Muscle Car Madness: 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Click Here to Begin Slideshow According to Motor Trend magazine, what Shelby had done was “take a 2+2, inject some Cobra venom, bulk up the leg muscles and trim the excess fat.” The Fastback featured a modified K-code 289 cid V8 engine with 350 hp. Ford termed the car the Shelby GT350 Street (it was labeled the GT350R for racing), and unveiled it to the public on January 27, 1965 as a street legal racing car. “I bought a 1965 Mustang 2+2 GT with a 271 hp K-code engine and a pony interior in 1976 in Los Angeles,” explains Ross Saunders. “I was looking for some hard-to-find interior parts as spare parts and was told that there was a similar Mustang that was being sent to the crusher. So I bought the wrecked car for the parts, not knowing that it was an original GT350." You can read the full story about this incredible find over on Hot Rod Hotline!

Muscle Car Madness: 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

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According to Motor Trend magazine, what Shelby had done was “take a 2+2, inject some Cobra venom, bulk up the leg muscles and trim the excess fat.” The Fastback featured a modified K-code 289 cid V8 engine with 350 hp. Ford termed the car the Shelby GT350 Street (it was labeled the GT350R for racing), and unveiled it to the public on January 27, 1965 as a street legal racing car.

“I bought a 1965 Mustang 2+2 GT with a 271 hp K-code engine and a pony interior in 1976 in Los Angeles,” explains Ross Saunders. “I was looking for some hard-to-find interior parts as spare parts and was told that there was a similar Mustang that was being sent to the crusher. So I bought the wrecked car for the parts, not knowing that it was an original GT350."

You can read the full story about this incredible find over on Hot Rod Hotline!

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About Clive Branson 27 Articles
Clive Branson is a photography graduate from Parsons School of Design in New York City and has since divided his career as an advertising creative director/copywriter and as a freelance writer/photographer. He is the author of Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers throughout North America and Britain. Clive lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario.

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