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Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R 1965

General description : 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 sponsored by Dockery Ford of Morristown, N.J. for the 1966 season. The Dockery dealership was very involved in racing and also sponsored 5R105, the Mark Donohue car, making it a two car team for the season. Since the original racing days, the car has changed many hands and has recently been re-acquired by the Dockery family. Number 5R100 was brought to Legendary Motorcar Company for a complete nut and bolt restoration to the highest standards. As a finished car, the owners wanted it to be exactly the way they remembered it racing and for it to be capable of winning Concours judged events. Upon completion of the restoration, the first event the car attended was the 2006 Shelby American Automobile Club 31st convention. It took part in the Concours judging and was awarded "Premiere" in Division 1 - Stock original/NOS cars only. This is just one of many awards the car has received since its completion. It now lives a much less strenuous life, making appearances at select events and being enjoyed by the original family who sponsored it back in 1966.
** Update, at the 2011 SAAC convention, 5R100 was judged once again, this time earning the first in SAAC history, perfect score. Scoring an incredible 900 out of 900 points!!!! Congrats to the LMC restoration team and the Dockery's on such an incredible accomplishment!!**

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

 

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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.

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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