The Mustang went on to win numerous races and championships, including NASCAR, solidifying its place in the history of motorsport. As we’ll see in the next section, some of the most iconic Mustang racing cars emerged from this period of dominance.
Most iconic Mustang Racing cars
When it comes to iconic Mustang racing cars, numerous models come to mind. However, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the most legendary and awe-inspiring machines that have left an indelible mark on the racing world.
Shelby GT350R Mustang
Few can match the legacy of the Shelby GT350R models. Developed by the celebrated race car driver and designer Carroll Shelby, the GT350R was a high-performance variant of the classic Mustang that quickly made a name for itself on the track.
It was not only the first ever Shelby R-Model competition car built but also a dominant force in the SCCA B-Production season for three years. In 1965, it claimed over ten first-place finishes and helped Ken Miles win the championship title.
Later that year, the car also helped Jerry Titus win the 1965 B-Production National Championship, cementing its place in racing history. The Mustang also went on to win five out of six regional SCCA championships.
The 1966 SCCA Southwest Division and 1967 B-Production class championships were also secured driving a Shelby GT350R Mustang.
Charlie Kemp’s 32 race wins from 1968 to 1970 are also attributed to the GT350R model.