Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Performer

Although it may come as a surprise, Shelby American didn't just road-race the Mustang, they also hit the quarter mile with their GT 350. Shelby built just four "Drag Units" in 1965 and this car SFM5S360 was campaigned by Don McCain under the sponsorship of Mel Burns Ford of Long Beach. McCain's
Performer is best remembered in its blue and silver livery, however it was originally plain old Wimbledon White like every other 1965 GT 350. Les Ritchey's Performance Associates handled the original modifications for Shelby, but further development by McCain including a Crane roller cam, 5.13:1 gears and a quartet of 48 IDA Weber carbs saw this pony stop the clocks in 11.06 seconds. In 1967 at the end of its career The Performer was sold to an L.A. County fireman and subsequently stolen, never to be seen again.

Via: shelbynation.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if that WWhite 66 Country Squire tow vehicle survives to this day? And what would it be worth?