The paragraph relevant to our
research is in the first section titled GT 350 Sales and Production:
experimental convertibles are being run through the shop at the
present time. One of these units is sold and the other three
will be used for test purposes in anticipation of a 1967 1/2 GT 350
Meeting attendees: J.D. McLean, P.A. Cramer, A.H.
Dowd, T.H. Foraker, B.S. Galloway, J.S. Liefeld, P.T. Remington, J.L.
Spencer, D.A. Cardone (guest). [Jack E. Khoury was absent].
This document taught us that the four (4)
Convertibles, originally ordered on April 13, 1966 and received the day
before this staff meeting took place, were referred to as "experimental," and that Shelby intended to offer a
1967-1/2 G.T. convertible
According to Bill MClean
(interviewed Nov-22, 2016), the engineering department was concerned that the Hi-Po
Shelby powerplant might twist the convertible's body. To
stress-test at least one car, they bolted-on a Paxton
supercharger. Bill recalls the convertible was most
likely the blue or green one.
The convertible that this
document claims was pre-sold, would have been the red one (SFM6S2377)
ordered by repeat customer Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio.
This document also compliments our previous research findings
package codes and VINs were very
specifically created to allow for the designation of three different
body styles (fastback, convertible and coupe) and two different engine
options for the 1967 model year Shelby G.T. cars.
DSO 2512, the first 1967 G.T.
convertible (and ultimately the only one that would get built) was
ordered two months after this staff meeting took place.