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1965 Shelby Mustang K-Code Group II Notchback Racer

1965 Ford Mustang GT

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
SubModel: GT
Type: Coupe
Trim: K-Code
Year: 1965
VIN: 5F07K366980
Color: Gray
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Vancouver, Washington, United States

Description for Ford Mustang 1965

In 1966. the Sports Car Club of America announced it would recognize sedans as a National Championship category for the first time. The professional series. called the Trans-American Sedan Championship (the "Trans-Am" for short) was to be made up of seven professional races at road circuits across the United States. Naturally. Shelby American was asked to develop the Mustang into a Group II sedan racer. Shelby American's Competition Director. Lew Spencer. sat down with Ford's SamSmith. Shelby American's Marketing Director George Merwin and Chuck Cantwell. Shelby's GT350 Project Engineer. The subject was FIA Group I and II Sedans. and how Shelby American would build them. It was decided that the cars would be purchased by Shelby American from Ford. on a D. S. O. basis. and sold by Shelby; however. they would be considered Ford products and would carry Ford Serial Numbers. An initial batch of Group II cars would be built in the Competition Department. reworked in a manner similar to the GT350 competition model. The Mustang Group II sedan and GT350 R-Model were mechanically identical. All of the notchbacks were ordered in Wimbledon White with black interiors. 271 Horsepower 4V 289 engines. four speed transmissions and 3. 89 rear axle ratios with Detroit Locker "No-Spin" units. They also came equipped with 15" x 6" steel wheels. front disc brakes. adjustable "export" shock absorbers. export front end brace. heavy duty front springs and GT fog lamps. All cars carried the Ford VIN prefix 6R07K. Once the cars arrived at Shelby American they received virtually all of the R-Model mechanical parts and modifications. The suspension was essentially brought up to 1965 Shelby specs: A-arms were lowered one inch; a one-inch front sway bar and Monte Carlo bar were added along with the GT350 Pitman and idler arms. Over-ride traction bars were installed at the rear. Sixteen Group II cars were built and sold during the 1966 model year. Despite their small numbers. the Shelby Group II Mustangs earned points for Ford in five out of the seven Trans-Am races in 1966. This example of a vintage correct K-Code SCCA Group II racer boasts this heritage with bravado. The following list details these Shelby inspired enhancements as well as modern acceptable safety and performance upgrades. K-Code Coupe built for Vintage Open-track racing - Vin #: 5F07K366980 *302 hipo Mexican service block-bored . 0030” over (original K-code Block available) *World Products Windsor Sr. Iron heads *4-spd toploader w/new Hurst competition shifter and linkage *Tilton Hydraulic clutch *4:11 detroit locker 9-inch rear *Carerra shocks –all 4 corners *1-piece fiberglass rear leaf springs *Falcon spring perches in front to lower front-end *Adjustable rear panhard bar *Over-rider traction bars *Global West tubular control-arms - lowered 1-inch *Accufab roll-cage *5-point harness’/racing window net *Jazz fuel cell/electronic fuel pump/hi volume/performance fuel filter *Aluminum molded door panels and rear seat/trunk separator *Shelby fiberglass front apron/Shelby steel reinforced fiberglass hood *Shelby R-model fiberglass racing seats *Shelby r-model “Heater-delete” block-off (from real Shelby R-model GT350) *Reinforced Export brace and shock towers *1966 Lincoln 4-piston 11 ¾” Speedway Pro-Lite Vented rotor upgrade -3” hose vented *Negative Wedge Camber and Bump-Steer Kits *Milodon 7-quart road-race oil pan w/windage tray *Porterfield R-4 race series pads *Global West ASR-4 Adjustable Strut Rod Kit *Mustangs Plus 1 1/8” front sway bar w/polyurethane bushings *Elongated ARP Wheel studs *Cobra Automotive Braided front Brake Lines *7x15 American Torque Thrust wheels w/ P225x50Dx15 Hoosier “H” D. O. T. Bias tires *Autometer gauges with “Beehive” oil pressure warning light *Aluminum radiator w/flex fan *Maverick spindles *Accusump Accumulator *Remote oil-cooler