WhenFord decided to toughen up its super-successful new Mustang, it approached Carroll Shelby to give the performance credibility it sorely lacked. Beginning with a 1965 “K-Code 289 cubic inch poweredMustang fastback, Shelby applied the same formula that had made his Cobra sports cars devastating performers both on and off the track: more horsepower, less weight, balanced handling. The GTO 350 quickly established itself as a bona fide force in SCCA racing and on winding back roads and boulevards alike. Shelby Mustang details the complete story of these fantastic cars, from early prototypes built in Shelby’s LA shop to today’s Ford engineered, high-tech performers – from author Clin Comer, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Shelby automobiles.