Carroll Shelby had already made a name for himself when he was asked if he could do anything with the Mustang, he took a standard white 2+2 fastback and started working his magic; the result was the Shelby GT350, which has gone on to become a legend of the American muscle car world.
This has to be one of coolest, best looking cars ever made, the thing of dreams.
1967 Shelby GT350 Design
The GT350 was a 2-door fastback design, at the front of the extended fiberglass hood were two 7” driving lights (which went on to become an iconic feature of the design), a thin, chromed bumper and mesh front grille, adorned with the Shelby GT350 logo. The fiberglass hood had a big air scoop (functional) for supplying air into the engine bay, and at the rear was fiberglass deck lid and rear spoiler.
There were also functioning brake cooling scoops attached to the rear quarter and the wheel of choice was a ten-spoke 15” cast wheel, fitted with Goodyear white lettered tires.
1967 Shelby GT350 Interior
Similar to most of the vehicles from that era, the GT350 had comfy vinyl bucket seats, a beautiful wood rimmed steering wheel (with the Shelby logo in the center) and a full cluster of instrument gauges, including a unique 140 MPH marked speedo, 8,000 RPM tacho, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge and clock.
Trim color was either Black or Parchment (White) and the rear seats were replaced by a fiberglass shelf.
Standard equipment wasn’t vast, but it did have an AM/FM radio and air conditioning.
1967 Shelby GT350 Specs
Overall length: 186.6” Wheelbase: 108” Height: 51.6” Width: 70.9” Curb weight: 3,360 lbs
There were 1,175 GT350’s produced in 1967, retail price was $3,995.
1967 Shelby GT350 Performance
Shelby started off with the high performance 289 cid (4.7 liter) V8 that produced 271 BHP. He added a high rise aluminum intake, Holley four-barrel carb, Tri-Y headers and dual exhaust to push that power up to 306 BHP and 329 lb/ft of torque. This was enough to see 0 – 60 in 6.5 seconds and a 126 MPH top speed. It’s worth noting that there was also the option of a Paxton supercharger, although that was a $549 price tag.
1967 Shelby GT350 Collectability and price
Anything Shelby is always collectible and the prices reflect that; guide prices say that a concours example sells for around $160,000 (although we had seen examples more than that) and a fair condition GT350 will set you back about $85,000.
However, there were just 1,175 1967 GT350’s produced, so they’re pretty rare, if you find one, you’d better snap it up quick.