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This car is an exact copy of a Shelby GT350R down to the last nut, bolt and assembly chalk mark. Starting with a very clean 1965 “K” code chassis, just as Shelby American did, and utilizing very rare new old stock Shelby “R” parts this car was built to the highest Concours standards. All period correct Shelby modifications were performed just as they were in 1965. The only item on the car upgraded to modern safety specifications is the racing fuel cell in place of the 34 gallon gas tank. Since its completion this car has only been driven 730 miles.

Reference Number 59414

as of 11/30/2009

Overview
Car 1965 Ford Mustang
VIN 5R09K154157 
Exterior / Interior Color      White /      Black 
Condition Pristine 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

The engine in this car started out as a 351, and was stroked to 400 cubic inches, blueprinted and balanced. It runs Edelbrock heads and produces 420hp. The rear end is a brand new Detroit Locker with NSACAR style cryogenic gears.

 

Other special features on this car include a new old stock spare wheel with sticker still attached, very rare numbered Galaxy radiator exactly like the ones use in a real “R” model, and the one of a kind “GT350R” rear emblem. The steering wheel on this car is a one off brand new recreation of the factory Shelby wheel. The same company that made the wheels for Shelby in 1965 made it in England.

 

About the Shelby GT350R

The R-series were very special cars, with serious modifications that made them very different from the already formidable GT350. “R” cars included the famous wide “Le Mans” stripes and a fiberglass front apron that replaced the bumper and upper and lower valance panel. The rear bumper was removed and Plexiglas side and rear windows were added. Aluminum panels replaced the original Ford door panels; aluminum was also pop-riveted in place of the rear quarter vents. Early cars’ stock front seats were pulled in favor of a one-piece fiberglass unit. Standard production seats were used on later cars, as it was understood that the purchaser would most likely choose a competition seat of their preference. The dash pad on the “R” cars was replaced with a bezel holding the speedometer, tachometer and other gauges. A four-point roll bar was installed and a fiberglass rear shelf replaced the rear seat. There were body modifications to both the front and rear fenders, and to the inner fenders, as well. The hood was the same one-piece fiberglass unit used on production Shelbys, but on the “R” cars, the only hood lock was the klik-pin hood pin arrangement. Similar pins were used on the trunk.

Under the hood, the motors were “breathed on,” with heads ported and polished to Shelby race specs. Motors were balanced and blueprinted, special headers were fitted, and a Holley 715 carb was installed. These modifications bumped output to 350 horsepower. Stock gas tanks were replaced with 34-gallon units and an electric fuel pump (two in some early cars) was fitted.

 

420 Horsepower

325 Ft-Lbs @ 5000.00 RPM

0-60: 6.0 sec.

Weight: 2500 lbs