Wednesday, November 5, 2014

1965 Ford Shelby GT350R

Wimbledon White with blue stripes, the Shelby GT350 R was a purpose built race car that became the template for GT350 road cars to follow. Racing in the SCCA's B/Production class, Shelby was Ford's answer to winning the Road Racing Championship for several years. The cars were built in series as a turnkey racecar.

Prepared in conjunction with Ford, stripped out 271 hp Mustangs left the factory for conversion in Shelby's facility. The first arrived without side or rear windows, heaters, defrosters, upholstery, headliners, insulation or sound deadening.

Many changes were done to the body, including the fittament of a distinctive front apron in fiberglass. Flares were added to the fenders to accommodate 15x7 inch wheels. Furthermore the side and rear windows were were replaced by Plexiglas with aluminum frames.

This 1:64 scale diecast model was made by M2 Machines for their Shelby series 20.

and the real version of a GT350R


Juanh said...

Spectacular Shelby.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks always Juanh! :-)

komenda said...

Hi Mike, I always love Mustangs...having currently 2 Fords, I've grown to like the blue oval cars :)