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In a recent post about 64.5 parts being used well into the 65 model year it has
occured to me that these parts had to be on 65 gt 350's as well. If the SCCA
B production homologation happened on jan 1 of 65 then the first 100 would have to have
a bunch of weird stuff. Anybody know for sure? Or is this secret information?
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Not sure which one of the first Shelbys was used for homologation but remember the date for this was 6 months after production stated.

Never seen an original 65 GT350 with much in the way of left over 64 or carry over parts. Trying to remember the first series of Ford VIN's use. But remember the first 100 or so fastbacks Ford sent Shelby would not have been the first 100 Shelby VIN's

First fastbacks arrived around Dec 18-21 so we could guess that they were assemblied well after most of the parts ran out

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My jan/feb san jose fb has windshield wiper chrome thing. push on door knobs. the old
style spare tire bolt. off in the center blower. It had the weird carpet as well, but
that was green gold carpet. I would think they used up the old black carpet sooner.
Thanks. I wish I could get a copy of your knowledge about these things on disc.
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James - A few months ago, a group of us (including Dickson, and John Stiller - both VMFers) went to the 'Shelby American Collection', a car museum in Boulder, CO. They have what is billed as the very first GT350 R-Model there. The car is unrestored. In fact, it's in pretty sorry shape, having spent the last 20 years as a chicken coop in nothern Mexico.

Would Shelby have used this car as the homologation mule - or would they have used an early street car?

I'm not really up on all the differences between 64.5s and 65s, but I'd be happy to go there again some time (Its only a few miles from my house) and catalog the car's features if that would help your research.



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