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Shelby GT350H Package?

Browsing the ol' eBay this afternoon and came across a curious pair:

Ford : Mustang SHELBY GT350H in Ford | eBay Motors

Ford : Mustang Shelby GT350H in Ford | eBay Motors

I think the guy is missing the word "clone" or "replica" from his descriptions...or was the "Shelby GT350H Package" available to dress up a plain coupe? I certainly would think not!

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There is NO SUCH THING as a "Shelby GT-350H package". The GT-350H were all "K-code" 2+2's shipped to Shelby American by Ford to receive Shelby's unique equipment, just as any other GT-350, then shipped to Hertz for their rental fleet. Neither of the 2 vehicles shown appear to have anything more than LeMans and rocker striping and some chrome goodies. Note on the second vehicle the awesome high performance DRUM BRAKE option

Like the old Roman's said, "Caveat Emptor".
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There is NO SUCH THING as a "Shelby GT-350H package". The GT-350H were all "K-code" 2+2's shipped to Shelby American by Ford to receive Shelby's unique equipment, just as any other GT-350, then shipped to Hertz for their rental fleet. Neither of the 2 vehicles shown appear to have anything more than LeMans and rocker striping and some chrome goodies. Note on the second vehicle the awesome high performance DRUM BRAKE option

Like the old Roman's said, "Caveat Emptor".
Would those be the same Hi-Po drums on my plain vanilla coupe? They sure do grab!
I completely spaced the fact that the Shelbys from the time were fastbacks! Sheesh, the morning coffee has worn off!


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Saw one sorta like this yesterday. The guy said it was a "real 428 69' mach 1", but upon further inspection of his description, it was a "real 429 engine", in a 69' h code. No shortage of tricky word play, unscrupulous sellers, and people who have no idea what they have.

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Would those be the same Hi-Po drums on my plain vanilla coupe? They sure do grab!
K code Mustangs produced from April 64 to April 65 had the same drum brakes as any V8 Mustang. Unless your name was Ford.

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Browsing the ol' eBay this afternoon and came across a curious pair:

Ford : Mustang SHELBY GT350H in Ford | eBay Motors

Ford : Mustang Shelby GT350H in Ford | eBay Motors

I think the guy is missing the word "clone" or "replica" from his descriptions...or was the "Shelby GT350H Package" available to dress up a plain coupe? I certainly would think not!

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Not to be unkind, but the only "GT350H Package" this guy is talking about is the one that UPS Delivered to his door with all the repo Shelby parts in it. If you look at the guy's feedback rating, you will see he can be a little "liberal" with his car descriptions.

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K code Mustangs produced from April 64 to April 65 had the same drum brakes as any V8 Mustang. Unless your name was Ford.
Absolutely right. And there were no '65 GT-350H's either, nor any other GT-350 with drum brakes.
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K code Mustangs produced from April 64 to April 65 had the same drum brakes as any V8 Mustang. Unless your name was Ford.

So no 65/66 GT's with disc brakes...?
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2) true about 65 Mustangs being built with all engines including the K code with drum brakes.
2) If it is a GT, then it will have front disk brakes

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K code Mustangs produced from April 64 to April 65 had the same drum brakes as any V8 Mustang. Unless your name was Ford.
So no 65/66 GT's with disc brakes...?

No 65/66 GTs of any kind from April 64 to April 65.

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"There is NO SUCH THING as a "Shelby GT-350H package".
Not to confuse things and I know it's a slightly different issue than the OP, but my father still recalls that when he was spec'ing out our Mustang on the order form in March of '67, after taking a 390 GT for a test drive, the salesman mentioned that "for another $950 you can get the GT350 package". That's how the salesman referred to it back then, not as a "Shelby GT350" or even just a "Shelby", but as a "package". Dad refused that one, but that's another story.

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I'll never understand the desire to turn a coupe into a GT350. Coupes can be cool without that designation.


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It's a shame he didn't remove all the mustang emblems before adding all the "package" items. And the stripes don't appear to be the actual dimensions where they taper.
Other than that, it's a nice looking coupe. Oh, and the later model GT wheels have got to go!

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I agree with you Scott. Take a good a good looking coupe, poorly execute shelby stripes and scoop, add some GT pieces, parts from different years and you get a confused look IMO. But, there are plenty of people that like it.

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K code Mustangs produced from April 64 to April 65 had the same drum brakes as any V8 Mustang. Unless your name was Ford.
Unless I'm totally mistaken, disc brakes were an option from the start of the 1965 model year (fall 1964). GT's came in April 1965 and had them as standard of course, but I think you could still order a non-GT K code Mustang with drum brakes after that.
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