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1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

The Shelby Mustang was a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby from 1965 to 1968, and from 1969 to 1970 by Ford. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang in 2005, the Shelby nameplate was revived as a new high-performance model, this time designed and built by Ford. More info:

Silverstone Auctions have this awesome 1969 Shelby Mustang GT350 on
offer at their NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 11th & 12th November 2017:

1969 was, effectively, the final year for the Shelby Mustang. By now
assembly had shifted to Michigan from California where it was contracted
out to the A.O.Smith Corporation. Smith, an established Motor City
contractor, had brought a level of serious manufacturing skill, supplier
management, procedure, and standards never seen at Shelby’s facility
where LAX met the vibrant (and sometimes extreme) subculture of Venice,

The 1969 Shelby Mustang was drastically different visually from the
standard Mustangs, with a completely different nose and grille, a wide
rectangular opening with blacked-out grille flanked by 7” headlights and
with Shelby’s characteristic driving lights now smaller rectangular
pieces below the attractive bumper. The special Shelby bonnet had five
ducts, three NACA-style surface ducts to supply cold air directly to the
engine air intake and two extractors at the back of the bonnet relieving
under-bonnet pressure and exhausting heated air in front of the windscreen.

The ‘Marti Report’ accompanying this very special GT350 confirms its
build date as February 27th, 1969 and it was ordered in Candy Apple Red
with a White stripe and “blackout hood treatment”. The interior was
‘3AA’- Black Clarion knit/Corinthian Vinyl Hi-Back bucket seats, and the
car was fitted with a four-speed, wide ratio, manual transmission. The
document also goes on to state that the Shelby was specified with a
“3.25 Traction-Lok differential, sport deck rear seat, power front
disc brakes, power steering, AM radio, tinted glass, and deluxe belts”.
It left the factory on February 28th and was delivered to Galpin Motors
in Sepulveda, California.

Our vendor, who clearly has a passion for ‘American Iron’, has owned
this striking car for the past few years and it has resided in his
significant collection of special American muscle cars. It has just
returned from “Iconic Creations” in Essex where it was fully serviced
and treated to a new exhaust. The car is UK registered and, as you might
expect from such a fastidious owner, is in exceptional condition. If you
are in the market for a late-sixties Shelby, we don’t know where you
would look to find a better one.

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