The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-70

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The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide takes a detailed look at the performance and styling of the 1965-1970 Shelby Mustangs in text, photographs and charts/graphs and clears up many myths and misconceptions surrounding these legendary pony cars.
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The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide takes a detailed look at the performance and styling of the 1965-1970 Shelby Mustangs in text, photographs and charts/graphs and clears up many myths and misconceptions surrounding these legendary pony cars.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934709979
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Series: CarTech
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 685,779
  • 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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Chuck Cantwell 6
Preface 7
Acknowledgments 8
Introduction 10
Chapter One: Total Performance and the Mustang’s Need for Speed 11
Chapter Two: Building the Ponies That Became Snakes 18
Chapter Three: The Shelby Mustangs: Revolution, then Evolution 24
The California Cars
Chapter Four: 1965 GT350: For Street or Track 34
Chapter Five: 1966 GT350: Softening the Edges and Widening the Appeal 57
Chapter Six: 1966 GT350H: Hertz and Shelby Put You on the Starting Grid 89
Chapter Seven: 1967 GT350 and GT500: A Longer Shelby, and a Mustang No Longer 109
The Michigan Mustangs
Chapter Eight: 1968 GT350, GT500 and GT500KR: Different Directions for Both Car and Builder 137
Chapter Nine: 1969/1970 GT350 & GT500: Fire, Refinement and the End of the Line 161

Chapter Ten: Just Because It Looks Like a Duck 180
Appendix I: Comparative Technical Specifications 184
Appendix II: Shelby Mustang Color Chips 186
Appendix III: Decoding the Codes 187
Index 190

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    EXCELLENT BOOK on the subject

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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