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1965 Shelby Mustang G.T. 350 Serial Number SFM5S075

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Lead photograph of 1965 Shelby Mustang G.T. 350 Serial Number SFM5S075

Specifications

Make   Shelby Model   G.T. 350
Year   1965 Serial #   SFM5S075
Engine #    VIN   
Engine Type   Boss 302 Chassis Type   Unibody - front sub-frame
Build Sequence #    Number Built   521?
Body Type   Fastback Body Builder   Ford
First Owner   LaPointe Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Minnesota

Features

An original 1965 “two digit” Shelby G.T. 350. Well documented period race history with almost two dozen SCCA Regional and National races with the original owner. It is a 1965 production model and so is eligible to run in the 1965 and earlier F.I.A. GT Class in Europe, where the Shelby G.T. 350s dominate. One owner from 1965 to 2006, an amazing 41 years. Inside mounted spare tire and rear mounted battery which were unique to the 1965 models. Shelby American handmade hood. Upgraded to the 1966 style G.T. 350 plexi–glass quarter windows from Shelby American. Period installed Boss 302 block with a 289 crankshaft and rods. TRW 13.25:1 pistons. Rotating mass balanced. GT40 valves with 390 valve springs, heads ported and polished. Reed camshaft. GT 350 racing radiator, oil cooler assembly with “Cobra” lettered oil cooler adapter kit and competition roll bar from Shelby American Performance Equipment. Fiberglass front apron, Mallory dual point distributor and a Stewart–Warner electric fuel pump also purchased from Shelby American.

History

S/N: SFM5S075. Shelby G.T. 350.

1964, 23 Dec., Mustang basic unit received at Shelby American.

1965, 19 Feb., fitting out started.

1965, 31 Mar., G.T. 350 s/n SFM5S075 completed.

1965, 31 Mar., shipped to Paradise Ford Sales, Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ.

Shipped to EL Paso Auto Center, Inc. in El Paso, TX.

1965, 19 Oct., purchased by the original owner Hank D. La Pointe (Las Cruces, NM) who purchased several R–Model components from Shelby American in 1968.

1965, 12 Nov., Texas Certificate of Title issued to Henry D. LaPointe, El Paso, TX.

1966, March, driven to California to get new tires and a tune–up at Lew Spencer & Carroll Shelby Motors.

1966, converted the 1965 style rear quarter vents to 1966 style G.T. 350 plexi–glass quarter windows from Shelby American.

1968, 2 day SCCA driver’s school, Riverside Raceway, CA, class B–Production.

1968, October, 1 day SCCA driver’s school, Ft. Sumner, NM, 1st in class, class B–Production.

1968, November, SCCA regional race, Phoenix International Raceway, AZ, class B–Production.

1969, January, ASRA club race, Phoenix International Raceway, AZ, 7th in class, class B–Production.

1969, August, SCCA regional race, Continental Divide Raceways, CO, DNF: blown engine (connecting rod), class B–Production.

1969, as a result of the SCCA regional race at Continental Divide Raceways, Castle Rock, CO, the block was scrapped. A Boss 302 block with a 289 crankshaft and rods was purchased. TRW 13.25:1 pistons were installed and the rotating mass was balanced. GT40 valves with 390 valve springs were also installed, the heads were ported and polished and a Reed camshaft with something like 306 degree duration and lift of .500" was installed.

1969, October, SCCA regional race, Ft. Sumner, NM, DNF: spun bearings, class B–Production.

1970, October, SCCA regional race, Ft. Sumner, NM, DNF: push rod, class B–Production.

1970, December, SCCA regional race, Phoenix International Raceway, AZ, 3rd in class, class B–Production.

1970–1972, car in storage while the owner was serving in the military.

1972, 15 July, SCCA regional race, Riverside International Raceway, CA, 2nd in class, class B–Production.

1972, 11 Aug., SCCA national race, Aspen Raceway, CO, DNF: brakes, class B–Production.

1972, 06 Oct., SCCA national race, Savannah International Raceway, GA, DNF: blown engine, class B–Production.

1973, 03 Mar., SCCA driver’s school, instructor, Virginia International Raceway, VA, class B–Production.

1973, March, the rear fenders were flared to comply with SCCA rules regarding tire width over the 15x8 front and 15x10.5 rear wheels.

1973, 17 Mar., SCCA national race, Palm Beach International Raceway, FL, DNF: spun bearings, class B–Production.

1973, 06 Apr., SCCA national race, Virginia International Raceway, VA, 4th in class, class B–Production (Group VII).

1973, 04 May, SCCA national race, Road Atlanta, GA, 3rd in class, class B–Production.

1973, 26 May, SCCA national race, Savannah International Raceway, GA, DNF: oil pressure, class B–Production.

1974, 18 Aug., SCCA national race, Lake Afton, KS, 4th in class, class B–Production (Race 8).

1974, 01 Sept., SCCA national race, La Junta Raceway, CO, 4th in class, class B–Production.

1975, 16 Aug., SCCA national race, Lake Afton, KS, DNF: lost wheel, class B–Production.

1975, it received an invitation to the ARRC runoffs at Road Atlanta but did not attend.

1985, at the SAAC 10 convention, Pocono International Raceway, NJ.

1988, May–June, heads rebuilt, crankshaft polished and Sonofluxed, new valves, seals and piston rings installed and the rotating mass was balanced.

2004, Shelby American Magazine reported SFM5S075 as the G.T. 350 with the longest tenure with its original owner (issue number 73).

2006, 20–22 Jan., for sale at the Russo and Steele Auction (Scottsdale, AZ) where it sold for $204,600.

2007, March, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.