Saturday, April 7, 2012
Car of the Day : April 8, 2012
The car for today is Shelby Collectables' 1965 Shelby GT350R.
The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang.
As planned, Carroll Shelby also developed a race-ready GT 350R with the same engine as competition Cobra 289s. That meant a nominal 350 bhp -- an outstanding 1.21 bhp per cubic inch. To minimize weight, the gearbox got an aluminum case and the interior was stripped down to a single racing seat with safety harness, plus protective roll bar.
With a detailed engine, actual roll bar and rubber tires, this Shelby shines in true 1/64 scale.