1968 Shelby Mustang GT350
Chassis no. 8T02J134499
Carroll Shelby's exploits with Ford-powered vehicles are the stuff of legend. His introduction of the Shelby Mustang in 1965 transformed the model from a boulevard cruiser into a true early muscle car which exhibited remarkable performance on the street and on the racetrack. The 1967 and 1968 Shelby's were easily distinguishable by their cosmetic enhancements including unique wheels and taillights. These cars were primarily intended for street use as opposed to their more raw 1965-66 predecessors, and so the 1967-68 cars retained many of the creature comforts found in standard Mustangs. 1967 GT350 models came standard with the reliable 289ci V8, while the big change for 1968 was the adoption of the newer 302ci unit as standard equipment.
The cars offered here, can certainly be described as unique. They were built and modified in the 1990s by equally unique aerospace engineer, magazine founder and publisher of MOTION MAGAZINE, jet-&-helicopter pilot Sandra Ann Falk, née Lindle Wiley (1944 - 2006) as an example of a new fuel economy base in competition with the oil game and its perpetually infernal geopolitical problems.
The 1968 Shelby GT-350 Fastback has seen some extensive modifications, having been fitted with various communications systems. The car has also been fitted with a Willey joystick steering system, which remarkably operates the other car (Lot 31).
With very little documentation on the modifications and communication systems on these two cars, they will provide the new owner many hours of fun in trying to solve the mysteries of operation, or simply restore them to the original glory of Carroll Shelby design.