A Rare, 1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang Convertible Is Being Auctioned At Mecum Louisville

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Believe it or not, but the first-generation Shelby GT350 Mustang was actually offered as a convertible from 1968 through 1970, although only a small number were produced. That makes it a bit of a quirky, collectible piece of Shelby Mustang history, and one we certainly wouldn’t mind taking a spin in.

It’s not too often that an example comes up for sale, but at Mecum’s ongoing Louisville auction event, running from today through the 23rd, one lucky so-and-so will go home with a beautiful, red 1968 Shelby GT350 convertible – one of just 404 drop-top 350s built that year.

This Shelby GT350 Mustang, No. 02884, has all its original sheet metal, a date-code-correct 302 V8, and an original, VIN-stamped owner’s manual. It’s done 73,120 miles from new, but a rotisserie restoration in the 1990s brought it back to showroom-quality. It wears a “code-T” coat of Candy Apple Red paint, with a black interior and a black convertible top with glass rear window.

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The Shelby GT350 Mustang convertible may not be the first car that comes to mind when you think “classic Shelby Mustang“, but bear in mind: even the coupe is no match for any of today’s moderately-capable performance cars. You might as well have the wind in your hair.

For more photos and info, visit the Mecum Auctions listing.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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