It was Shelby American’s plan to introduce a
convertible body style G.T. as a 1967-˝
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 right around the mid-year point. This
unfortunate 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.
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 for 1967, but throughout the entire
history of Ford’s legendary pony car!