1967 Shelby Hardtop Racer Replica
© Ken Garcia, Wolfgang Kohrn - Last updated on March 1st, 2008


"Because the Shelby clones are so popular, and having had an original myself (SFM6S506), I felt I want something a little different. Something you wouldn't come across at every car show or cruise.
I then saw what was claimed to be the #1 prototype car built for Jerry Titus on Dream Car Garage, and then later seeing this car come up for sale. Now not being able to afford $200K for a car, I knew "that was it". That is what I wanted. 

So I started doing a little research, and that would be very little because there just wasn't that much info. out there. In late 2004 I came across an and original S-Code, 4 speed car. It was in pretty bad shape but I felt it was something I could work with, so I purchased it. 
Upon striping it down I found it would need floor pans and some other minor metal work. When that was complete, I took it to the painter, where he painted and sealed it. Then the real work began. It has been a little over  3 years until that stage you see it now.  

I originally planned on doing some open track events but not too sure about that yet. I really enjoy attending car shows and events at this time. Plus, I love just sitting around talking about cars.

The details about my car 

This is the work that has been done by myself, JBA Racing (San Diego), and Superior Automotive (Anaheim), 


Original 1967 S-Code, 4 Speed Mustang made to replicate the Shelby Trans Am Coupe.

Ford 302 Small Block, 347c/u, Solid lifters, Comp Cam XR286R. Probe SRS 2618-T6 Forged Pistons, 5140 Forged "I" beam 5.315" rods, stainless 1.6 roller rockers, roller rocker stud girdles, ProComp Electronics Aluminum Heads 210/64cc, 

Transmission: Tremec TKO600 Road Race Transmission, Hydraulic Clutch. Spec Aluminum Flywheel, Oil: Canton 9qt. road race oil pan and windage tray. 

Front Suspension: Total Control upper and lower control arms, Total Control Coil-Overs, Total Control Rack & Pinion, 1 1/4" Sway Bar. 

Brakes: SSBC 4-wheel Disc Brakes. Cooling: Big Block Radiator with dual electric fans. Fuel: Holley 650 d/p Carb.,22 Gallon Fuel Safe. 

Exhaust: JBA Headers, Magna-Flow Tubular Mufflers, Side exit pipes. 

Rear Suspension: Pan Hard bar, 9" Posi rear, 389:1 ratio, Spax Adj. Shocks, 5 leaf rear springs,Traction Bars. 

Wheels: PSE 15" x 8". Tires: Dunlop 245/50/15. JME gauges. Sub-Frame Connectors.


Since completion, I have about 700 miles on it. The car puts out about 340 h/p at the rear wheels. In the next few months I am planning on having the heads worked and a custom built 750 carb. I would like to get about 380 hp at the rear wheels. We'll see!

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