This 1968 Mustang had been brought up to Shelby GT350 specification with a 5.7 litre four-valve Cleveland V8 and C6 automatic gearbox capable of propelling the car from 0-60mph in 7 seconds and taking it (in a controlled environment) all the way up to 140mph.
The reconstruction work didn’t stop with the engine and box and this GT350 “tribute” has all the regular Shelby features: body panels, ‘ram-air’ fibreglass hood, 10-spoke Shelby wheels, Moto Lita Cobra slot steering wheel, Posi-traction differential, Shelby gauges, T-handle shifter, seatbelts, floor mats and a host of minor Shelby signature components. It even has the correct sequential tail-lights – which is pretty vorsprung durch technik for 1968 when you think about it.
BLZ 78 has loads of other upgrades, including the Holly 600 4-barrel carburettor, MSD electronic ignition and aluminium radiator. It also has a retro Mustang radio with MP3 memory stick connection, but to be honest, all the in-car entertainment you want is under the bonnet.
The vendor tells us that the car is a genuine rust-free Mustang in wonderful condition which he has owned for five years and says that it is reliable and fun to drive. The car is a recent UK import, is UK registered and has an MOT to May 2020. It certainly is a cracker in its Candy Apple red paintwork and the power-hood and the interior and engine bay are all similarly impressive – not concours but very, very clean.
This may not be a genuine Shelby but it looks like a Shelby, goes like a Shelby, and sounds like a Shelby. If you want the real thing you will have to look hard – they only made 404 convertibles in 1968 - and you also have to pay at least three times as much as the very reasonable quoted estimate.
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1970 Ford Mustang Mach I * Blue
..Southern California Car
..Absolutely NO Rust
..All Original Panels & Floors
..All New A/C System
..Original 351 Cleveland Engine
1964 Ford Mustang Coupe
..Early Mustang Coupe
..46,156 Original Miles
..Solid Rust Free Car
..White Paint Nice
..Blue Interior Nice
..260 V8 Engine
..Push Button Radio
The Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964. Based on the very basic Ford Falcon mechanicals the car was never intended to be in production up to today. It was an overnight sensation. Ford had literally.....