Striking, Desirable 1967 Shelby GT 350 Convertible Tribute
Recently Rebuilt Engine, Transmission, & Considerably Upgraded Suspension, Brakes, & Performance!
A Striking Example, Finished in Red with White Stripes and a White Power Top
Options Include P/S, P/B, Power Windows (front & rear), & More!
THIS PARTICULAR 1967 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY 350 TRIBUTE – CONDITION SUMMARY
There is little argument among automobile enthusiasts that the GT350 Shelby is one of Ford’s best accomplishments when it comes to producing a high performance street car in the 1960’s. The cars were fast, had wonderful styling and became highly collectible. However, there is one problem. Even in today’s more affordable marketplace the cars command lofty prices, to say the least. When the cars become available, which is not very often, asking prices can approach $250,000+.
So, if you like the appearance (and performance) of the Shelby GT350 convertible, but you are not in a position to write a check for $250,000~, a high quality ‘tribute” or “recreation” may be for you. This example is being offered at a reasonable price and represents a beautiful, usable GT350 convertible that has the appearance of the original & desirable original car down to the proper painted hood/deck lid stripes, rear side scoops, Shelby badging, and a host of correct GT350 Shelby details.
We ask that you thoroughly review our comprehensive photographs and in-depth description to view specific areas of the GT350 not often seen in other listings. We make every effort to show virtually every part of the car including the undercarriage, trunk, and engine bay photos in order to provide the prospective buyer with an idea of what went into the build of this Mustang.
EXTERIOR / BODY & PAINT
This 1967 Mustang has undergone a complete transformation from its humble beginnings as a “C” Code convertible to a GT350 Shelby convertible. The “Shelby” received a complete respray and replacement of door and window rubber trim and weather stripping, exterior lights, and other components, and all Shelby style body parts (hood, trunk, grill, etc.) were fitted after the car was painted. The owner reports that no rust was identified during the restoration and undercoating was applied to the underside of the car, hood and trunk as future protection. The car was finished in bright red with white dual stripes, a power white convertible top (black “headliner”), and power windows were added (front and rear). Of course, the car still retains power steering and power brakes although the factory air conditioning and related components were removed although the dash vents remain in place.
Attention was paid to ensure that the car received the proper dual-snout hood and bumper and the side / boot lip spoilers. Also added was Shelby badging including, but not limited to the Shelby style roll bar, functional rear (side) scoops for rear brake cooling, front blacked grill with large driving lights, center painted and clear coated stripes, GT 350 lower side stripes, rear Shelby gas cap, chrome hood pins, center spoke wheels, and other appropriate trim for a 1967 Shelby GT350.
The mechanical improvements are apparent and the car has been used and “sorted.” It starts instantly and runs very strong.
The interior has been upgraded to include leather seats, replacement carpet, a 3-spoke wooden steering wheel, Shelby logo door sills, red door panels and a matching red full console. The interior matches the car and is finished in a lovely shade of red with black trim. The dash pad is in very good condition and the gauges are functional and clear. Interior lights work and the doors fit and seal well. Door locks are operational. The dash has interior toggles to operate the power top, and Shelby front driving lights.
Mechanical work performed on the car is extensive and outlined in categories below.
The “Shelby” received the benefit of completely rebuilt engine and transmission, new suspension, brakes and all components for superior handling, performance, sound and a power convertible top. Less than an estimated 5,000 miles have been added to the car since the mechanical work was completed.
The Shelby received the benefit of a completely rebuilt 289 c.i. V8 high performance engine complete with the following:
– High Performance Aluminum Head Build Kit (KMJ Performance)
– Roller Rockers (302 7/16”) Lifters and Push Rods (KMJ Performance)
– Holley Cam
– Double Roller Timing Chain (Summit)
– Summit Four-Barrel Carburetor
– Cobra Finned Aluminum Valve Covers and Air Filter
– Long Tube Headers
– Custom Installation and built exhaust system including dual pipes, new mufflers and chromed tips
– New Aluminum Fuel Lines Wire Technologies Suppression Cables
– New Power Steering Pump
– Double Oil Pan
– New Belts & Hoses
– Aluminum Fuel & Brake Lines
– Electrical Wiring Pro Comp Billet Distributor Kit & New Wiring
– Single Wire 100 Amp Alternator (Power Master)
– Coil and 6AL Ignition Box
All components were new at the time of the rebuild, a reported 3,000~ miles ago
The automatic transmission was rebuilt using heavy duty components, a kick-down gear, synthetic transmission fluid, and gears making the car usable at highway speeds.
The “Shelby” is fitted with new performance suspension eliminating the poor performing leaf springs. Upgrades include:
– New Rod and Custom tubular a-arm adjustable coil-over front suspension kit (RC 107)
– Rear adjustable coil-over triangulated 4-link rear suspension kit (RC 114)
– Rack and pinion steering (Rod & Custom) resulting in considerably improved steering
– Custom steering box/arm
– Anti-sway bars fitted
The old-style support bars, bouncy leaf springs, dicey shocks and dated steering have been eliminated resulting in excellent handling.
The braking system has been rebuilt including the following:
– Cross-drilled, slotted front disc power brake kit (rear drums)
– Power booster/master cylinder/proportion valve all from Rod and Custom (RC 138)
– New aluminum brake lines
WHEELS & TIRES
– 10-Spoke Shelby Wheels, with Cobra Centers
– Matching BF Goodrich Radial T/A
For audiophiles the JL sound system will impress. It has sound that is impressive and one of the best we’ve heard. There are FOUR JL Audio 6” speakers in the cabin, and 2 massive JL Audio 12” speakers in the trunk that are custom-built in a Ground Shaker Box (the Box can be easily removed from the trunk). There are TWO JL Audio 4-Channel Amplifiers, and a 12-volt Capacitor custom mounted in the trunk. The head unit looks like the original 1967 Mustang AM/FM stereo, although it is new and digital from Custom AutoSound. There is a Custom AutoSound 10-CD Changer in the trunk, and a self-charging iPod connector in the console cubby. You can connect your iPhone, or leave an iPod (like a Shuffle of Nano) connected inside the cubby so that it is not visible, yet 100% functional. Everything may be operated from the stereo head unit. Whether loud or soft, rock or classical, the system is crisp and powerful – if turned up; you will feel the power through the back of the seats.
1967 FORD MUSTANG / SHELBY GT350 – HISTORY & BACKGROUND
The 1967 redesign of the Mustang added a longer, fiberglass hood, and new front and rear facia. The design of the original 1965 version was evident, but these styling upgrades gave the car a more aggressive appearance and achieved Carroll Shelby’s goal of differentiating his car from the Mustang on which it was based. The separate high-beam headlamps in the grille added more character, while a thin, chrome front bumper sat below a mesh grille with the classic “Shelby GT350” logo in place (except for the very early cars). The small hood scoop was there to deliver fresh air to the engine. Shelby also included new, horizontal taillights and an integrated Kamm-type rear spoiler. Functional rear brake-cooling scoops adorned the rear quarter panels. Ten-spoke, fifteen-inch, cast-aluminum rims were the wheel choice with Goodyear lettered radials.
The GT350 was available with air conditioning and an AM/FM radio. The steering wheel was a wood-rimmed and satin-trimmed design with the classic Shelby logo in the center. Behind this wheel was a very classy-looking set of gauges. A 140-mph speedometer and a whopping 8,000-rpm tachometer were joined along with a smaller analog clock, fuel level, water temperature, and oil pressure gauges.
The 1967 GT350 came with an iron-block, 289-cubic-inch (4.7-liter) V-8 rated at 306 horsepower and 329 lb-foot of torque. For a pushrod design, the GT350 revved relatively high, with the horsepower peak not in full swing until the 6,000-rpm redline. 1967 was well before modern fuel injection came about, and the car used a single Holley four-barrel carburetor. The true dual-exhaust with H-shaped crossover system came standard with Flowmasters and chrome exhaust tips. Power was routed to the ground through a sturdy, four-speed manual transmission with a single, dry-disc clutch. A three-speed automatic was made available as an option. Rear-end ratios were 3.89-to-1 for the four-speed manual and 3.50-to-1 for the automatic. Acceleration was impressive, with a 0-to-60 time of around seven seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. Braking duties were handled by 11.3-inch discs up front and drums in the rear. Power assist was standard. The front suspension consisted of unequal-length control arms, coil springs, adjustable tube arms, and an anti-sway bar. Out back was a live axle, with multi-leaf, semi-elliptical springs and tube shocks. The steering was a power-assisted recirculating ball design.