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Original Advertising of the 1968 Shelby G.T. Models

In each of these ads we find one or more photos of the 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 Convertible after it was repurposed and updated with the '68-styled fiberglass components supplied by A.O. Smith.
 

The Styles Collection: Vintage Print Ads &emdash; Carroll Shelby has gone and done it!

The FIRST print ad to announce the '68 models

Appeared simultaneously in the November 1967 issues of Road & Track magazine (inside front cover), Car Life magazine (inside front cover), and in Playboy magazine. Being the November issues, readers would have received their copies in October 1967.

The '67 convertible appears in three of the four photos in this advertisement.

The Styles Collection: Vintage Print Ads &emdash; Carroll Shelby's COBRA GT
... for the man who wants everything in one car

Print Ad

Appeared in February 1968 edition of Playboy magazine
and March 1968 edition of Sports Car Graphic

The '67 convertible appears in the two photos on the bottom of this advertisement.

The Styles Collection: Vintage Print Ads &emdash; Carroll Shelby designed his COBRA GT to go like it looks

Print Ad

Appeared in Sports Car Graphic in February 1968 and
in the April 1968 edition of Playboy magazine.

The '67 convertible appears in the two photos on the bottom of this advertisement.

The Styles Collection: Vintage Print Ads &emdash; Try the complete surprise... Carroll Shelby's COBRA GT

Print Ad

Based on the unique width of the roll bar on the convertible, and the fact that the '67 convertible was painted Acapulco Blue when found in 1976, it is possible that this ad also features the '67 convertible.

1968 Shelby & Ford Mustang

Television Commercial

We believe that the Acapulco Blue fastback that appears in this video is car #0463. This was a January-built '67 Shelby G.T. 500 4-speed that also received '68-styled fiberglass for its brief modeling career.

The Styles Collection: Vintage Print Ads &emdash; Only Mustang and Carroll Shelby could make this happen!

Print Ad

Spots Car Graphic - April 1968

The red convertible in the top photo appears to be a production '68 model year car, however, we believe that the rear view of convertible in the middle of the page is the 1967 car, #0139.

 

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