I’m building a 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 tribute car. Did all 1965 G.T. 350s come with the scoops on the quarter-panels? What color should the paint be inside them? Body color on the quarter-panel and the backside of the scoop? Or something else? Thanks. Bruce Faucet Via the Internet
None of the 1965 Shelbys came with the sidescoops, the scoops were introduced on the 1966 G.T. 350. In 1966, all but the dark colors had the inside painted semi-gloss black.
As seen in this black-and-white image from Motor Trend’s 1966 G.T. 350 testdrive, the scoop area is indeed blacked out on the sidescoops. Since you’re building a ’65 tribute you would not have the scoops installed at all to be correct, but if you’re adding them anyway it is best to black them out like shown.