Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 19. Chapters: AC Cobra, Shelby Charger, Shelby CSX, Shelby Dakota, Shelby Daytona, Shelby GLHS, Shelby Lancer, Shelby Mustang, Shelby Series 1. Excerpt: The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang. The 1965-1966 cars were the smallest and lightest of the GT 350 models. These cars are often called qCobras, q which was the Ford-powered AC-based two-seat sports car also produced by Shelby American during the same period. Both models use the Cobra emblem, similar paint scheme, and the optional qCobraq valve covers on many GT350s that were part of a marketing tie-in by Shelby, as well as one of his iconic symbols. All 1965-66 cars featured the K-Code 271 hp (202 kW; 275 PS) 289 cu in (4.7 L), modified to produce 306 hp (228 kW; 310 PS). Marketing literature referred to this engine as the qqCobra hi-riserq due to its high-riser intake manifold. Beginning as a stock Mustang with a 4-speed manual, the cars were shipped to Shelby American, where they received the high-riser manifolds, had their stock Ford Falcon live rear axles replaced with heavy-duty Ford Galaxie rear axles, and were given larger, metallic-lined rear drum brakes and Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes. The 1965 G.T. 350 was not built for comfort or ease of driving. Less than 30 qG.T. 350Rq race-spec cars that were built specifically for competition use under SCCA rules. The 1966 G.T. 350 had featured more comfort of casual drivers that included rear seats, optional colors, and an optional automatic transmission. This trend for additional features continued in following years, with the cars becoming progressively larger, heavier, and more...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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