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1965-1966 Shelby GT-350

1965-1966 Shelby GT-350 Specifications

With a 289 V-8 and four-speed manual gearbox, along with a body borrowed from the Ford Mustang 2+2 fastback, the 1965-1966 Shelby GT-350 was probably as close to a street-legal racing car as ever was offered by an American company.


Engines: ohv V-8, 289 cid (4.00 × 2.87), 306 bhp

Transmissions: 4-speed manual, 3-speed SelectShift automatic

Suspension front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension rear: live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front discs/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 108.0

Weight (lbs.): 2,800

Top speed (mph): 130+

0-60 mph (sec): 5.0-6.5

Production: 1965 562; 1966 2,380

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