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Dirty Snake – M2 Machines 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Dirty Snake – M2 Machines 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

The Carroll Shelby School of High Performance Driving (Carroll Shelby, proprietor), gave anyone with a few bucks and the need for speed the chance to hammer real race cars around a track, all in the name of enhancing driving skills – or proving their lack thereof. The cars were Shelby-prepped, of course, and this M2 Machines model of a ’65 GT350 is decorated to appear dusty and splattered after a good go. The castings below the après-race deco are nicely done, with decent shut lines on the opening doors, hood, and trunk; the wheels are authentic grey “steelies”, and the front end steers. The car’s got a surprising level of detail (and a good parts count); there’s a wired and piped black and silver Hi-Po 289, replete with hi-rise oil vents and a cross-brace above; go beneath, and the metal belly has a detailed suspension and side-exit exhaust. Though the rear quarter windows seem to be incorrect for a ’65, if you add in the rear seat delete interior and roll cage, the fuel cell and trunk-mounted battery, and the spare bolted in under the rear window, you have a very decent piece for a comparative pittance.

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Updated: April 10, 2012 — 9:57 AM

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