The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Ford Mustang GT. We make the process of selling your Ford Mustang GT quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Mustang was a car that was built by the American automaker Ford starting in the mid-1960s. It was based on the Ford Falcon platform, at first sharing most parts. It soon came into its own, as one of the most successful model lines in automotive history. Ford was quite surprised at the stellar sales figures. A total of 559,451 Mustangs were produced for the ’65 model, the first full year of production.
It was the car that started a new style of American muscle cars, call the “Pony” car. These cars had long hoods and high, short trunks. Competitors included the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Pontiac Firebird.
One of the most famous submodels was the Mustang GT. Competitive stock car racing rules required that, for a car to race, at least 100 of those cars had to be produced for sale. Carroll Shelby, a race car guru, took 100 Mustangs and gave them significant upgrades in order to be competitive on the professional racing circuits. Later several thousand more were produced, as fastbacks and convertibles.
These Mustang GT350 cars came with the K-Code 271 hp (202 kW; 275 PS) 289 cu in (4.7 L), modified to produce 306 hp (228 kW; 310 PS,) with high-riser manifolds, and Tri-Y headers. It produced 329 lb-ft of torque. These engines were marketed as the “Cobra hi-riser” and the cars displayed a Cobra emblem. All this raw power needed to be able to stop. The heavy duty brakes from the Ford Galaxie were used along with metallic-linings and Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes.
Acceleration was powerful, with a 0-to-60 mph time of 7 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. The next version, the Shelby GT500 was even more impressive. It was based on the 1967 Mustang Fastback, fitted with a 428 cubic inch (7.0L) V8. Ford produced 2,048 of these in 1967. These legendary cars are often featured in movies and on TV. They can fetch large prices at auction.