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Take a look at this cool magazine ad about the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT350/500. It starts off, "Carroll Shelby designed his Cobra GT to go like it looks."
It talks about the two engine offerings. It talks about 130mph rated nylon tires. In one shot they show a model with her head against the rear bumper - can you hear the ocean?
Here is a cool one. It is a cutaway drawing of a 1968 Shelby with call-outs to all the options. It starts off, "Shelby Cobra GT performance is built-in, not tacked-on."
The call-outs are a bit hard to read. (1)
Performance is exciting with these GT engines: GT-350, 250 hp 302 ci-in V8; GT-500, 360 hp 428 cu-in V8 (optional). Each engine features (2)
high volume Cobra intake manifold, (3)
4-barrel carburetor, (4)
dual exhausts, (5)
low restriction air cleaner. Every engine looks the part, too, with (6)
Cobra rocker covers, chromed filler cap, dipstick. Handling is "right now" with (7)
high-rate front coil springs, (8)
high capacity adjustable shock absorbers front and rear, (9)
front stabilizer bar, (10)
16.0:1 power steering, (11)
heavy duty four-leaf rear springs with (12)
anti-windup dampers, (13)
heavy-duty rear axle. Tires and brakes match the GT's performance. (14)
Power-assisted front disc and (15)
heavy duty rear drum brakes work with (16)
4-ply nylon tires and (17)
6" rim width 15" safety wheels. Other safety items include (18)
front inertia-reel shoulder harnesses and seat belts (seat belts in rear), (19
) integral overhead safety bar, (20)
safety-sequence tail lights, (21)
front marker lights and (22)
rear quarter reflectors, (23)
rectangular fog lights and (24)
dual brake system, (25)
collapsible steering column and padded center steering wheel, (26)
unitized chassis and body.
Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Boris Mirkin from Lindenhurst, New York. This is a nice looking straight Mustang that has a black interior and all the GT options.
It has the black C-stripes on the sides and GT front fender emblems.
Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang hardtop, left rear view.
Another option on the GT is the rear valance exhaust tip cutouts. The gas cap also has the GT emblem.
Dark Green 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500KR fastback with a 400hp, 428ci, 4 barrel, Cobra Jet V8 engine. Dark Green was the Shelby name for Highland Green paint offered on the normal 1968 Mustang. The 1968 Shelby has custom front fascia, vented hood, side scoops, and rear quarter panel scoops. These came stock with the roll bar.
Dark Green 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500KR fastback, left side view. This King of the Road Shelby GT-500 also has the 10-spoke Shelby wheels and rear spoiler.
The rear view of these cars are as cool as the front. It has a ducktail spoiler which wraps around to the rear fenders and chrome dual exhaust cut-outs in the rear valance.
Dark Green 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500KR fastback, right front view.
Check out this 428ci Cobra Jet engine.
The interior is decked out with all sorts of Shelby items. The console has extra gauges. The shift handle has a snake. There is a huge tach next to the speedometer on the dash.
It has four-point racing seat-belts. They connect to the top at the roll bar.
Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang hardtop that was owned by Robert Nix. It has the 200ci 6-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Robert adds, "These are vintage photos of my first Mustang, purchased in September 1968. It was my car while I served in the US Army at Ft Knox, Kentucky from 1969 - 1972. The Ft Knox sticker can be seen on the left front bumper in this shot."
Robert has a Race Red 2013 Mustang GT
Another black and white shot of Robert's Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang hardtop. It had dual white stripe tires.
Check out this photo taken in August of 1970. Looks like a gold 67 Impala in front of it.
Right side view of Robert's Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang hardtop.
Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang hardtop restored to its original color and a newly restored 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8 engine.
Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang hardtop with a black vinyl hardtop, full wheel covers, and bright rocker panel moldings.
Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang hardtop, front end view.
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