When you take a nicely finished 1965 Ford Mustang fastback and
upgrade it to a Shelby GT350 tribute, the result is something
special. So look over the 390 hp V8, shining paint, premium A/C
interior, ideal Shelby pieces, four-wheel disc brakes, five-speed
manual, and all the other details of this well-coordinated and
If you're going to pay tribute to Shelby's best, the white and blue
color theme is the exact right place to start. The full paint
package went on with care, and the metallic blue stripes were even
painted over the top of the car. There's deep gloss and shine here
that tells of a modern respray and a professional hand applying it.
It allows the sunlight to irresistibly show off the fastback
profile of this coupe. To be a proper GT350 tribute, you need to
get the details right. So the iconic rocker stripe decals are done
in a coordinating blue. Plus, the hood scoop, fog lights, and
bright dual exhaust really add to the performance style. While the
wraparound chrome bumpers are quite nice, the brightwork you'll
love the most is the shine from the Halibrand-style wheels that are
modern 17-inch polished alloys.
The interior is all about the classic pony car experience that also
gives you the best upgrades. After all, the original GT350s were
racecars with stark interiors, but you want this one for a cruiser.
So this one makes sure you're comfortable with an armrest center
console, cup holders, an AM/FM digital tuner, and cold blowing air
conditioning. But as comfortable as this is, it also makes sure to
keep the best classic pieces. You see it in the details, like the
premium "Pony" package front seats, and the fold-down rear seat.
And this is a true driver's car with a wood-rimmed sports steering
wheel, power steering, and new white-faced Dakota Digital gauges.
And have you counted the gears on the floor shifter yet?
The original Shelby cars had 289s, and this one goes for bigger
power with a bigger motor. You're looking at BluePrint 306
cubic-inch V8 which has less than 550 miles on the drivetrain. So
the stout motor looks clean and tidy, with nice details such as the
bright Monte Carlo bar that accommodates the long Shelby air
grabber. This is built for power with a Quick Fuel four-barrel
carburetor, an Edelbrock performer intake, and an aluminum radiator
to help keep it running cool. The full setup is dyno rated at 390
horsepower, and the growl of the dual exhaust lets the world know.
It fires up nicely and idles smoothly as a fresh power package
should. And you take firm control over it all with a five-speed
manual transmission. As you look underneath, you can see this is
correctly detailed, right down to the red oxide undercarriage. But
you'll also spot some great upgrades for modern fun, like the
four-wheel power disc brakes and proper modern performance
The sale comes complete with maintenance records, build receipts,
service manuals, and even a dyno sheet for the powerful V8. A total
package like this never stays idle for long, so don't miss out.