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1968 GT350 - DonnieC - 06/2009

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  1. 67GT500#2100

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    Shelby Forums - Shelby of the Month - June 2009
    6/2009 DonnieC​


    Shelby Forums username::DonnieC
    Year: 1968
    Make: Ford
    Model: Mustang Shelby GT350
    Shelby Number: 8T02J14932401123
    Engine: 302 hipo
    Trans: Automatic
    Exterior color: Wimbledon White with Blue stripes
    Interior color: Black
    Selling Dealer: Hertz Rental


    Original Specs:

     Originally one of 223 Hertz Shelby rental cars
     Factory air conditioning
     Tilt-A-Way steering column
     Factory steel wheels and hubcaps.

    Power disc brakes, P/S, Shoulder harness, am radio, fold down rear seat, select-0-matic transmission, selectaire-air conditioner, tinted glass, tilt-pop steering wheel, this was a hertz rental car and was only one of 25 in this exact configuration. Also was in "Mustang Monthly" 1998 Feb issue "Quick Freeze" article.


    A few words from current owner:
    In 1968 I was a senior in high school and purchased a brand new 68 red fastback, this is the only picture of it before I dressed it up a little. It came with 650x14's wire wheel covers, 302 4v with no badge on the side, 3 speed on the floor, white interior, am radio, single exhaust, no air. Sticker was $2995.00 my car payments were $53.00 a month, Wow I thought that was a fortune, I was 18 yrs old in this picture and college was starting soon, that's my ROTC uniform. It was so hot in August.
    So, now at age 58 I tried to hunt that car down through insurance records, with no luck. then decided I had to have a 68 fastback again. As I hunted for a 68 Fastback a 68 Shelby stood out as a great car to invest in and also have some fun in. So lets call it an up grade of my high school days. This is really a great Shelby GT350 and as a automatic it still "barks" the tires. Thank you, Donnie Carney, Retired Fort Worth Fireman, 30 yrs.
    I purchased this car out of Hemmings Motor News, owner was in Roseburg, Oregon he had it 19 yrs and did some work on it, before that it was in Colorado Springs, So after Hertz rentals had it I could be the fourth owner, but I am still searching the history. I have had it about a year.


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  2. DeLa1Rob

    DeLa1Rob Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Donnie!

    robin
     
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    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!....very nice upgrade from high school:thumbsup:
     
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    Really Cool car with a REALLY cool story to go with it! :thumbup:
    Best,
    Vern
     

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