The love of cars for me has been since childhood like most car guys. Always sitting back with envy until I was able to drive and create my own “life of cars”. It started out innocently enough back in my 20s when muscle cars weren’t “as Collectible” as they are now, but still fun to have, drive, and show off. They came and went, boy do I wish they stayed…1964 ½ Ford Mustang, brothers 1964 Ford Falcon, 1968 Pontiac Firebird, 1967 Chevrolet El Camino SS, and a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda.
Fast forward 25 years when I finally decided to relive my youth and get back into the car craze and off I went. The love of Fords came a few years later and the ultimate prize of the 1965 Shelby GT 350 was before me from a well respected classic car dealer I met a few years back. He told me he has the ultimate car that you will enjoy, show off, take to car shows, and not be afraid to do any of it and then introduced me to this 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback that was spared NO Expense and created to be a tribute to the one and only 1965 Shelby GT 350. This car is authentic on all the pieces used on the original all the way down to the motor spec, authentic wheels, steering wheel, dash pod, exhaust system, spare tire and more. And it was painted in the ONLY color ever available in 1965…Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes. This car is an incredible driver, stands out anywhere it goes, sounds better than in looks, has won many car shows for years…even fooling die hard Shelby fans on its attention to detail. An amazing car that we enjoy and “not afraid” to have fun with and drive. Well, the story doesn’t end there…when I found out Ford is re-introducing a “real” 50 Year Anniversary Shelby GT 350 to the original legendary GT 350, I told myself I have to somehow get one, and wouldn’t it be cool if I can get it in the same original color as my ’65 tribute? So, I proceeded to put my name on every Ford dealership I can get a hold of and waited for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, I got a call from my local dealer and they said “if you can be down here in 30 minutes you can order your car”! I was there in 15 minutes and although they (nor any other Ford dealer ) did not have any of the 2015 models (extremely limited production run), I was very happy to get my 2016 model (also very limited production run) ordered, optioned and put into production. My new GT 350 was delivered 2 months ago, is an incredible pure race car with the Trac Pack option, and looks stunning in white with blue stripes next to my 1965 tribute GT 350J