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1965 Shelby GT350 Specifications

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The first year for the Shelby Mustang GT 350. Ford wanted a performance version of the Mustang and who better to do that than Carroll Shelby and his team. At first Shelby thought this was a bad idea, but Ford was insistent. So his team took a stock Mustang GT and turned it into a winning street and track race car. The son of the AC Cobra. Things that legends are made from.

ModelGT 350GT 350R
List Price in 1965$4,547$6,000
Engine (to read more about  this motor click here)
TypeV-8,iron block, water cooled
HeadCast iron, removable
ValvesOverhead, pushrod/rocker-actuated
Max BHP306 @ 6,000 rpm350 bhp @ 5,400 rpm
Max Torque329 lbs.-ft @ 4,200 rpm350 lbs.-ft @ 3,200 rpm
Oil Pan6.5 quart (instead of the 5 qt) with baffles
Displacement289cid, 4272cc
Compression Ratio10.5:110.5:1
Induction systemSingle Holley four-barrel, 715 cfmSingle Holley four-barrel, 715 cfm
Exhaust systemStandard, dual exhaust with Tri-Y Headers
Electrical system12-volt distributor system
Fuel consumption13-15 mpg
FrameUnibody, welded platform with boxed side rails
BodySteel body & fiberglass hood
Front suspensionLonger Pitman Unequal arms, coil springs, adjustable tube arms, 1.0" anti-roll sway bar with Koni Shocks
Rear suspensionLive axle, multi-leaf, semi-elliptical springs, tube shocks, torque control arms with Koni Shocks. Beefy torque reaction arms that sit atop the axle and are anchored into the chassis.
Tire type and sizeGoodyear Blue Dot 130 MPH E70-15" (7.75x15)Goodyear Blue Streaks 6.0/9.30x15"
Wheel Size5.5x15" (heavy duty station wagon steel rims) or 6x15" Crager Chrome7x15"
Weights and Measures
Front track56"
Rear track56"
Overall height52.2"
Overall width68.2"
Overall length181.6"
Ground clearance6.5"
Crankcase7.5 quart
Cooling system20 quart
Gas tank16 gallons34 gals  (2 stock tanks welded together)
Curb weight2,790 lbs. (150 lbs lighter than stock.)2,550 lbs.
Weight Distribution53/47 (with battery moved to the trunk)53/47
TypeSingle dry disc
TypeFour speed, full syncromesh Borg Warner T-10, with aluminum case
BrakesFront11.375" ventilated Kelsey-Hayes discs
Rear10x2.5" drums (station wagon)
Ratios3.89:1 Detroit Locker
Drive axles - typeEnclosed, semi-floating
TypeRecirculating ball
Turns, lock to lock3.7 5 (compared to std 5.0)
Turning circle37'
ratio19:1 (compared to std. 27:1)
0-30 mph2.4 secs
0-40 mph3.6 secs
0-50 mph5.2 secs
0-60 mph6.8 secs
0-70 mph8.7 secs
0-80 mph11.2 secs
0-10019.0 secs
Quarter Mile14.7 secs @ 90 mph
Top Speed124 mph @ 7,000 rpm
3rd gear110 mph @ 6,500 rpm
2nd gear82 mph @ 6,500 rpm
1st gear56 mph @ 6,500 rpm
LeMans Stripes
5-spoke Shelby/Cragar mag rims