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.
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword by Chuck Cantwell 6
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.