1965 Shelby Mustang Data Explorer summary
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Other years : [1965] 66 67 68 69 70 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

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Body Styles (compare years, see more 1965 style information including Special Models)

Fastback GT-350

Fastback GT-350R

In 1965, Shelby American modified a large number of Wimbledon White fastbacks directly from the San Jose factory with the 271hp (289ci, V8) engine. The converted cars were named the GT-350 because there was 350 feet between Shelby's main assembly line and the engine room. The engine modifications boosted its performance up to 306hp with a Cobra aluminum high-rise intake manifold, 715cfm Holley four-barrel carburetor, Cobra cast aluminum finned valve covers and 6.5 quart oil pan, steel tubing "Try-Y" exhaust headers, low restriction mufflers, and dual side-exit exhaust pipes. Body modifications included a fiberglass hood with NASCAR-style pins and functional scoop, a cleaned-up grille with a Mustang logo which would become the 1969 Mustang standard, and all were Wimbledon White with blue 10-inch wide racing "LeMans" stripes. Interior modifications included a high-performance instrumented dash, a collection of different wooden steering wheels, removing the back seats and placing the spare tire there to classify it as an SCCA racing series sports car, and many others. Shelby VIN plates were affixed directly over the Ford VIN numbers. In total, 562 units were built in 1965 which included 521 street versions priced at $4,547, 34 of the converted cars were named the GT-350R race-prepared models priced at $5,995, 4 drag racing versions, and 3 prototypes.

Production Totals (compare years)

Total VIN VCT Body Sub-Total
562 09 63 GT-350 521
09 63 GT-350R 34
09 63 Drag Racing 4
09 63 Prototypes 3

Paint Color Codes (compare years, paintref.com - codes, chips)

Code Sample Mfg Code*
Wimbledon White M M1619
* Shelbys made in the San Jose plant were painted with Rinished-Mason (R-M) paints
later years used followed Ford manufacturing with Ditzler paints

Engine Data (compare years, see more 1965 performance information)

VIN Displacement Carb Compression Max Power Max Torque
Shelby GT-350 306hp V8 S 289ci 4-bbl 10.5:1 306hp 6000rpm 329ft-lb 4200rpm
Shelby GT-350R 350hp V8 R 289ci 4-bbl 10.5:1 350hp 5400rpm 350ft-lb 3200rpm

VIN Decoder (compare years)

Manufacturer: SFM = Shelby Ford Mustang
Year: 5 = 1965
S = Street
R = Race
Unit Number: 1965 Shelby Mustangs start at 001
The Shelby VIN number is found under the hood on top of the driver's side fender apron on an aluminum plate pop rivited over the FORD VIN plate. You can see the location in this 1965 Engine Photo.

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Other years : [1965] 66 67 68 69 70 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

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