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It's a baby Shelby! Documented with a Marti Report as a real GT California Special! The color combo is killer, and the car has received a very detailed full restoration. This even has the J code 302 which is what was in the Shelby GT 350. Knockout good looks too on this one, in addition to all the enhancements it has great colors. Loaded with features that make it an awesome driver. Get noticed anywhere you go!

What is a California Special? It was a limited production Mustang only sold for one year and only in California. They all started as a GT and then were trimmed out with many several Shelby features. Many novices would see it and think it was a Shelby prototype coupe! Good thing Ford did not decide to but Shelby emblems on it, you would be paying a lot more!

EXTERIOR: What a great color combo, the white accents against the Candy Apple Red paint is stunning! It has been neatly applied with great precision and is polished to a glossy, smooth, and reflective finish. All the panels have been neatly aligned and the gaps are consistent throughout. The doors close easily like a new car. CS upgrades include the dual vented hood with turn signals and hood locks. It has Shelby scoops on each side and Shelby dovetail trunk. In back it also has the Shelby taillights, a pop-up gas cap and GT quad exhaust tips. The package also includes a blacked-out grill with Shelby Lucas fog lamps and side stripes. The bright white vinyl top nicely accents the side stripe with GT/CS monikers. The correct California Special emblems are in place as well. The bumpers and remaining chrome all have a beautiful shine to them. It is equipped with dual sport mirrors, twist style hood pins, and a manually operated antenna. The Shelby 10 spoke rims are wrapped in a nice set of BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires with raised white lettering. They are size 235-60R15 and the rear and have plenty of tread left.

INTERIOR: This interior looks absolutely new top to bottom! The door jambs are painted slick just like the body. The door panels have been replaced, the original straps and handles look fantastic. The dash pad was replaced, and the remainder of the dash was neatly restored. It is complete with its original GT/CS California Special emblems. The bezel, gauges, knobs, climate controls all have a great original look to them. The radio has been upgraded with a Retro digital unit that fits in the factory hole. The steering column and steering wheel both have a fresh look, and the real wood grain steering wheel fits the hand perfectly. The low back bucket seats look new with fresh upholstery and the builder added an aftermarket center console that has a built-in armrest, storage, and cup holders. The original automatic shifter is floor mounted and has been beautifully restored. The rear seat and shelf have both been refinished. The rearview mirror, visors, headliner, and carpeting have all been replaced. The dome light, and door marker lights are in working condition.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: What a sharply detailed engine bay! The performance J code 302 is the same motor used in the Shelby GT350. It features flat top pistons, 4 barrel intake and carb and a recurved distributor. This one fires right up and runs smoothly. It also looks fresh and has been nicely detailed. It is upgraded with a Holley carburetor and air conditioning. It was factory ordered with power steering and brakes. The engine has been nicely dressed in a chrome air cleaner and ribbed Ford racing valve covers. The radiator and shroud look new along with reproduction clamps and hoses. Everything looks fresh: components, brackets, bolts, wiring, rubber seals etc. It is equipped with the optional under hood light and turn signals built into the hood as well. The underside of the hood is nearly painted red, and the fender wells and firewall are painted satin black. The windshield squirters and horns are also hooked up.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The bottom side of the trunk lid, the jamb and inside is painted gloss red. A new weatherstrip, seat divider, trunk mat, decal and rubber stoppers were installed. The gas tank and filler neck have been replaced. It is complete with optional trunk light.

UNDERSIDE: Wow, all the components look fresh under here. All the steering components have been replaced including the power steering cylinder, and lines etc. The front suspension looks good with newer springs, bushings, and components. It has been upgraded with a fatter sway bar up front and a rear sway bar is also in place with fresh bushings too.


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