Shelby GT-350H Hertz Rent-A-Racer with gold stripes. This one has the 10-spoke Shelby 14-inch wheels. The Shelbys for 1966 had clear quarter window glass - unless it was a 1965 Shelby carry over car.
(1 photo of a 1966 Raven Black Mustang Shelby GT-350 Hertz Fastback Advertisement) Here is one of the Hertz Shelby GT500H advertisements from 1966. Yes, that is a blurry image. The GT350 is cook'n. It says, "There are only 1000 of these for rend in the entire world. Hertz has them all. It's the Shelby G.T.350-H. Only Hertz rents it. Cobra engine. Disc brakes. High speed wheels and tires. Stick shift or automatic. Rally stripes. High performance shocks. Torque controlled rear axle. The whole load. Why a rent-a-car with all this performance? We could have gotten a fleet of high-powered pseudo-sports-cars. But we figured you'd want to try a champion. Not just another imitation. So we got the one car that holds the Sports Car Club of America National Championship. And you can rent this 4-seater G.T.350-H from Hertz in most cities for a day. Or longer. But only from Hertz. Two stipulations. You have to be at least 25 years old. And you have to hurry. (It's all on a first-come-first-serve basis.) So make your reservation today. One local phone call reserves your car here. Or just about anywhere in the country. Call the only rent-a-car company that offers you a championship G.T.350-H."
(5 photos of a 1966 Mustang Shelby GT-350 Hertz Fastback Advertisement) Hertz presents the G.T. 350-H This is the cover of one of the original 1966 Hertz brochures advertising the Mustang Shelby GT350H. It says, Shelby designed, cobra bred, Ford powered, and rented exclusively by Hertz.
(3 photos of a 1966 Raven Black Mustang Shelby GT-350 Hertz Fastback) This is a genuine Raven Black 1966 Mustang Shelby GT-350H Hertz fastback. These where built for Hertz to be rental cars.
(5 photos of a 1966 Raven Black Mustang Shelby GT-350 Hertz Fastback) This Raven Black 1966 Shelby GT-350 Hertz Mustang fastback was at the 2010 Mustang Club of America Grand Nationals held in the Seattle area of Washington. I waited most of the day to get these shots. It was cloudy most of the morning and then the hood was only partially opened. The gold stripes on this car were amazing. You could see them from a long ways off.