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 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 Convertible

 

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It was Shelby American’s plan to introduce a convertible body style G.T. as a 1967-
˝ model.1967 Shelby G.T. 500 Convertible

Unfortunately, production bottlenecks and financial problems overwhelmed the small California company right from the start. Ford Motor Company made the difficult decision to terminate the Shelby program before reaching the mid-year point. This twist of fate resulted in the ‘first’ 1967 G.T. Convertible built (67413C9A00139) becoming the ‘only’ G.T. 500 Convertible ever built by Shelby American.

The significance of #0139 extends well-beyond the Shelby marque; prior to wearing a Shelby American VIN, this convertible was first born on Ford’s San Jose Mustang assembly line. All 1967 Mustangs ordered by Shelby American as G.T. 500s were equipped with the potent 8-cylinder “Ford Cobra” 428 cu.in. (7.0L) engine topped with dual 4BBL carburetors and this G.T. 500 convertible was no different...

That makes #0139 the only multi-carbureted Mustang convertible ever built -- not just in 1967, but throughout the entire history of Ford’s legendary pony car!

 
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