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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.

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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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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