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1968 Shelby Cobra GT350 Convertible

1968 Shelby Cobra GT350 Convertible

1968 Shelby Cobra GT350 Convertible

New to the 1968 model year was a Shelby Convertible which made use of a new roll-hoop covered in plastic.

For 1968, Ford almost completely took over production of the GT350 by relocating production to Michigan. They also renamed the car to Cobra which Ford used to promote the model.

New to the 1968 model year was an updated front end with a much larger grill opening and twin-scoop front hood.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Michigan, USA
body stylist Pete Brock, Skeet Kerr
engineers Chuck Cantwell, Ken Miles
production 404
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 715 Holley Carburetor
displacement 4949 cc / 302 in³
bore 101.60 mm / 4.00 in
stroke 76.20 mm / 3.00 in
power 186.4 kw / 250 bhp
specific output 50.52 bhp per litre
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires Goodyear Blue Dot Power Cushion
rear tires Goodyear Blue Dot Power Cushion
steering Recirculating Ball
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Live Axle
transmission Borg-Warner T10 4-Speed Manua

Auction Sales History

1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible – sold for $107,500

AACA National First Prize in 1994. Shelby #02215. 302/250 HP V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Factory air conditioning. Power steering. Power brakes. Power convertible top. Holley 4-barrel carburetor. Aluminum intake manifold. Cobra valve covers and oval air cleaner. Console with oil and amp gauges. Correct Code T Red paint. Black Deluxe interior. White soft top. Shelby 10-spoke wheels. Goodyear Speedway tires. Believed to be 35,420 original miles

Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum