This stunning 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible speaks of power, glamour and the work of a real legend. Through the course of history it has sometimes been overlooked but there’s a few reasons as to why this car is so much more than just a modified Ford Mustang.
The signature on the dash is that of the man who created it, also responsible for the AC Cobra. Carroll Shelby was a racer turned constructor. With Ford, he took the Mustang and added extra beef. Top speed, from a 4.7 litre V8, is 140mph. Those bonnet scoops aren't just for show. This example has the preferred four speed manual transmission. A true driver's car.
Ford's blue oval emblem is notably absent, replaced by Shelby's renowned cobra, added only to cars that had the full Shelby treatment. There aren't many authentic 1960s examples. This is one of them: just 404 late Sixties GT350 Convertibles were made.
These Shelby GT350s are highly desirable machines, particularly in original condition. RM Sotheby's sold this car at their spring auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for £77,500. Keep it garaged and watch your investment grow? We'd prefer the open road.
Images courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.
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