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Jun 7, 2024

Just the Details...1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby

 

1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby
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As you know, we love early GT350 Mustangs. We have a lot of favorites, and this is certainly one of them. This car is owned by one of our great customers, and has been painstakingly "refurbished" by Jeremy at Maple Hill Restoration.

While some folks (particularly several years ago) would completely restore this car, fortunately, the owner and Jeremy made just the right decisions to get it "back in shape."

Most of the paint is original and many finishes remain that way. Other items were replaced or restored. This combination resulted in what you see here...a perfectly functioning '65 GT350 with lots of originality that tells a story.

Even the original Shelby Cragar wheels have been carefully cleaned rather than re-rimmed.

The car also features the complete original drivetrain that has all now been rebuilt.

Check out the captions under each image for more details. Some of those images show things like the original rear end tag, the original Ray Brown seat belts, the original dated rear leaf springs, the original finish on the floor pans, and more!

1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby with all of those cool original pieces.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby - Original hand stamped serial number tag / plate.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. All suspension has been properly restored for original function.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original finish on the underside.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original rear end tag indicating the 3.89 rear gears with the Detroit Locker differential.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. So cool to see the original plate with studs that would have held the dual exhaust (out the back) muffler system still in the floor.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. This shot shows the original spot welds from the spare tire hold down on the rear package tray.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original date rear leaf springs.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Bracket with bumper as modified by Shelby American.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original finish on the "trunk drop offs" inside the rear quarter panel.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original finish with "drips" on the floor pan on the underside of the car.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Driveshaft loop as installed by Shelby American.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original rear leaf springs.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original Aeroquip oil pressure line with tag.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Refurbished, original dated radiator.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. More original finishes and overspray.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Those cool original Ray Brown seat belts.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original finish on the grill support. These are unique to the 1965 GT350s.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original PCV hose with PCV valve.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. That cool original horn switch and radio block-off plate.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original dated carburetor with the original paint air cleaner base.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Those '65 GT350 unique tach and oil pressure gauges.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Super nice chrome on these original interior quarter vents.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. The '65s used the stock Mustang gas cap.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Beautiful original Cobra steering wheel center.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original fiberglass hood with steel frame.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby. Original Shelby stamping on RH fender apron.
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1965 GT350 Mustang Shelby
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May 23, 2024

Mustang and Ford Small Block V8 1962-1969 Volumes 1 & 2 Book

 

Mustang and Ford Small Block Ford Book
Mustang and Ford Small Block V8  1962-1969 Volumes 1 & 2 Book
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Get one while you can!

This book, Mustang & Ford Small Block V8 1962-1969 by Bob Mannel, is honestly the best reference book that we have ever had.

There is just so much valuable information in this book, and it's now out of print. We just received our last shipment.

If you don't have one, click here to order!

  • This is the ultimate Small Block Ford Book
  • The Complete Restoration and Reference Guide
  • Written by Bob Mannel
  • Over 725 pages
  • 2850 photographs
  • Covers 221, 260, 289, 289 HiPo, and 302 engines
  • Over 125 Ford factory photos, illustrations, and ads
  • Hundreds of tables, graphs, and drawings

 

The information is extremely accurate in this book.  We refer to it almost every day to answer questions for customers.  There is just so much information in the book, it's amazing.

 

  • Do you want to know what the numbers on that tag on your 289 engine means?
  • Does your 1967 Mustang have a 289 block with a C8 number?...It's probably original!
  • Wondering which pulley should be on a particular engine?
  • How about the transition date from aluminum to cast iron water pumps?
  • Checking out assembly dates or casting numbers on various engine components?

 

It's all here!  If you are into Mustang and Fords, you really should have this book!



May 15, 2024

2024 Cobra Tour

 

2024 Cobra Tour
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Last year, we traveled the southern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Tom Cotter's and Jim Maxwell's Cobra Tour. 

The 2024 Cobra Tour was "Part Two" as we traveled the northern half, including a tour up Skyline Drive to Front Royal, Virginia.

As in 2023, this year's tour consisted of mostly Cobras...after all it is a "Cobra Tour," but there were a few of us GT350 guys participating. The weather really was iffy, but the rain held out for the most part.

We were lucky to participate in our '65 GT350 that we have owned for 39 years. It was practically in our backyard, so we did not want to miss it!

Enjoy the pictures!

2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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2024 Cobra Tour
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