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Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R 1965

General description : Another National Award for the LMC Restoration Team
The Mark Donahue Car
This is one of the few original 1965 GT 350 "R" models ever produced by Shelby American. The GT350 R was the first time an American manufacturer offered a strictly-for-racing competition model which could be purchased from a dealer and which would require nothing after delivery. These cars could literally be delivered directly to the track and raced the way they came off the transport. This particular "R" model was 1 of 2 sponsored by Dockery Ford of Morristown, N.J. for the 1966 season. The Dockery dealership was very involved in racing and sponsored 5R105, driven by the famous Mark Donahue.
After many years of separation, 5R105 was located by the original owners, Dockery Ford, and then taken to LMC for a complete nut and bolt restoration back to the way it was raced in 1966 by Mark Donahue himself. The Dockery Ford race team has now been fully reunited as 5R105 joins another previous LMC restoration, 5R100, the other original Dockery Ford "R" model. Since the restorations were completed, both cars have been awarded the very prestigious "Premiere" in Division 1 - Stock original/NOS cars only (2006 SAAC for 5R100, and 2009 SAAC for 5R105). This car scored a extremely impressive 896 out of 900 and even higher if not for a headlight acting up!!! Although their racing days may be done, these cars continue to be enjoyed by the public at select events, and by the original family that sponsored their racing endeavours back 1966.

1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Georgetown by Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd. for Not priced.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Mustang Model Version : Shelby GT350 R Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1965 Location : Halton Hills Vehicle Registration : Undefined

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Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd.

Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd.
905-875-4700
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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

Today classic Fords are extremely popular with enthusiasts and a great selection of classic Fords can be found for sale at www.ClassicDigest.com