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SHELBY MUSTANG GT350

MY YEARS DESIGNING, TESTING AND RACING CARROLL'S LEGENDARY MUSTANGS

Cantwell Chuck , Kolasa Greg

When the Ford Motor Company needed a new car aimed at the youth market of the 1960s, it created the instantly-popular Mustang. When it decided to turn the Mustang into a true sports car, it turned... Read more
Publisher: David Bull
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When the Ford Motor Company needed a new car aimed at the youth market of the 1960s, it created the instantly-popular Mustang. When it decided to turn the Mustang into a true sports car, it turned to Carroll Shelby. And when Shelby needed an engineer to develop what would become the classic Mustang GT350, he hired Chuck Cantwell.

In Shelby Mustang GT350: My Years Designing, Testing And Racing Carroll’s Legendary Mustangs Cantwell delivers a unique first-hand account of his years at the Shelby American company. Working alongside Shelby and a dedicated team, he succeeded in producing a car that was an immediate success on the race track and an iconic muscle car whose reputation remains unmatched after more than half a century.

The Shelby GT350 won the SCCA’s B- Production National Championship three years in a row, and Ford won two consecutive Trans-Am Manufacturers Championships in Mustangs prepared and campaigned by Shelby American.

The author shares fresh technical details, never-before-heard anecdotes, and corrects popular misconceptions about the GT350's origins and development.

Chuck Cantwell also covers his work on later cars like the GT500, as well as his critical role with the Shelby racing team in the Trans-Am series. And his month-by-month narrative is supported by scores of photographs (including many rare images from his own collection and those of other Shelby insiders) as well as technical drawings and company memos.

Additional background information, data, and details are provided by co-author Greg Kolasa, an automotive historian who has spent decades researching and writing about Carroll Shelby's cars.

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
224
ISBN / EAN
9781935007296
Publisher
Languages
English
Publication date
08/2017
Dimensions
24 x 29 x 2,5 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History - Descriptive; Racing

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