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Auto World Shelby GT350 versus Mercury Cougar Eliminator

The performance credentials of the original pony car—the Ford Mustang—were greatly bolstered by the special GT350 models prepped by race tuner Carroll Shelby, but the arrival of Chevy’s competing Camaro in 1967—available with a big block—changed the focus of Mustang performance. Ford widened the ’67 Mustang to accommodate its own big block, but its lethargic 390 was no match for the Chevy, so Shelby took it upon himself to introduce a tuned-up 428 into the...

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