1967 Ford Mustang GT350 GT350
Sales - Design/Build - Restoration
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According to this stellar pony car’s Deluxe Marti Auto Works Report, it was assembled on March 16th, 1967 in San Jose, California and shipped to Brondes Motor Sales in Toledo, Ohio with the following door data and optional equipment:
FORD SERIAL NUMBER:
* 7 -- 1967 model year
* R -- Assembled in San Jose, California
* 02 -- Mustang Fastback
* K -- 289-4V hi-performance V8
SHELBY SERIAL NUMBER:
* 67 -- 1967 model year
* 2 -- 289 hi-performance V8 that’s complete with Shelby modifications
* 0 -- 4-speed transmission
* 0 -- Base vehicle (No air conditioning or thermactor)
* F -- Fastback
* 4 -- Ford #1619-A Wimbledon White paint
* A -- Black interior
* Extra Cooling Package
* Courtesy Light Group
* Fold down rear seat
* Power steering
* Power front disc brakes
* Interior Décor Group
* Heavy duty battery
* Tachometer and trip odometer
The beneficiary of a professional, ground up restoration, this slick 60s pony features a correct layer of Ford Wimbledon White two-stage that’s highlighted by traditional GT350 war paint. Take one look down the sides of the car’s rock-solid body and it becomes very obvious that great care was taken to ensure every panel is aligned to better-than-factory standards. Step closer to that body’s mirror-like pigment and check out its straight and ripple-free surfaces, which are a product of both clean OEM sheetmetal and high quality replacement parts. Grab the pivotal pieces of that well-adjusted sheetmetal and experience the kind of excellent fit that’s right at home reflecting a summertime car show. Then step back to admire one well-done classic that’s built to exacting specifications thanks to a great combination of skilled workmanship and first-rate finishing techniques.
Shelby’s GT line threw fuel on the muscle car fire by not only adding power, but also introducing some of the coolest and most aggressive Mustang design elements ever created. At the front of this coupe, a mesh grille hangs a familiar “SHELBY G.T. 350” emblem between big Ford driving lamps, clear headlights and a bright chrome bumper. At the top of that grille, an original Shelby hood leads the eye to chip-free glass, which is founded in mirrored stainless trim. Behind that glass, correct Shelby quarter scoops ride between small stainless mirrors and a correct, SHELBY-branded decklid. At the sides of that decklid, a straight profile hangs correct Shelby cove scoops between traditional door handles and clean GT350 emblems. And at the back of that profile, correct tail lights and a detailed fuel filler complement a second chrome bumper, bright reverse lamps and beefy stainless exhaust tips.
Now that you’ve waded through all the flowery prose about paint and stainless trim, it’s time to get down to business. Lift this Shelby’s lightweight hood and you’ll find an original, 289 cubic inch small block V8 that displays a correct C5AE-6015E casting number below a February (B) 15th (15), 1967 (7) casting date. Completely rebuilt during the car’s extensive restoration, that storied Cobra Hi-Riser twists stout 10.5 to 1 compression into an impressive 306 horsepower! At the top of the rugged Windsor block, a correctly decaled air cleaner jams oxygen into a correct aluminum intake via correct Holley carburetion. At the sides of that intake, high performance heads hang attractive Cobra crinkle-finish valve covers between a chrome Ford breather and stainless Tri-Y headers. The engine’s fires are lit by a traditional points distributor, fresh plug wires, Autolite plugs and a familiar Autolite coil. That fire is kept at bay by a correct Extra Cooling Package, which includes new FoMoCo hoses, reproduction tower clamps and a fresh FoMoCo radiator. Pressure for that radiator comes courtesy of new V-belts, which spin a rebuilt water pump between a deep-groove Autolite alternator and correct power steering. And the whole process is kicked into motion by an Autolite-topped battery, which jolts current through snazzy Autolite cables. Aesthetically, this Mustang’s exceptionally detailed engine bay appears very close to original, featuring an even combination of Ford Blue and Satin Black paint under correct Ford decals. And everything, from the car’s fresh brake booster to its Carter fuel pump, is fully-sorted and virtually spotless.
Take one look under this awesome GT350 and you’ll find exceptionally clean, expertly detailed floors that are every bit as solid as the car’s straight exterior panels. Behind the legendary V8, a 1968 Toploader 4-speed spins a rugged Ford 9-inch. At the front of that drivetrain, straight control arms hang a beefy sway bar and correct power steering between fresh rotors and 4-piston calipers. At the back of that drivetrain, correct leaf springs hang traditional, power-assisted drums at the edges of modern traction bars and a stainless fuel tank. At the center of the car, an aluminized, true-dual exhaust system funnels spent gases through an H-shaped crossover, dual-chamber Flowmasters and slick stainless tips. At the edges of the car, power flows through correct E70-15 Goodyear Speedway 350s, which are wrapped around razor-sharp Shelby 10-spokes. And everything, from this Ford’s oxide-primered floors to its correctly marked driveshaft, looks as good as the day it left the factory.
Inside this killer pony car’s impressive cockpit you’ll find a stylish deluxe interior that was completely reconstructed during the car’s stellar restoration. Naturally, Shelby focused most of his energy on the performance and exterior appearance of the car; and when those attributes were combined with Ford’s already excellent interior, it paid big dividends. The first thing you’ll notice is an old school wood-rimmed and satin-trimmed steering wheel that spins around a silver GT350 centerpiece. Above that steering wheel, a great looking dash founds a correct 140 MPH speedometer next to a correct 8,000 RPM tachometer. In front of that dash, plush vinyl buckets, which probably haven’t broken double digit hours in seat time, present no evidence of sun damage or rot. Beneath those seats, new black carpet and bright stainless sills center a simple shifter between a chrome fire extinguisher, thick rubber mats and authentic Stewart Warner gauges. Above that carpet, a sturdy black roll bar hangs correct shoulder belts below a fade-free headliner. At the sides of that roll bar, stylish door panels feature excellent stainless trim, spotless chrome handles and fresh silver accents. And behind the passengers, familiar Shelby vents ride above a folding rear seat and correctly restored trunk.
As you might imagine, the sale of this investment grade Ford includes ample documentation. Here’s a chronological list of what the new owner will receive:
* A copy of the car’s original production order
* A copy of the Daily Production Report that includes the car’s serial number
* A copy of the car’s original invoice
* A partial ownership history
* The Deluxe Marti Auto Works Report outlined above
* The car’s Shelby Registry Report
There are few classics that have the kind of attitude and presence of an old school Shelby. And if previous trends are any indication, these cars will continue to gain value as they become more exclusive and more collectible. This professionally restored GT350 is a documented, fully-sorted super star that drives and sounds every bit as good as it looks. If you’re a dedicated purist who desires only the best, here’s your chance to own the ultimate muscle car!
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