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Motor Trend May 1964 HiPo notchback road test - Jerry Titus
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:51:33 PM »
I find the date of publication interesting in the timeline of the GT350 program, May 1964, so the actual driving event would be 30~60 days earlier,  March/April 1964??
Regular production started April 1964, I recall the SAI testing at Riverside took place later in the summer 64, Chuck Cantwell was hired in August?

"At present, Ford has plans for Carroll Shelby (of the Cobras) to campaign 3 of these cars as a team on the Sports Car Club of America circuit.
They'll run in A production catagory (pending acceptance), where in Ford's words,....we hope they finish right behind the Cobras and right in front of the Sting Rays.
They may just do that because they have all the optional equipment ready to do the job. The special racing options include the 271-HP Cobra engine, further suspension modifications
(which include an independent rear system that's very similar to that used on their all-out GT race car - more on that later this year).
The racing version will also be set up with disc brakes at all four corners.
No drivers have been announced yet, but it's safe to bet that Dave MacDonald, the stock/sports car driver will top the list."
CA MFG plate # 13X 014

photos credited to Jim Wright & Jerry Titus, I wonder who did the track driving ???

Is that Jerry under the hood ??

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jim p
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Re: Motor Trend May 1964 HiPo notchback road test - Jerry Titus
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 04:02:43 PM »
I looked in more detail at some of the article photos, I see the classic J.T. driving posture, I'd lay $'s it's Jerry doing the driving chores!

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Re: Motor Trend May 1964 HiPo notchback road test - Jerry Titus
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 08:27:05 PM »
Not much i can say to your thread ... only thing i know, the same car apear in the Car Life Magazin 09/1964



unfortunately the Notchback are not white, and have no side scoop ... (like the Notback Prototyps driven befor the fastback came)

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Re: Motor Trend May 1964 HiPo notchback road test - Jerry Titus
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 12:13:34 PM »
  It's a very early car as it has the Fairlane "High Performance" badge instead of the flatter , wider Mustang piece.
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