Shelby Dropping Mustang GT350 at the end of 2013
The business will continue to take orders for new GT350 versions through December 31st, 2013, so you had better get to ordering as you still can.
Shelby started the plan in 1965 and painted each and all of the advent models Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rock - panel stripes, and only over a quarter of these models features Le Mans (racing) stripes. These models came with a 289cubic-inch V-8 powerhouse that Shelby tuned to 306 horsepower -- stock output was 271 horsepower. Other upgrades contained heavyduty rear axles from the Ford Galaxy, upgraded KelseyHayes front disc brakes and bigger rear drum brakes. The engine hooked up to a T - the car and 10 fourspeed manual gearbox held the route via overrider traction bars, revise A - 130 mph and arms - rated Goodyear rubber.
1966 brought about four new colours: red, blue, green and black. Additionally, it obtained brake cooling ducts, an optional threespeed automatic transmission and an optional Paxton supercharger.
Also new for 1966 was the Hertz "Rent-a-Racer," which were after refurbished by Ford and offered to the people as the GT350-H. The "Rent-a-Racer" application netted plenty of problems, as many of these cars were rented for use in SCCA events, which wound up with customers briefly welding in roll cages. In Addition, most of the operation parts were missing by time Hertz returned the versions to Ford for refurbishing.
In 1968, Ford added in the GT350-KR version -- "KR" significance "King of the Road" -- which contained a 428cubic-inch V-8 powerplant with 335 horses and 440 poundfeet of torque.
In 2011 Shelby created only and reintroduced the GT350 coupe versions painted in Contest white with Guardsmen blue stripes. In the year 2012, additionally, it offered a convertible version, plus three more colours (red, blue black anniversary and / golden celebrating 50 years of Shelby American
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