1965 Shelby GT350 (SFM5019)


SFM5019 is one of the earliest Shelby GT350 Mustangs, and one of the first to be raced in 1965. 
This Shelby Mustang was just the 19th GT350 created. The build of this Shelby Mustang is so early, that no street/“S” or race/“R” model designations had been coded into the Shelby serial/VIN number. 
SFM5019 was purchased by Hayward Ford in March of 1965. This car was purchased with the sole intention of racing in the SCCA’s B-Production class. Because only two prototype “R-Model” race cars had been built by Shelby American to date, and Carter/Hayward Fold wanted to go racing immediately, they purchased SFM019 and a bunch of race or “R-model” parts from Shelby American. Dick Carter, Hayward Ford's performance salesman, drove SFM5019 in SCCA competition, in both 1965 and 1966. 
SFM5019, was one of the first Shelby's racing in SCCA.
SFM5019 was the Regional B-Production Champion in 1965. 
Dick Carter, driving SFM5019, was the SCCA Northern Pacific Rookie of the Year in 1965.