Carroll Shelby needed a facility in 1962 to construct his Cobras, just as the feds were closing in on Lance Reventlow and his racecar operation at 1042 Princeton Drive, in Venice, California. Reventlow exited and Shelby entered, without so much as an employee change with Reventlow mastermind, Phil Remington, sticking around to help Shelby ramp up production of his Cobras, develop the Shelby Mustang, and give Ford a hand in developing Ferrari-beating GT-40s. Even Reventlow’s Fiat car hauler was part of the deal. These shots from a week after New Years 1965, show plenty of Shelby Mustang action as stock fastbacks were being converted and then tested as 306hp GT 350s and 350Rs.
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