1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H Tribute
At Classic Auto Mall we see our share of Mustangs, good bad and special. But with prices of documented collector cars and serious pro-touring builds climbing faster than the Saturn V rocket launch, owning a piece of six-figure Detroit muscle can be stressful. That's why the smart enthusiast who likes driving and enjoying his hardware buys a slick, fully-sorted weekend cruiser like a tribute car. Enjoyable, stress free and no one is really the wiser, and anyone who is, do they really care??
For consignment this 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350-H tribute. This car is the beneficiary of a frame off restoration where it was transformed into this tribute version of the Hertz rental available in 1965. All sorted out and completely rebuilt with plenty of attention to detail, you can be rolling around in a skate that will be the envy of the rink!
Its frame off restoration began with hours working its steel panels into a completely straight and well minded gap body. Then a smooth and glossy coat of Raven Black urethane was adorned with metallic gold stripes, sealed in a durable clear coat shell, and accented with correctly stenciled "G.T. 350 H" side stripes. Leading the way at the front edge, a stainless, Shelby style grille hangs pristine horizontal bars between two louvered bezel headlights, a great looking chrome bumper and a front valance that's complete with chrome trimmed parking lights. At the top of that grille, a traditional metal hood, which is secured by chromed metal pins, sports a Shelby hood scoop. And at the top of the car, like-new windows trimmed in stainless. Satin finished wipers and chrome drip rails which are just perfection are at the top edge of the roof. A hockey stick cove has an intake vent on the rear quarter and some gills that roll downward with the B pillar and graceful glass. The trunk is pure '65 'Stang as it has the gold stripes and rolls into the rear with the iconic trio of outward Veed lenses on the corners. Another perfectly preserved rear bumper is on with shiny bumperettes and deep bezeled backup lights. 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels are wrapped in 215/60R15 fronts an 225/60R15 rears, all raised white letter BFG Radial T/A's
Entree vous if you will past pure '65 Mustang styling for the door panels that have some smooth and some tuck and roll black vinyl and are expertly crafted for the entry to a completely satisfying driving environment. Inside pristine low back buckets with more tuck and roll black vinyl and smooth bolsters grab you and beg you to sit in them. A rear 2 plus 2 beckons the same as the front. On the hump is a Hurst shifter reaching for the driver. All this in a sea of nice black carpeting all fade free and ready to curl your toes up into. You sit in the driver's seat and reach forward out a wood rimmed, drilled 3 post rally wheel atop the factory column. Gauges are the standard fare Mustang horizontal speedometer and circle gauges on the edges under a padded black dual eyebrow dash top. The radio has been removed and the glovebox was signed by Carroll Shelby, (as every one has... he signed everything!). Above is a slightly textured black vinyl headliner. Turn the key!
A bit of snake bite has been added to this 289ci V8 which is correct for this non Shelby car. It has an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor. A 4-speed manual transmission is on back along with a Ford 8 inch rear axle. Headers and a Flowmaster muffler system is now in. Looking just snazzy under this hood with ribbed cast valve coverings and aluminum radiator, supple hoses and like new wiring.
This car cannot quit when it comes to showing off and it will not let the topside get away without a visual fight. All undercoated and black paint and mostly road dirt free. New suspension which is front independent coil springs and rear leaf springs. Drum braking is all around.
This car fired right up and I have to admit sounds just great. It ran as good as it sounded with neck snapping acceleration and the panic stopping proved to be good as we nearly hit a fellow sales associate on a similar test drive near the exit to the test track! Sheesh!
A fine example and a fine perforce on the transformation of this tribute car to the Hertz/Ford Mustang collaboration to see sell sell, and this one definitely will!!
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
C-289ci 2bbl V8 200hp
312192-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.