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1965 Ford Mustang GT350R Tribute
This 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R tribute car is a faithful representation of an American muscle car hero, complete with an extensive list of modifications. It is powered by a 347 cubic inch (5.7-litre) Ford Windsor V8 engine outputting power to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. It is set up in tarmac rally specification suitable for both street driving or track work.
The 1965 Shelby GT350 is a high-performance version of the original Mustang and kicked off a long and storied history between Ford and Carroll Shelby. While it looked largely like a Mustang on the outside, the GT350 was a complete overhaul underneath to essentially produce an American stock car for the street. This particular car pays tribute to the GT350R which took the Mustang to a race-spec level for competition use under Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing rules. Shelby GT350s are known for their signature Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes, the only combination available for GT350s produced in 1965. Ford continues the Shelby nameplate to the current day to signify the highest level of performance Mustangs.
Paying homage to the original, this recreation wears the correct Wimbledon white paintwork with Guardsman Blue stripes. The interior has been largely removed, with Velo competition bucket seats, removable roll cage, sports steering wheel (with power steering), Terratrip equipment, and extended switchgear taking place of original items. The long list of vehicle mods includes a Tremec five-speed manual transmission with short-shift kit, nine-inch floating axle rear LSD, Murray Coote suspension, electric water pump and cooling fans, and Wilwood disc brakes F&R. It rides on a set of Vintage Motor Works 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama A052 Performance Tyres.
This car was purchased by its current owner 12 months ago, and was owned by the same person for 15 years beforehand. It is prepared as a tarmac rally car and has been used for that purpose, but can also be driven on the street. The owner notes it can be converted back into a road specification if desired. Engine modifications added throughout its life include Scat H-beam con rods, forged pistons, Ice adjustable ignition system, twin plate clutch, heavy duty radiator, aluminium fuel tank, and dual electric fuel pumps.
The exterior condition of this GT350R recreation presents modestly. The Wimbledon White paintwork shows in fine condition on the whole and the blue stripes retain a nice metallic fleck. Some paint is beginning to fade near the windscreen cowl and on the rear boot lid. Various chips and peppering marks are seen on the side of the vehicle, while more obvious damage is seen on the rear bumper of the car. This car has seen competition use, so many of the markings seem fair. The wheels and tyres look to be in generally good condition.
Interior-wise, this Mustang presents a functional and safe space for motorsport use. The controls, switchgear and gauges all look to be in fine condition, while the competition bucket seats have held up well to hard use. Most trim areas show in good order, and the blue carpeting and aluminium bracing looks in great shape for race car. The car will come with all listed mods as well as the original factory seats.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in South Australia under a club permit and is not transferable. The personalised plates are not included in the sale. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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