Big muscle isn't for everyone, but those who are fans of lazy V8 power tend to like their cars fast in a straight line and little else. For many, this leaves the Shelby GT350 out in the cold, but would you drive it?
Welcome to Morning Would, where we present you with some of the most desirable, controversial cars ever built and ask if you yourself would drive one.
Lee Ioccoca thought that his baby, the Mustang, needed to get into the SCCA's B-series to appeal to the young folk and fit in with the whole company's "Total Performance" campaign. In '65 he got Carroll Shelby to strip the car down to 2,788 pounds (no rear seats!), tune the 289c.i. (4.7L) V8 up to 306 horsepower, and work over the fairly woeful stock suspension. Thus the G.T. 350 was born.
After all of these years, the GT 350 is still a noisy, uncomfortable, not super fast old car. On top of that it's pretty damn expensive, fetching six figures at auctions. You can get your hands on faster muscle cars for less, and you can find yourself nimbler sports cars from the era, but they're not Shelby Mustangs. Does the road racing Shelby ‘Stang hit the perfect balance for you?