Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
February 11, 2015
Photos By: Manufacturer

On the 50th Anniversary of the famed Shelby G.T. 350 Mustang, Acme Trading Company is about to release its latest Mustang diecast, that of Charlie Kemp’s SFM5R538 ’65 G.T. 350 R-model, considered the winningest Shelby Mustang ever. With 17 straight wins from 1968-1969 and 32 total victories, it ran at a clocked 184 mph at Daytona in 1968, the highest speed recorded for any 289ci small-block powered Shelby, including the Cobra, at the famed speedway. At Daytona in 1969, Kemp and his #23 ’65 G.T.350 R-model performed the famous “pass in the grass” on Chevrolet’s ZL-1 Corvette! With the combination of Kemp’s driving, and the car’s flat out performance this combo was nearly unbeatable and responsible for 16 lap records back in its day, including the speed record at Riverside in 1968.

Acme Trading Company has partnered with Shelby American to solute the 50th Anniversary of the G.T. 350 and together are offering this diecast replica of Kemp’s #23 B-production racer. The diecast features opening hood, doors, and trunk lid; positional steering for display; detailed undercarriage, detailed interior, and detailed engine compartment; diecast metal body; and serialization plate. The diecast is in pre-production trim now and minor changes to the version shown are possible, as Acme strives to make its diecast replicas as accurate as possible. The PN is A1801812 with an MSRP of $134.95. Estimated arrival is June 2015 and less than 1,000 units are planned, so be sure to get your order in now! For more details visit www.acmediecast.com and tell them Mustang Monthly sent you!

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