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1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby GT350 “R” Model Clone & Trailer Turnkey Racer

1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 "R" Clone Vintage Racer

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Fastback Coupe
Trim: Shelby GT350 "R" Clone Vintage Racer
Year: 1965
Mileage: 12,005
VIN: 5R09A213102
Color: Wimbledon White
Engine: 289 V8 308ci 300hp Shelby Specs
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States

Description for Ford Mustang 1965

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
Shelby GT 350 “R” Clone

#2+ Condition

3-Owner SoCal Car from New

(AZ since 2010)

Pristine Never Hit Body

Spectacular Turnkey Racing Setup w/ Trailer


VIN # 5R09A213102

12005 Miles
(last 28 years)

(6877 Miles since 2010 Restoration)

VIN # 5R09A213102

5 - 1965

R - Assembled in San Jose, CA

09 - Fastback

A - A Code V8 - 4 Speed Manual Transmission

Prod # - 213102

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That’s right… this is a one-off complete and very exacting clone of a 1965 GT350 “R” including everything you need to go racing. Today a #1-#2 Condition Real “R” will fetch between $850K - $1M. Here’s an opportunity to own nearly the exact same car for less than 1/10th the price. Take it racing or nice enough to show at any type of car event or simply enjoy driving it on the street. This Shelby Clone does it all .. and is simply as nice as it gets.

This is a turnkey example of the venerable GT350 “R”acer from the factory. Starting its life as a real “A” Code Mustang Fastback in Southern CA back in 1965, this cool classic has been transformed into the top dog Shelby GT350 “R”. The comprehensive restoration took place from 2010-2013 and is still fresh with just 6877 miles logged since. Note: The car started its racing life in 1990 by the second owner. The engine was built to “K” Code Shelby specs plus a little (308ci). Dyno sheet shows approximately 300hp/300 torque at the rear wheels.

The car comes with two sets of Torque Thrust D wheels - one for race setup the other for street. The car is licensed and totally street legal. Runs and drives wonderfully on the street.

I am helping a good friend sell this little gem. He is the consummate car “freak” in my book. He knows this car inside, outside and upside down. He is an engineer by education, a former Army Ranger and Ironman Triathlete by discipline who obsesses over every aspect of the care, maintenance and setup of this fabulous machine. I took some of my pictures of the car in his shop to give you an idea of what kind of guy we are talking about here. This car was one of his dream cars to build and race and to say he “goes with the car” means he will be happy to be a resource on this car in the future. He’s a really great guy and the type of person you want to buy this type of collectable racer from.

Please take the time to read through this list of specs so that you can understand just exactly what has been done to transform this car into an “exact” replica of the original “R”. This is not just some fastback with a Shelby steering wheel, a stripe kit and a hood scoop. This is as close to the real deal as you will every come without the million dollar price tag.

The final price of the car will include:

  • Complete maintenance log book.
  • Complete HSR-West/SVRA racing log book
  • Complete ground-up restoration (2010-2013)
  • Complete file of all restoration completed.
  • Complete set of original 1965 Torque Thrust D wheels mounted on Hoosier race tires.
  • Complete set of Torque Thrust D wheels mounted on B.F Goodrich street tires.
  • Two custom made wooden window side curtains for trailering and keeping water out of the interior. (note: see picture near the end of the pictures of documentation and extra parts, just after the pictures of the extra set of wheels/tires. Picture shows the wood window fillers next to two tires).
  • Two complete exhaust sets. One for racing and one for street. (Note: racing exhaust picture is just after the side curtain pictures above. The exhaust is hanging next to the Danmar lift inside the wood frame)
  • 16 foot open trailer with diamond plate deck, dual dropped axles, winch & electric brakes. In pristine condition and ready to travel the USA.


  • 308 ci
  • 300 HP, 300 ft/lbs at wheels at 5800 rpm (have dyno sheet).
  • Solid lifters.
  • Roller Rockers.
  • Tri-Y headers
  • 10.1 to 1 compression.
  • Aviad Road Race pan.
  • 427 Cobra oil cooler.
  • Newly installed Center Force Dual Friction Clutch #490030 with Throw out bearing #N1439.
  • MSD electronic distributor #8582 with MSD Blaster coil and 6AL rev limiter (6000 rpm) with
  • 5800 rpm shift light (have original Mallory dual point distributor in box).

    11. 700 cfm Holly 4150 double pumper carb. (have original Shelby 715 cfm Holly in box).

    12. Newly installed Holly Mighty Mite electric fuel pump.

    13. Aluminum Radiator.

    14. #381358 ISKY Cam with .320 lift.

    15. Forged TRW pistons.

    16. Stainless valves (Ferrera) 1.9 intake, 1.6 exhaust.

    17. Lakewood Shatter proof bell housing.

    18. 22 gallon fuel cell foam filled (Fuel Safe).

    19. 10# full fire suppression system (engine, cockpit and trunk).


  • 1” lowered Shelby Suspension.
  • Bump steer.
  • Lengthened pitman and idler arms for quicker steering.
  • 1” sway bar.
  • 620# springs.
  • New Koni Shocks.
  • 11” Kelsey-Hayes Disc Brakes with 4 piston calipers and cooling duct system.


  • 200# leaf springs with lowered shackles.
  • 10” x 2 1/2” 1964 Ford Fairlane Station wagon drums with cooling vanes.
  • Rear drum cooling duct system.
  • Original Shelby over rider traction bars.
  • New Koni shocks.


  • Four speed top loader Borg-Warner close ratio.
  • Hurst Shifter.
  • 1 1/16” 10 spline input shaft.
  • Newly totally rebuilt.


  • Ford 9” 10 bolt 28 spline.
  • Original Detroit Locker 350 hears newly rebuilt.
  • Extra 275 gears in differential case.
  • Newly balanced new drive shaft and U joints.


    The body is near pristine condition and appears to have never been disturbed in any way throughout its life. Take a look at the shut-line closeup pictures and you will notice just how nice everything fits. The hood has a slight “smile” on the drivers side and is pretty typical of these lightweight fiberglas hoods.

    In 2010 the car was completely stripped and media blasted to the metal before new primer and paint was applied. The paint is smooth and deep with plenty of clearcoat. There are no dings, scratches or imperfections in the finish. The car has been continuously garaged since the restoration and has a fresh appearance. It has won its class at many show events in and around Phoenix metro area (including 2 for 2 Firsts in the last two weeks).

    All the decals are static-cling type and can be easily removed and reapplied if you prefer a decal-free look for the street.


    Mechanically the car has been maintained to absolute perfection. Records and logs of all work and maintenance is included in the pictures below. Please take the time to view the owner’s hand written notes from day one.

    The car drives, shifts and runs like a dream. It rolls down the road on a brand new set of B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires, straight as an arrow, with no shakes, rattles or imperfections anywhere in the handling or braking tendencies of this car.

    It is nearly impossible to describe this rare one-off Shelby GT350

    racer/show car. Perfection is a naughty word to throw around when it comes to automotive anything. This vehicle exudes perfection; in design, in workmanship, appearance, performance, handling and ride quality. Perfection abounds in this rare build, you can See it, Feel it, Hear it and Smell it.

    Original Shelby “R” models as developed, started with a Shelby GT350 and received new suspension tuning, a modified 289 cubic-inch Ford V-8, an improved cooling system, fiberglass body panels and Plexiglass windows. The interior was gutted for racing, and a full roll cage was added to meet competition regulations.

    Just as a matter of reference I have been collecting and restoring collectable automobiles and motorcycles for the last 40 years and am a long-time friend of the owner. I am a member in good standing with the Porsche Club of America, the 356 Registry and NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society) for over 25 years. I have been a Concour Judge at various venues around Southern CA.

    This is a stellar, turn-key automobile at the highest-level of restoration; in solid #2+ condition needing nothing and running perfectly. The car owner is a gentleman racer/collector in AZ that has been involved in the hobby for many years in Southern CA and AZ. This car was originally built in Southern California and has spent every minute of it’s restored life in CA or AZ.

    This Shelby GT350 “R” is the kind of master piece to be added to your collection if indeed you have a penchant for low mile race or show ready type of cars. You would be hard pressed to find a more solid, original and wonderful driving vehicle than this example in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue Stripes.

    Fur further information please call Frank at 949-310-6262. If you would like to see the car or talk to the owner, his number is available, contact me before the auction ends. We also encourage offers during the bidding process and are inclined to sell the car to a serious person that understands what it would cost to build a car such as this and is ready to purchase a turn-key example. We reserve the right to end this “No Reserve” Auction at any time throughout the auction or sell to the highest bidder.


    The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

    The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
    Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
    Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

    This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

    The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.

    Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, the seller, to the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen transport company.
    If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.