showroom SOON :
This unique original 1968 Shelby
GT350 4 speed in the desirable Acapulco blue metallic factory color, with
georgeus tan interior and equipped with many options.
The car is one of
only 528 68’ Shelby GT350's 4 speeds ever produced and its one of approx. only 8 GT350 cars! in this color combination. Combined with this cars options it might
be a true and documented 1 of 1 ! ever produced! .So how rare is that. PTTM is proud to
present this great and VERY rare true Shelby to it's clients.
Acapulco blue metallic is just
one of the best colors on these cars as it makes the car's lines and shapes
stand out more than on any other color. This combined with its Shelby GT350
side stripes and its light colored interior just makes it a very good-looking
car and for sure one of the best designed muscle cars of its time.
In 1968 the all new Shelby GT350 was still a very
desirable car and with its hipo 289 V8 engine combined with its toploader 4
speed manual transmission a tuff car to beat. Being a much lighter engine than
the 428, the handling and all out performance of the car was maybe even the
better car against its brother the GT500. It’s well known under the Shelby
fan’s and collectors that a GT350 with a manual 4 speed was the car to beat
back in 1968.
For the 1968 model year Shelby had red-designed the car to look more modern and
more unique against a base mustang fastback than ever before. With its special
nose pieces and trim, the lightweight hood and trunk lid, the roll cage and 4
point seatbelts, the side scoops, special Shelby steering wheel, upgraded
suspension and handling packages and more, the 1968 Shelby GT350 and also the
GT500 were unique cars that were ready to be used for the track and on the
streets. And the all really carried Carol’s race pedigree, and they looked very
promising to be used as race thorough breads as well.
Finding an original Shelby GT350 4 speed is already something very rare these
days, especially because much less where produced than the GT500 and this car
is a true, documented 54000 original mile car. That's probably also the reason
why this car has survived all these years in its current condition. The
car spend its entire live in the dry and sunny states and was sold new to its
first owner James E Bridges in Omaha Nebraska through the McFadens Company in
the same town. After that according to the Shelby registry, the car stayed in
this area until around 2010 when it was sold to its last owner who lived in Ohio.
Mileage was than only around 53000!.
So the car spent almost its entire live in Nebraska, and was throughout its live hardly ever driven and apparently well maintained as its today, still in
an amazing and very original condition. And it's completely ready to be driven
and enjoyed. Its overall quality is very good and it was freshly painted in its
factory original color a few years ago. At the same time the car received some
The last owner was afraid that he would ruin the original engine of the car and
he replaced it by freshly build version of the same type but with even more
performance. However the original engine comes with the car and is in very good
and running condition. On request we can drop that engine in as well, but it’s a
nice additional feature we think to have the original engine well taken care of
outside of the car as now you can really drive and fool around with the current
engine. If that one has a problem, well than the original and desirable
original one is still safe with the car, and it won’t affect the car's overall
Besides the fact that this rare time capsule has
all its important Shelby components, like the fiberglass hood, trunk lid and
scoops still in place, the complete interior is bone stock original as well and
no aftermarket or incorrect pieces were found. The only change is that a more
modern type but correct Shelby cobra steering wheel was installed, but that
only ad’s to the car’s sporty appearance. But the most important thing what we
can confirm is that the complete engine, all its components, the transmission, the radiator and all details were left
untouched and are original to the car. So this car is numbers matching,
even with the additional engine installed.
Both engine’s are fully inspected by us and are in fantastic condition,
all original and correct and so is the transmission and rest of the drivetrain.
The car's is in a fantastic all original body and chassis condition and still
equipped with its factory drivetrain and interior and all its factory options.
That’s just unique and all is documented and checked by us.
The rest of the car is also in very solid and original condition. The frame
rails are in as new condition and the rest of the underside also still carries
its original pieces. The factory floor panels and trunk area all appear to be
in very healthy condition due to the fact that this Shelby was always garage
stored and only driven in the dry and sunny state's all of its life. This is
just a very fine example of a true and really original Shelby GT350.
The car also carries all of its original trim, emblems, grill, bumpers,
taillights and lenses, and they are all undamaged but could be in need of a
resto or freshen up if so desired. The car is also nicely equipped with all the
options you could choose from in 1968.
The car is of course in the SAAC Shelby registry, and comes with a Marti report
to show its pedigree, and a clear US title that states correct low mileage in
combination with the Shelby data we all can assure you that its correct. Full
owner history is also known and comes with the car. All in all what we present
to you here is just a great and unique quality Shelby that’s all ready, checked
and serviced car.
If any, this special Shelby GT350 with its stunning and very rare options and
color combination must be an asset for any Shelby fan or collector. The car is
not over restored but still very original, and it’s ready to be driven and enjoyed,
besides that it’s also a very good investment for your money.
We can walk you around the car and show you all the important and original
details and of course all the cars history and documentations. On request, we
can also send you more details or make a live phone/video walk around on
With cars like this one it's also really important that they are truly original
and with this car being an honest car you just can't ever go wrong. Besides
that we will provide you with full documentation of all the original and
correct components that are on it before, during, and after its restoration and
everything will be documented. This way you will know that you are investing in
the best possible car you can get with actual proof of it all.
So if you're looking to get something really
special and one of the best handling and performing true Shelby’s for a really interesting
price, this might well be the car for you. A manual 4 speed GT350 just gives
it’s driver so much fun and pleasure that its well worth its asking price,
especially if you consider that prices for original Shelby’s in great condition
such as this car are going up and up for the last decades and for sure the end
is nowhere near in site.
We have seen prices of 1968 Shelby GT350’s vary from 110-150k and those cars
were not as rare and with complete history such as this car is. According to
well known and respected classic car appraisers such as Haggerty and Nada its
value should be around 150k and that’s well below our asking price which therefor
will leave room to grow for its future owner.
And if you take in consideration that this car has one of the best color
combinations, and is a genuine 4 speed that also comes with an additional all
new Hi-po engine, this car is priced very attractively, guaranteed!.
The car will be in our showroom soon and more pictures and a walk around video
will follow as well.
But if you like additional information
ahead then please contact our sales!
Some of the car its factory options:
- Decor interior
- 10 spoke Shelby alu wheels.
- Wheel lip molding
- Tilt steering wheel
front disc brakes.
& rally pack.
The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included
All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.
On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!
export outside EU or business to business price please contact our sales!
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And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at
here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell