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#1 OFFLINE   vanessalane

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:03 AM

i dont know about the 350 in shelby, can anyone tell me that what is the 350 stand for in a Shelby GT350?

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:36 AM

That's a well knwon story that dates back to the mid-60s. Shelby was looking for a name for his small block powered Mustang based sports car and finally asked the group how far it was from th eoffice to the shop. Someone replied about 350 feet, and that' where the name for all of the 'smaller' engine Shelby Mustang came from.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:18 AM

That's a well knwon story that dates back to the mid-60s. Shelby was looking for a name for his small block powered Mustang based sports car and finally asked the group how far it was from th eoffice to the shop. Someone replied about 350 feet, and that' where the name for all of the 'smaller' engine Shelby Mustang came from.


its interesting story thank you for reply

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:58 PM

its interesting story thank you for reply


Part 2:
CS' explanation that the "350" did not stand for the engine size or horsepower: if it was a good car, the name wouldn't matter; if it was a bad car, the name wouldn't save it.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

Part 2:
CS' explanation that the "350" did not stand for the engine size or horsepower: if it was a good car, the name wouldn't matter; if it was a bad car, the name wouldn't save it.

Class dismissed. B)

I think i ready somewhere that Shelby and FORD planned to build the GT500 and decided to build a small block car that had to have a number less than 500 (GT500) AND the above responce to 350 feet between the shop and office is how the GT350 got its name.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:32 AM

The GT350 was conceived long before a big block car was ever thought of. The GT500 name came with the '67 model year and was given to the 428 PI powered car because is was a bigger number than anyone else had (i.e. 440,427, 396, 400, etc.).
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:32 AM

Shelby asked Phil Remington how far it was from the race shop to the office. Remington replied, "About 350 feet." Shelby said, "Call it the GT 350. If it's a good car the name won't matter. If it's a bad car the name won't save it."

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:16 AM

Good thing it wasn't just 125 feet or thereabouts

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

I recall CS stating, "A car makes a name.... a name does not make a car".  No truer words have been spoken in the automotive industry.


 

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

I recall CS stating, "A car makes a name.... a name does not make a car".  No truer words have been spoken in the automotive industry.

Yep, that also goes for some cars some call a "Shelby", or a "Cobra" or a "GT500", etc.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

To hear Carroll tell it makes for a much more colorful version of the story, but that's it in a nutshell. Just add cuss words and a loss of patience for meetings with Ford executives.
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:59 AM

I heard he had his guy step it off 37 times (with different size steps) until he hit 350 exactly. Just teasing.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:26 AM

I heard he had his guy step it off 37 times (with different size steps) until he hit 350 exactly. Just teasing.

Yeah, it would have been horrible if it had been 350 & 3/4.......... :)


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:37 PM

Didn't Lamborghini, about the same time (early 60's) have a car called the 350GT?



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:02 PM

Yes. It referred to the engine size. Nissan has a 350GT. No correlation in either case to the Shelby GT350 as the Shelby name never represented engine displacement or horsepower.




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