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The 1967 Shelby GT Convertible was the most photographed and publicized Shelby back in the day... Even more amazing is that middle-aged cover girl continues to be topic of magazines, newsletters, videos and books while turning heads everywhere she goes!

 

  Shelby Mustang 50 Years

Colin Comer, Hardcover, 240 pages

 

     
     
     
  SAAC Shelby Registry 1968-1969-1970
4th Edition, 2011

More than twenty photos of the convertible are featured in the 1968 Shelby Styling Prototypes section of the registry. Pages 793-802 include photos, design sketches, press releases, and more. Too much to itemize here -- you're going to want to purchase your own copy of this incredible 1,472-page book.

 

     
     
     
  The Rarest Muscle Car Ever?
SAAC Action, March 2014

Story by Dan Aiken, Indiana Shelby Club

"Those are the words to describe 67-0139. Sure, it’s a rare Shelby, no one disputes that. There was only one ‘67 convertible manufactured by Shelby American, but as a Mustang, or even a muscle car from that era, 0139 can boast some numbers that few cars can."

Read the entire article in the newsletter

     
     
     
  The Only One
Vintage Roadcar, December 2013

Story by J. Michael Hemsley

"Carroll wanted very much to include a convertible model in his 1967 offering; however Ford had made the decision to shelve the convertible—at least until the following model year. The one convertible that had been ordered was still delivered and, upon arrival at Shelby American, was promptly designated as Carroll Shelby’s personal driver.”

Read the teaser at VintageRoadcar.com

     
     
     
  Keeneland Concours d'Elegance
Celebrates 50 Years of Mustangs

Kentucky Farm Bureau News, June-July 2013

Story by Gary Wollenhaupt

"One of the stars of the show is a 1967 Shelby GT500 Convertible. It’s the only one of its kind, built as a promotional car and prototype with a 428-cubic-inch block engine and dual-quad carburetors. It underwent an extensive three-year restoration to return it to its original Candy Apple Red paint."

Learn more about the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

     
     
     
  Rarefied Ragtops
Hemmings Muscle Machines, July 2013

Story by Jim Donnelly, Hemmings Motor News

"You could make a credible case that the highest profile of this trio is commanded by the sole 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 convertible ever produced. After serving four months as Carroll Shelby’s personal car, it was repurposed into a styling prototype for the 1968 line, and remains the only big-block Mustang convertible ever built at Shelby American’s shops before customer production was turned over to A.O. Smith. It’s also the only factory dual-quad Mustang convertible in existence."

Read the full feature at Hemmings.com

     
     
     
  Undercover '67 Shelby GT500
PowerBlock Magazine, Issue 53

Story by Jessica Smith, RTM Productions, Inc.

"As you look at the pictures on the following pages, you probably think that’s a typo in the year, or that it’s wrong altogether. But what you’re really looking at is the one-and-only 1967 Shelby GT500 Convertible that was ever built. Packing a 428 Police Interceptor with its two, four-barrel carburetors, the Candyapple Red convertible served as a styling prototype for the ’68 and was also assigned as Carroll Shelby’s personal driver."

Read the full article at PowerBlockMag.com

     
     
     
  History Restored
Mustang Monthly, June 2012

Story by Donald Farr, Source Interlink Publishing

"Every Mustang has a story. But no other Mustang has a story like 67413C9A00139, the only '67 convertible delivered to Shelby American. Or should we say stories, because 0139 was built as an early production '67 Mustang for the intended use as a styling prototype for the upcoming '68 Shelby convertible. As such, it was photographed in two different exterior colors for a number of Shelby promotional and advertising materials, likely making it the most photographed Shelby of all time."

Read the full article at MustangMonthly.com

     
     
     

  1967 Shelby GT 500 Convertible - Project Red Hot
eGarage.com, December 2012

Story by Ben Abrams

"When an enthusiast comes upon a car with value, it’s not a given that he/she decides to undertake a lifelong commitment along with the decision to purchase. With a bonafide collector however, vehicle purchases are made carefully and numerous specifics become important in regards to the provenance, or history, of the desired piece. It’s probable that the collector is about to take on a much larger commitment than just writing a check."

Read the full article at eGarage.com

     
     
     
  SAAC Shelby Registry 1965-1966-1970
4th Edition, 2011

"According to the Vehicle Information Report obtained from the Carroll Shelby Foundation, this one-of-a-kind convertible was immediately assigned to Carroll Shelby, was used by various Shelby American personnel, and was often loaned to several non-employees."

Read the story on pages 889-890.

     
     
     
  There Was Only One
Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, November 2011

Story by Bob Ashton

"This 428 cubic-inch dual-quad ragtop was assigned to directly to Carroll Shelby and later became the '68 styling prototype and photographic car. Yep...this is the actual car you saw in those cool magazine ads!"

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  The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles:
Cobras, Mustangs, and Super Snakes

Colin Comer, Hardcover, 256 Pages
Motorbooks; First edition (November 16, 2009)

"It is thought that while in the hands of a Ford executive, whose identity has long been forgotten, the car disappeared. It was reported stolen to both the Ford Motor Company and police."

     
     
     
  Mustang Masterpieces:
Featuring the Cars of Carroll Shelby

Jerry Heasley, Hardcover, 256 Pages
Krause Publications (October 14, 2008)

"In the 1960s, when Ford execs took a trip to sunny Southern California, many of them got a neat toy to drive from Carroll Shelby. In 1967, one of these executives was using the '67 G.T. 500 convertible to get around town. Apparently, on a stopover at a hotel, his girlfriend took off with the car and did not return."

     

 

 
 
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