Unique Performance fits these cars with its own custom dual-exhaust system-long-tube headers cruising down to 2-1/2-inch pipes through SpinTech mufflers and side-exit exhausts. The system barks a throaty roar when Larry cracks the throttle.
Inside, the GT350SR is a world that classic Shelby GT350s couldn't possibly relate to with Old Air Products air conditioning and heating, a stereo, deep bucket seats, power rack-and-pinion steering with a woodgrain wheel, a short-throw shifter, and other creature comforts.
Inside is a world no vintage...
Inside is a world no vintage GT350 could relate to-climate control, a stereo, plush bucket seats, and more.
Larry opted for quick-release,...
Larry opted for quick-release, five-point G-Force restraints in the interest of safety. This stuff looks race ready.
Larry Carpenter, the owner...
Larry Carpenter, the owner of this one of a kind GT350SR, is seen here wiping down his beauty at the Unique Performance display at the '07 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Don't worry; Larry's not selling his dream ride after all of the life struggles it took to be able to afford one. No, he was simply asked to display his unique (no pun intended) Mustang at the event for some booth attention.
What makes the GT350SR even cooler than its ancestors is convenience. There's no Holley four-bore to keep tuned. Dual-points? Forget them-there's an MSD electronic ignition. Valves to adjust? Are you kiddin'? Imagine 575 hp on tap with air conditioning, stereo, the efficiency of overdrive, spot-on handling, comfortable Shelby-signature bucket seats, and a rear seat for the kids. How cool is that? For Larry, it's extraordinarily cool, as well as an opportunity to relive Shelby history while creating a whole bunch of his own.
Unique Performance '66 GT350SR, No. CSC-016
Owner: Larry Carpenter, Little Rock, AR
408ci small-block V-8
DC&O electronic-port fuel injection
MSD ignition system
Shelby signature valve covers
Unique Performance-spec Griffin aluminum radiator
SPAL electric fan
Roller hydraulic camshaft and valvetrain
Tremec TKO-500 five-speed
2-1/2-inch dual side-exit exhaust
Front: Unique Performance coilover, QA1 adjustable gas shocks, Baer Tracker adjustable bumpsteer tie-rods, shock-tower brace, Total Control Products power rack-and-pinion steering
Rear: Unique Performance four-link coilover, Shelby traction bars, QA1 adjustable gas shocks, subframe connectors, driveshaft safety loop, four-point rollbar
Front: Baer 12x1.1-inch cross-drilled and slotted disc, PBR two-piston caliper
Rear: Baer 12x0.81-inch cross-drilled and slotted disc, PBR single-piston caliper
Adjustable proportioning valve
Cooling ducts to all brakes
Front: Shelby R-Style, 15x7 inches
Rear: Shelby R-Style, 15x7 inches
Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P235/60R15
Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P255/60R15
"Carroll Shelby" embroidered high-back bucket seats, G-Force five-point quick-release harnesses, Old Air Products Hurricane Climate Control, Shelby Signature Series instrumentation with 160-mph speedometer, woodgrain steering wheel, CAE sound-dampening package, rear seat for the family (the GT350SR usually comes as a two-seater with a spare-tire holder)
Shelby fiberglass and emblems, functional SC Cobra gas cap, Shelby quarter windows, Shelby bullet racing mirrors, GT350SR graphics, Raven Black basecoat/ clearcoat with gold stripes