1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R Competition Replica Race Car Street Legal Track Ready YUMMMMMY
ONE OF THE FINEST RECREATIONS YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE! BUILT WITH ONLY THE BEST AVAILABLE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, THE FINISHED RESULT REDEFINES THE PINNACLE OF A SHELBY “R” TRIBUTE! SPECIFICATIONS Year 1965 Make Ford Mustang Model GT350R Competition Replica VIN 5R09A235901 Mileage 2,793 Engine 347 cid Cylinders V8 Transmission 5 Speed Manual Title Clear Color Wimbledon White Interior Color Black DESCRIPTION With Carroll Shelby â€˜s business, Shelby-American based in Los Angeles, already successful with its reputation for producing huge power from small cars, it was high on Ford Motor Companyâ€™s list to see what he could do with their new Mustang.
Ford was tired of the Chevrolet Corvette seeing podium finishes at the track and needed the Mustang to change that.
To meet SCCA racing guidelines, a race version must have no less than 100 production models built at a Ford facility to be available for the public to purchase.
Ford sent all 100 cars direct to Los Angeles for Shelby to tweak into the now famous GT350.
Of those, a select 36 were tuned into the track-ready “R” model.
The “R” stood for Race! It was stripped of as much weight as possible.
No rear seat, all Plexiglas windows with exception to the windshield, no necessity items whatsoever! The 289 was tuned to its absolute peak and went on to win the 1965, 1966, and 1967 B-Class SCCA Championships! We could not be more excited to offer this professionally built 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Competition Series replica! This car is the culmination of nearly 10 years of time, energy, expertise, and lots of money! Featuring the best of modern technology, but not straying too far from a true vintage appearance, this Mustang is about as good as one could ever imagine building in their dreams! Starting with a stellar 1965 Ford Mustang just like Mr.
Shelby, they stripped it of all unnecessary weight.
The side glass was remade using handmade aluminum frames with new Plexiglas windows that drop with a strap that locks on the door panel, the rear side glass now plastic, and rear window replaced with lightweight plastic with vented pass-thru air ventilation just like the original! An internal roll bar replaced the rear seat, R Model Beard racing seats were installed, and M&R 4-point harnesses for proper safety.
The real magic of this amazing machine has everything to do with the mechanicals! Under the hood lies a professionally built and tuned 302ci Dart Iron Eagle block stroked to 347ci with CNC aluminum heads, and aluminum intake mated with Weber 48 IDA Racing down draft carburetors! It produces an estimated 600 horsepower and will thrill anyone just to hear it start up! The stainless steel Gebler NASCAR style step reduction headers and polished 3″ stainless steel side exit exhaust make the most wonderful, potent sound! To try to list all of the components, parts, and accessories this car possesses would be nearly impossible without pointing them out in person.
We will try to give you the major components in this description, but invite all potential buyers to make efforts to see this car in person to truly witness its build quality! Options include Astro Performance 5-speed manual transmission, Aviaid wert sump oil pan, blow by recovery tank, Moroso auxiliary oil filter, Griffin aluminum radiator with dual cooling fans and built-in oil cooler, MSD 6AL ignition system with high-output coil, MSD distributor, aluminum balanced driveshaft with loop! The suspension is fully tuned by Cobra Automotive including rear Watts linkage, tubular upper & lower control arms, Koni shocks with limiting straps at all four corners, oversized front sway bar, and all polyurethane suspension bushings, correct style 4-bolt front strut brace and custom fabricated Monte Carlo bar to firm up the front end, Cobra Automotive 4-wheel disc brakes with functional brake ducting front and rear, fuel cell with custom made aluminum shelf, Lemans-style fuel cap and splash bucket, 9-inch rear end with 3.50 Traction-lok, 15″ American Racing R-model street wheels & tires, extra set of Paul Smith Engineered 15″ lightweight racing wheels and Goodyear tires, full Stewart Warner R-model racing instrumentation, Moto-Lite wood steering wheel, and so much more! Special touches will be seen throughout! Even the Wimbledon White paint is laid down in lacquer just like the original! The lightweight hood scoop is held in place with hood pins as is the rear deck lid for quick access.
A correct fiberglass rear bumper is in place.
The lower rear valance panel was stamped with louvers to reduce rear air turbulence! Billet and aluminum accessories include the foot pedals, Shelby R-model racing mirrors, clutch and brake reservoirs, etc.! This is truly a no expense spared build! It is estimated to cost well north of $140,000 to produce this quality, both cosmetically and mechanically! It has been track-tuned, race-prepped, and couldnâ€™t be more ready to spoil the next lucky owner completely rotten! It has just 2,793 miles on the odometer after being masterfully designed and thoroughly tested! It brings a very authentic look to the race track, but offers thrilling performance to match modern day rivals! We invite all serious inquires to join us on our showroom to view this vehicle in person! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS: In an effort to protect the eBay user information and to help ensure the authenticity of correspondence between St.