1968 Group 2 Mustang Shelby T/A team car
© Phil Jacobs, Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn - May 2008,. updated August 2012
History currently pieced together from:
Dr. John Craft Racing Mustangs
Shelby American Racing (D.Friedmann)
Alex Gabbard (Fast Mustangs)
Ellis French (movie from Symmons Plains Tasmania race)
The History of the 1968 SA team car #4:
Horst Kwech driving the SA Team Car #4 with door number 2 to a victory at Riverside
Built by Kar Kraft (suspension) and Shelby Racing Company. Carrying a 8R01J118XXX VIN.
1968 Group 2 Shelby built cars are differentiated by:
- Larger discs up front and 10" rear discs with Kelsey-Hayes calipers.
- 9" floater hub assembly and Watts linkage with cross-member, rear anti-swaybar plus override trailing arms.
- Larger flares (wheelhouses) due to tire regulation changes
- Tunnel Port 302 engines
- High-rise alloy intake manifold with 2 four-barrel carbs
Driven by Dan
Gurney (Continental Devide), Horst
Kwech (Riverside), and Peter Revson (Kent). In Australia by Bob Jane.