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Feb 12, 2008

The 1965 GT350 Mustang

For me, the 1965 GT350 Mustang is just the ultimate Mustang. It's a race car for the street. It's loud and just cool. I remember the very first GT350 I ever saw. It wasn't a '65, but a 1966 GT350H. It was one of the rare green ones.

Ironically, I learned to know the owner and ended up selling his car for him many years later. I sold it to a gentleman that became a good friend of mine. He later sold the Hertz car and bought the first GT350 that I ever owned. It's a nice '66 with some personal touches that I added like Weber carbs., R-Model roll bar, R-Model front apron, R-Model gauges, R-Model valve covers, and American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels. He's still got it.

I recently found this video and absolutely love it.

Jay Leno really gets across the "true idea" of a 1965 GT350. I remember talking to some of my "Shelby Friends" when Jay was looking for a '65. Everyone had to kind of keep quiet that the buyer was Jay Leno. He wanted to pay fair market price, not extra because of who he was. I'm glad he has one. He is a true enthusiast. I love to see people have a GT350 because they just love the car, rather than having one for what it is now worth. You can tell the difference...but that's for another post.


Troy Kruger, MS, OTR/L said...
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Troy K. said...

My favorite Shelby is the '65 GT350. Nice story, thanks for sharing. The best site dedicated to the '65 GT350 can be seen here:

Virginia Classic Mustang said...


Thanks for the comment and the link. I should have listed this site in my original post. I should cover that site in another post. Like you say, it is a great site.