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While the historical significance and rarity of the 1967 G.T. 500 Convertible has been long-known in the Shelby community, it wasn't until after another decade of fact-finding and published research that the rest of the automotive community reveled at just how significant this car actually is. This Shelby G.T. convertible (0139) and the coupe (0131) are the world's rarest production automobiles

Rarity & Significance as a Shelby American G.T.:

  • The first Shelby G.T. 500 Convertible built.
  • The only 1967 Shelby G.T. convertible built.
  • The only G.T. 500 convertible built by Shelby American.
  • The only G.T. convertible ordered with and factory-equipped with dual-quad carburetors.
  • The third G.T. 500 to be serialized and completed by SAI.
    First was a fastback #0100, second was a coupe #0131, and third was the convertible #0139.
  • The highest-optioned and highest priced 1967 Shelby G.T. built by Ford. In addition to the 428-8V with Automatic, Selectaire A/C and Exhaust Emissions, #0139 had two options that no other 1967 G.T. was equipped with: a $52.95 'White Power Top' and a $32.44 'Convertible Top-Glass Backlite,' which resulted in a $4,450.51 retail price according to the FoMoCo invoice.
  • Valued at $4,249.76, the convertible was the most expensive G.T. 500 in Shelby American's company car inventory (per the Vehicle Fixed Asset Ledger 07/31/1967). This number doesn't include the $7,396 worth of handcrafted '68 styled fiberglass from A.O. Smith (in 2014 dollars, that's an additional $50,000 of parts).
  • One of two (possibly three) known 1967 G.T. cars that appear to have been fitted with black Connolly leather covered seats. The other car is the G.T. 500 coupe #0131, and the third might be car #0100.
  • One of two 1967 model year vehicles to be upgraded with 1968-styled fiberglass for photographic (advertising) purposes. The other car was an Acapulco Blue fastback #0463.
  • Claimed by Carroll Shelby to be his "personal driver."
  • One of the most photographed and publicized Shelby G.T. cars ever built.
    This was the convertible pictured on the cover of the press kits, dealer literature and featured in every print ad introducing the 1968 Shelby Cobra G.T. models.

And since this G.T. was born on the Ford Mustang assembly line:

  • The only multi-carbureted Mustang convertible ever built.
  • The only 1967 Mustang convertible factory-equipped with a 428 engine.
  • The first Ford Mustang convertible to receive a 428 cu.in. engine
    (and the only 428-equipped Mustang convertible to be built at Ford's San Jose plant).
  • The second Mustang (all body styles) with a 428 cu.in engine to be serialized by Ford.
  • The third Mustang (all body styles) with a 428 cu.in engine to be completed by Ford.
    (The first two were also '67 Shelby G.T. 500 cars, a Fastback #0100 and a Coupe #0131)
  • Recipient of first Ford reinforced C-6 "PCG-R" automatic gearbox, tag # "PCG-R 000001".


Rarity as compared to all pony/muscle cars:

  • In addition to this car's significance to Ford and Shelby history, it's also worth pointing out that this is the only known CONVERTIBLE pony and/or specialty car that received both dual quad (2x4bbl) carburetion and air conditioning from the factory. The only other convertible pony cars to get dual-quads would be the 426 cu.in. 'Hemi 'Cudas & Challengers... and not one of those ever received factory air conditioning!


** all rarity statistics are based on like 'production' vehicles; i.e. built by a regular process on the normal assembly lines,
intended for use on public roads and conforming to all federal safety standards for the vehicle's model year. ***


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