1965 Shelby R-Model Replica

Solid fastback underwent a rotisserie restoration.

This car was set up to have some serious track fun at the Shelby conventions and may be street legal depending on how well you get along with your local police officer.


This R-Model Replica includes the following all of which are new parts.

Driveline:  331ci Stroker Forged Crank, 0 balanced at the flywheel, 28oz front balanced, ARP main studs with Hi-Po Main Caps, Canton Stud Girdle, Windage Tray and Road Race Oil Pan, .030 ross 11:1 Forged Pistons, Total Seal Zero Gap Rings, Eagle H-Beam Rods; 289 Block bored .030, Decked, Main Bores have been Line Honed, Lifter Oil Restrictors for solid roller cam. AFR 185 Aluminum Heads, SS valves, Titanium retainers and ARP Head Studs, Ford Motorsport tall valve covers to allow clearance for Head Stud Girdle, Comp 292 Solid Roller Cam, Comp Hi Tech Roller Rockers, MSD Distributor, Heavy duty oil pump drive, 9mm Motorsport wires with 6AL ignition, Edelbrock aluminum water pump, Hooker Super Comp with Jet Hot Coating, 650 Race Demon (road race version), 10,000 rpm light weight Billet Flywheel with matching clutch plate and Kevlar Clutch disk activated by a Hydraulic Clutch, Lakewood SFI Bellhousing, 4 spd top loader rebuilt with new syncros, road race bearings etc..., Hurst Competition Shifter.

Engine was broken and tuned on an engine dyno.  Horsepower of 450 and torque 405. Click here for the DYNO results.

Interior:  The following R-Model features- R-Dash and Stewart Warner Deluxe Gauges, Radio Dash and Headliner delete, Glove box door delete, R-Model Steering Wheel, R-Door Panels, Aluminum Door Window Frames with Plexi Glass Windows, Plexiglass Rear Window, Side Vent Panel delete covers, Race Seat with 5 point belts, Shelby 4 point rollbar, Rear pkg tray.

Exterior:  Wimbledon White with Blue Lemans Stripes PPG DBC base/concept 2021 clear, GT 350 side stripe, Shelby Fiberglass Hood and R-model Front Apron with vertical slot Brake Cooling Ducts, Rear Gas Cap delete, Rear Trunk Lock delete, Rear Bumper delete, Side Vent delete panels, New door handles, all new rubber weatherstrip, 16" Vintage 45 R-model wheels with Hoosier Road Race Radial tires.

Suspension:  Global West Upper Control Arms with built in Neg Wedge and Lowered 1 1/2 inches; Lower control arms are Boxed and bushing end uses a Heim Joint for a solid yet flexible pick-up point, Front Strut arms use a Heim Joint and bolted solid to the cross structure to prevent deflection, New Flaming River Steering Box, Competition Big Brake Set up from Cobra Automotive, Front Disc are 12 x 1.25 with Carbon Kevlar Race Pads, Rear 11 x 2 1/4 Drums with Carbon Kevlar race shoes, Wilwood Brake Proportioning valve controlled from within the car adjust bias, poly bushings, 1 1/8 front Sway Bar, Export brace, Monte Carlo Bar.  9 inch rear with 3.89 Detroit Locker, Adjustable Override Traction Bars and Adjustable Panhard Bar to prevent side to side movement of rear end.

Racing Brakes from Cobra Automotive

The brakes are the Big Brake set-up straight from Cobra Automotive.  This is the same system they use on their vintage race cars and is legal for vintage sanctioned racing.  This brake system is a really nice set up and will do the job on the race track or on the street with the proper brake pads.  I am running Carbon Kevlar pads on the 12" fronts and the same shoes on the 11 x 2 1/4 drums.  Adjustment will be made by a wilwood adjustable proportioning valve that will be mounted next to the drivers seat.