Californian firefighters rescued rare Mustang from fireNovember 13, 2018
From the burning house they managed to tow the car to a safe distance.
Photographer Ringo Chiu captured how California firefighters rescued a rare copy of the classic Ford Mustang – Shelby GT350 from the garage of a burning house. The incident occurred near the lake Malibu, which is located between the beach Malibu and Conejo valley.
In an interview with Autoweek, Chiu said that the musclecar was the only thing that the firemen managed to save. Caught in flames from the forest fires raging in the area, the house completely burned down. And the car was towed for a short distance so that the flame could not reach it.
A total of 1373 fastbacks were released in 1966. Among them are two prototypes and four cars for drag racing. The GT350 was distinguished from the usual Mustangs by a 4.7-liter V8 engine forced from 275 to 310 forces, dual exhaust and air ducts for brakes. A small number of cars in 1966 equipped with Paxton drive blowers, which increased the engine output to 446 horsepower.
Currently, three major fires are raging in California, one of which – in the northern part – has become the most devastating in the history of the state. The fire virtually destroyed the city of Paradise, touched Ventura County near Los Angeles and is heading towards the Malibu beaches.
Earlier in the garage of an elderly resident of the United States found one of the versions Shelby GT 350, built for the rental company Hertz – GT 350-H. At the end of 1966, the company offered to rent cars of this series using the attractive slogan – Rent-a-Racer.