Shelby G.T. 3501965-1966
All 1965 G.T. 350s were painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. Contrary to popular belief, very few GT350s were delivered with the optional "Le Mans" (or "LeMans") top stripes, which run the length of the entire car. According the current Shelby American registry, approximately 28% of the 1965 cars built had LeMans stripes. Today, it's difficult to find a GT 350 not so equipped. Many 1965 cars had the battery relocated to the trunk (which was changed mid year from complaints of fumes), featured over-rider traction bars, relocated A-arms, and other modifications. Over-rider traction bars are named so due to their design being on top of the leaf spring as opposed to underneath them.The 1965-1966 cars were the smallest and lightest of the GT 350 models. These cars are often improperly called "Cobras", which was the Ford-powered AC-based two-seat sports car also produced by Shelby American during the same period. The confusion arises from the use of the Cobra emblem, the paint scheme, and optional "Cobra" valve covers on many GT350s (part of a marketing tie-in by Shelby as well as one of his iconic symbols). All 1965-66 cars featured the K-Code 271 hp 289, modified to produce 306 hp. 1965-1966 G.T. 350s were delivered from Ford's San Jose assembly plant in body in white form for modification by Carroll Shelby's operation, originally in Venice Beach and later at Los Angeles International Airport. San Jose Cars carried a "R" in the ford VIN denoting that facility. The only year that Shelby Mustangs from the 1960s came from another plant was 1968 where they came from New Jersey "T" in the VIN, and were modified by A.O. Smith.
Shelby G.T. 350
|Assembly||Los Angeles, California|
|Engine||289 cu in (4.7 L) V8|
|Wheelbase||108.0 in (2,743 mm)|
|Length||181.6 in (4,613 mm)|