Lot 102
1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible


CHASSIS NO: 8T03J18303302626

• 1 of only 404 Shelby GT350 Convertibles produced in 1968
• Numbers matching date codes on engine, transmission and rear panels
• Believed to be an all-original car except for a cosmetic repaint
• Less than 33,000 original miles as shown on the title

302 cid V-8 engine, automatic “Cruise-o-matic” transmission, aluminum Cobra intake manifold, Holley 600 cfm carburetor, front disc brakes, rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 108”

Few names in American automotive history carry the weight of Carroll Shelby. Shelby and his creations are considered sacred and for good reason. Already a superstar in the car world for his AC Cobra, Shelby teamed up with Ford to craft high-performance Mustangs. Today, the Shelbys represent the pinnacle of Mustang’s golden era and the limited-production examples remain highly sought-after across the globe. With imposing, twin air scoops emerging from the elongated fiberglass hood that loomed over a clean strip of chrome bumper and pert, round high-beam headlights and fog lights inside an understated mesh grille, the front end of the car looked prime to literally eat the competition. The rear of the side flanks was graced with single scoops for brake cooling then the rear concluded in a ’65 Thunderbird’s horizontal taillights with a Kamm-style spoiler. The aggressive, carnivore of a muscle car became one of the most iconic machines the U.S. ever produced.

Shelby’s design took Ford’s pony and turned it into a true, triple-crown thoroughbred. In 1968, the 302 cubic-inch V-8 engine delivered 250 horsepower and was outfitted with an aluminum Cobra intake manifold, Holley 600 cfm carburetor, front disc brakes, rear drum brakes, and was suspended by unequal arms, coil springs and an anti-sway bar up front with live rear axle, multi-leaf springs and tube shows in the rear. This incredible example on offer here is a largely original 1968 GT350 Convertible. 1968 was the first year the GT350 was available as a convertible and was also the first year Cobra badging was attached to the model. A three-owner car and considered a “survivor,” with only a refresh paint job, this near all-original Shelby has number matching date codes on the rebuilt 302 cubic-inch V-8 engine, automatic transmission and rear panels and boasts less than 33,000 original miles as shown on the title. Everything indicates that this is, indeed, a rare numbers-matching, original example. Dressed in appealing green paint with a black convertible top and correct reproduction tires, this car captures the look of Shelby with authentic style. Inside, the cabin boasts original Mustang deluxe black seat covers, walnut grain appliques, carpeting, a Cobra-embossed center console and a padded, factory roll bar. It comes with power convertible top as well as power steering and power brakes. Only 404 Shelby GT350 Convertibles were produced in 1968 and this rare, predominantly original example is an opportunity to be taken.

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