COMING SOON/EXPECTED :
This ONE of ONE 1970 Shelby Mustang 350GT convertible in absolute Concours condition. This true Shelby is one of only 57 ! produced GT350 convertibles and its the only one in the world with this fantastic royal maroon factory original paint color. Ultra rare car and with the white interior and white convertible power top one fantastic eyecatcher.
For the1969 model year, the Shelby GT's were completely re-designed from the previous model year. With a completely new design, the 69/70 Shelby's looked amazing and completely different from the previous years were you could also still clearly see the car's resemblance to the Mustang fastback's. The 69/70 model year also had much more unique Shelby parts than any Shelby before this period which makes these car's very desirable and rare.
Almost anything on these Shelby's was re-designed and special produced parts. Front fenders, Hood, Complete grill, Lower valance panel, the trunk lid, taillight assembly, suspension and handling packages everything was unique for the 69/70 cars. The new design also looked much more modern and looked way more streamlined than the previous cars. The list of special lightweight components was also longer to save weight such as the front fenders, hood, front end, trunk lid and spoiler and tail section all being lightweight.
Another all new and great looking feature was the longitudinal and functional hood scoops and the newly designed side scoop's, but even more, the special exhaust system that didn't came out the back normally as two separate tips, but in the middle with a new very uniquely designed dual exhaust end piece that looked like it came straight out of a race car. Something that was never seen again on any production streetcar and had a great sound and made these cars stand out even more than the already did. It was topped of with a special side stripe that reflected in the dark and that featured the name of the model.
With Shelby convertible's being already very rare cars and only produced for the first time in 1968, the 69/70 model year made a huge leap forward in their overall appearance. The all-new 1969 interior design and special features with all new high back seats, modern and upgraded wood grain dashboard, new door panels and new convertible top design made the 69 car's stand out even more and besides being very sporty the also gave much more comfort and a luxurious appearance.
With the GT500 being the top model with there 428FE 335hp engines, The GT350 had a 351cui performance V8 that punched out 295hp which was a great number seeing the 351 engines were much lighter and more docile than the 428's. The standard transmission was the 4 manual 4 speed in both model's and an extra cost automatic transmission was available, for the GT500 it was the C6, but the GT350 got the old new FMX performance transmission that was all new for the 69 model year. The GT500's heavier engine didn't make it noticeably faster than the GT350, but with the much lighter driveline, the GT350 had the overhand in handling steering and braking performance's. Therefore the GT350 was probably the better car to choose if you wanted the best overall performance back in those days and definitely not the lesser car.
Especially in a Convertible like the car we present to you here the 350GT combined with the all-new FMX automatic transmission was a great choice. Because a convertible is normally not only bought for its all-out performance but also for some nice summertime cruising and relaxing, the 350GT was just the better buy. It handled much better in corners, its steering was much more direct and more comfortable and the 0-60mph performance might even be better than its bigger Cubic inch equipped brother. It's just the smarter car to buy and enjoy. This fact might well have been one of the hidden secrets in the 70's seeing the GT350 is a much more rare car to find then the GT500, even in today's. markets.
The 1970 model year also has a great and unique historical story to them. Being only minorly upgraded from the 1969 model year, with added sports stripes on the hood, the addition of a good looking front spoiler and some other more minor detail difference's, the main difference in them was the Vin number the carried. Because of the upcoming fuel crisis, extreme high insurance cost's AND high price tag's for the new 1969 model opposed to say other sportscar's, the sales were not high and some car's were unsold by the midyear of 1969 when normally a new model year change was announced. Shelby decided to upgrade the car and change the Vin code's to make the car's more or less continuation cars from the 1969 year. But that wasn't easy to do !, and the story around that plan and how it was finally executed is a unique story in itself that can be found online if you like to know more about it. But it makes the 70' model-year car even more unique than any Shelby GT before.
The car we present to you here is one of those 70' GT350's, a true performance car in every sense of the word, but also a fantastic car to really enjoy and drive. Its combination of the 295hp V8 and the optional FMX automatic trans, its ultra-rare Royal Maroon factory original color combined with the nice cool white interior and white convertible top, makes this car not only very sporty but also very luxurious and exclusive.
With only two! Maroon Convertible's build ( One GT350 and one GT500), this car is the only GT350 in this color in the world. The additional options, the combination of the white interior makes this car even more desirable and a true one of one car ever produced in the widest sense of the word. And believe us, a white interior and convertible top does not only look very bright and spacey, its also, opposite to say black very cool in the hot summer sun with the top up or down. Just look at this car, what an amazing looking beauty right ?, and what a blast to be the only one in the world to own such an amazing car. The fact that it's still completely factory original and carries its numbers matching drivetrain from front to back is an additional feature and makes it even more unique.
On top of all that this car was also restored to the highest possible Concours level and might even look better today than it ever did when it rolled of the assembly lines. Before the restoration was performed the car was sold new to Marvin Tonking Ford in Oregon who sold it to its first owner who lived in Califonia. A dry state where the car had an easy life and never saw any rain or trouble. The car stayed in the sunny, dry states all of its live and we have the complete owner history. The car throughout its well pampered live however got to a point were all became to look more worn and the interior, the paint, and other details started to show their age. The body, floors and structure and all other components, however, were still in great condition and the car's structure stayed completely original and never had any welding or rust issues. Even the hood, trunk lid and front fenders are all original to the car.
So several years later it was decided to restore the car back to its former glory. When all the hard work was done the car was finished it immediately started to win awards on several car-shows it was presented too. It was also Judged by the SAAC and was awarded with the highest possible points, some minor details that could be improved were all taken care of and today this car is a Gold award quality car.
It was restored to the highest possible Concours level as the pictures show and great attention was given to make the car highly detailed and correct to its original condition and were possible only factory correct and original parts were used. We estimate more than 150000,- was spent on the meticulously performed restoration alone, that's without the value of the car itself. Nothing was left untouched and the complete engine, transmission, rear axle, brakes, fuel system, suspension and steering system were also restored completely. Just look at the pictures and you can understand how well its restored and the costs and time involved in that process.
The car was produced at the Dearborn production plant and therefore has the correct black underside coating instead of the red oxide version you'll find on some other production plant cars. The underside of this car is ultra clean and highly detailed with all the correct factory markings and decals. All the other factory original tag's, decals and Vin numbers are in place. It speaks for itself to say that we have pictures of the process being performed and a report to prove the originality of the car, one of one build, and how it came from the factory when it was new.
This Shelby GT350 might well be one of the nicest and most rare Convertibles in the world today, and its also equipped with every option you could possibly want on a great classic convertible sports car of this magnitude.It's a highly collectible car and a very solid investment, but more importantly its also a car that can be driven and enjoyed. It's not JUST a trailer queen that looks good, no sir !, it handles and drives amazingly also.
With values of these rare Shelby GT cars growing fast over the last decades, we are sure that the will keep on growing for many more years to come. We have seen much less rare 69/70 couped, but also the rare's convertibles been sold for well over the 200k marker, and some even were auctioned for a great deal more. With this car being this rare and Concours restored and equipped with its additional factory options ( see the list below) and in this awesome looking color combination, it's easy to see that this car's asking price leave's more than enough room for the future owner's investment to grow.
For many its a dream to own a Shelby GT. A legendary car brand with great race proven race pedigree, flair and style. With car's like the legendary Shelby Cobra's 427's and GT40's, and the famous Shelby GT/R race mustangs that won many championships and race's all around the globe, Shelby is a true performance-oriented brand. The man behind that brand Mr.Caroll Shelby was also one of the most iconic legend's and racecar driver's on its own. His partnership with Ford was unique and lasted his entire life. The car's that carry his name, especially the ones he built and designed in the 60's and early 70's, are unique and very desirable until today. Owning one of his car's is something unique and special and the car we present to you here is one of those car's. Its one of the last cars that were designed by him and carried his name with pride. If you step into a Shelby GT, no matter which model or year you automatically feel that you own a very special car and it makes you part of an exclusive kind of classic car owners.
No matter where you take his cars, everywhere you go or every car show you might attend, you get thumbs up and respect of crowd's everywhere you take it. We cant'really explain it but driving and owning a real Shelby, especially a rare model in this amazing condition makes you feel very special indeed. It makes you feel like your part of an exclusive, special kind of car owner that almost no other brand gives you. Besides that, the car itself and its amazing looks, great performance V8 and its design and style also just set's you apart from any other cars around. This combined with the fact that this car is very rare and a true one of one car in the world completes that exclusive feeling.
The fact that the car we present to you here is a rare Convertible and you can enjoy everything that happens around you with the top down on a nice warm summer day or evening gives an additional joy to this car. Its also maybe one of the best-looking cars ever designed with the top up or down, so even if you keep it up its still an amazing looking car but with the flip of a switch and the top down you suddenly own a completely different car. Its almost like you own 2 cars for the price of 1 !.
When was the last time you saw one of these icon's ? in a world where everybody nowaday's seems to own a Porsche, a Ferrari or any other type of European sports car. It won't be often, that's for sure. Owning and driving this Shelby really sets you apart as a special kind of people, not the ones that always follow's the herd. But as a person who understands's and appreciates something really special and unique and the gives you a feel that no other car does. You will understand what we mean the second you step into one of these great icon's.
In today's markets, were many rare and exclusive cars selling for million's and were even a mass-produced Porsche is becoming priceless, this Shelby GT350 convertible is still a great find and priced very attractive, especially if you understand and see what you receive back for it. Fun, joy, flair and style combined with a car that's truly exclusive and drives like a true Sportscar.
For this price, you cant even restore one today, and that's without the fact that you won't be able to find it in this unique combination.
Some of the cars factory additional options :
- Power convertible top
- De luxe interior group
- FMX automatic transmission
- Track lock differential
- 3,23 Rear end gears
- Visibility Group
- Power steering
- Power front disc brakes
- Tinted windows
- Am radio
- Color-keyed racing mirrors
- Front console
- Deluxe seat belts
- And more.
MORE INFO, PRICE, AND PICTURES AND A WALK AROUND VIDEO FOLLOW SOON! But if you like additional information ahead
then please contact our sales !.
If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!
* The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included.
* On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H)
* All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.
* On request we can transport the car door to door worldwide!
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 it once!