1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang
S342 was purchased by the current owner for participation in vintage rallies. To this end many modifications were undertaken. All modifications were performed without damage to the original integrity of the vehicle and can be removed without trace. Original parts are included along with all receipts for modifications.
A vintage 289 block was sourced and built using forged flat top pistons, a Ford 347 stroker 4340 crank, forged H-beam 4340 rods, alloy Ford racing cylinder heads, stainless roller rockers, retro hydraulic lifters, hydraulic roller cam and a high volume oil pump. Reproduction components such as rocker covers, intake manifold, oil pan, air cleaner, etc. were used to keep the engine compartment looking period correct.
Modern conveniences were also added including:
5-speed Tremic T5z transmission
3.0:1 rear end ratio
Vintage Air air conditioning
Aluminum radiator with electric fan
Roller bushing front suspension
Engine dyno tested at 313 hp to rear wheels
S342 comes with it’s original 289 engine which is completely rebuilt and fresh.
This car is an absolute pleasure to drive.
Mileage: 8,200 (TMU)
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black
Body Style: GT fastback coupe
Engine: 289 V8
Transmission: Tremic 5-speed manual
Drive Type: RWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline
The 1965, 1966 and 1967 Shelbys were a series of Ford Mustangs which were specially modified by Carroll Shelby’s company and sold under the name Shelby GT with identification badging as Shelby Cobra, Ford Vehicle Identification numbers were no longer used.
The program was factory-sponsored by Ford to compete with the Corvette, also factory-sponsored by Chevrolet. Neither car could be built for the sales price charged but at least 500 were required for homologation to qualify as a production vehicle. A total of 562 Shelby GT350 Mustangs were produced in 1965, S342 is the 342nd of 506 street version GT350’s.
Originally sold in September of 1965 to Jon Daniels of Chaska, MN by Herb Tousley Ford of White Bear Lake, MN. S342 is believed to have remained in Mr. Daniel’s possession until 1979 when it was sold to John Robert Cardarelle of Edina, MN. Records indicate the car remained with Mr. Cardarelle until early 2005 when it was transferred to Mark Boen of Carmel, CA. Mr. Boen sold S342 to David Mohlman of Monterey, CA on Jan. 11, 2009. The current owner purchased the car from Mr. Mohlman on May 11, 2009.
The original factory invoice #A785 states:
ONE MUSTANG GT 350 with the following equipment:
Two place fastback coupe; Shelby American prepared 289 cubic inch O.H.V. Cobra V8 engine equipped with special high riser manifold, center pivot float four barrel carburetor, specially designed hand built tubular “tuned” exhaust system featuring straight through glass packed mufflers, finned Cobra aluminum valve covers, extra capacity finned and baffled aluminum oil pan; fully synchronized Borg Warner special Sebring close ratio four speed transmission with light weight all alloy case; computer designed competition suspension geometry; one inch diameter front antiroll bar; fully stabilized, torque controlled rear axle equipped with “No Spin” limited slip differential; 15” diameter wide base steel wheels mounted with 130 m.p.h. rated, Goodyear “Hi Performance-Blue Dot” tires; Kelsey Hayes front disc brakes with ventilated disc and special full competition pads; wide drum rear brakes with metallic linings; Koni adjustable shock absorbers; trunk mounted Cobra battery for optimum weight distribution; light weight fiberglass hood with integrally designed functional air scoop; all black interior with bucket type seats and Shelby approved competition “quick release” seat belts; special instrument cluster with tachometer and oil pressure gauge in addition to speedometer, fuel gauge, and water temperature gauge; two speed electric windshield wipers and washers; wood rim racing steering wheel; 19:1 quick ratio steering; spare wheel cover; heater; GT 350 competition side stripe identification.
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