1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

Brand new 1:18 scale diecast car model of 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Ever Limited to 996pcs die cast car model by Acme.
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby GT350, Acme and Shelby are pleased to offer you this replica of the “winningest” Shelby GT350 ever. Piloted by Charlie Kemp, this Shelby compiled 17 straight wins from 1968–1969 and was clocked at 184 mph at Daytona in 1968. This was the highest speed recorded to date for any 289-powered Shelby, including Cobras. With all of these accolades, one feat trumps them all. At Daytona in 1969, Charlie and his #23 GT350 R performed the famous “pass in the grass” on Chevrolet’s ZL-1 Corvette! With the combination of Kemp’s driving, and the car’s flat out performance this combo was nearly unbeatable!
All 1965 G.T. 350s were painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. Very few GT350s were delivered to the dealer with the optional “Le Mans” (or “LeMans”) top stripes, which run the length of the entire car. Approximately 28% of the 562 1965 cars built had Le Mans stripes. Dealers often added the stripes, probably at the customer’s request. Today, it is difficult to find a GT 350 not so equipped.
Many ERT 1965 cars had the battery relocated to the trunk, which was changed mid-year from complaints of fumes, and featured over-rider traction bars, relocated A-arms, as well as other modifications. Over-rider traction bars are named so because of their design being on top of the leaf spring as opposed to underneath them. There was only one transmission available, a 4-speed Borg-Warner T-10 manual. The exhaust system in the 1965 G.T. 350 was a side-exit dual exhaust with glass-pack mufflers. For this one year, the G.T. 350 also featured special 130 mph-rated Goodyear “Blue Dot” tires, named for the prominent blue dot on each sidewall. The 1965 G.T. 350 had a full size spare tire mounted in place of rear seats, making it a 2-seat-only vehicle (to be allowed to race under SCCA regulations as “sports car”), and rode on either silver-painted steel wheels or special cast-magnesium center “Cragar Shelby” 15″ rims with chromed center caps marked with a stylized “CS”. Total 1965 model year production was 562 units.
Features Include: Opening doors, trunk and hood, poseable steering, highly detailed engine, detailed undercarriage, detailed interior, diecast metal body, serialized plate.

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme


1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R #23 Charlie Kemp The Winningest Shelby Diecast by Acme

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