The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-70

The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-70

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by Greg Kolasa
     
 
All car enthusiasts know about Shelby Mustangs, but what really separates them from their production-line relatives? What really makes a Shelby a Shelby? This new book from Shelby American Auto Club (SAAC) historian and registrar Greg Kolasa details the specifics on the performance and appearance alterations with both descriptive text and superb photographs.

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Overview

All car enthusiasts know about Shelby Mustangs, but what really separates them from their production-line relatives? What really makes a Shelby a Shelby? This new book from Shelby American Auto Club (SAAC) historian and registrar Greg Kolasa details the specifics on the performance and appearance alterations with both descriptive text and superb photographs.

This book gives a detailed look at both the performance and styling characteristics of each year of the 1965-1970 Shelby Mustangs in text, photographs, and charts/graphs and clears up many myths and misconceptions surrounding these legendary pony cars. In addition to his firsthand knowledge, Kolasa relies heavily on factory documentation and interviews with Shelby American designers, engineers, stylists, fabricators, and race drivers to get the true, as-it-happened story of these phenomenal pony cars. Additionally, the cars included in the book were chosen specifically for their historical and technical "correctness."

The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-1970 will serve as the illustrated Shelby Mustang sourcebook for years to come. For Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts especially, but even for general automotive historians, no automotive library would be complete without it.

Editorial Reviews

Modified Mustangs and Fords magazine - Brian Lohnes
"Each chapter is heartily illustrated, showing all the special features that identify a proper Shelby, and there's plenty of text that provides all the facts. Shelby fans will also appreciate the three appendixes at the end of the book that compare technical specifications, provide Shelby Mustang color chips and decode the figures behind a Shelby. The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide 1965-1970 is absolutely required for Shelby owners and admirers, at less than $40, is the best investment a hopeful Shelby owner can spend." -Old Cars Weekly, November 22, 2012
Muscle Car Review - Drew Hardin
"Kolasa, a coauthor of the Shelby American Club Registry, knows these specially build Mustangs inside and out and presents a very informative and detailed review of what went into their construction. The photos, all contemporary, illustrate not just the wide variety of parts used by Shelby (several different steering wheel caps in '65 and '66, for example) but also assembly line inconsistencies. Ever seen a "wrong way" grille horse, or noticed how the side stripes are different car to car? Kolasa documents those and many more." -Muscle Car Review, January 2013
MSRA Line Chaser - Jerry Felde
"The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide 1965-1970 explains why and how to tell a 'real' Shelby from a clone or a fake. It provides immense detail about the engineering and speific upgrades each Shelby Mustang received, and uses factory documentation to verify the information." -MSRA LineChaser, November 2012
Hemmings Motor News - Jim Donnelly
"This book lives up to its title by providing everything you could possibly want to know about these high performance versions of the Ford Mustang. This book naturally appeals to the Mustang or muscle car fan, but has plenty of story and detail to satisfy the more general enthusiast as well." -Classic Car Buyer, November 2012.
Midwest Book Review - James Cox
review and cover image in Jan 2014 issue, nothing to put on website

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934709979
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Series:
CarTech
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
613,887
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Greg Kolasa is known to enthusiasts as a contributing Registrar for the Ford GT40 and Hertz (Shelby Mustang) Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Registry. Greg has been researching the subject of the Shelby Mustangs for well over a quarter of a century and has access to original factory documentation as well as the personal insights from notable personalities of the day. (Wantage, New Jersey)

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POPPYBILL More than 1 year ago
I was a original owner of a 1966 Shelby GT350. I found info in this book that I was not aware of on the 1966 Shelby. Difference changes made during the model year & why they were made. This is a extremely interesting book. Well worth the money.