Shelby GT350 Tribute
Summer is coming and what could be better for some fun in the sun than a classic '67 Mustang convertible? Well, this tribute to the Shelby GT 350 in a gorgeous shade of blue might bring a little attitude to the party and be a little bit better. Check it out and see what you think.
This car looks good from any angle. A Mustang convertible looks good without any extra help, both with the top up or down. But add the roll bar into the picture, and it starts to set it apart from the crowd. The blue paint shines brightly and the GT350 stripes along the rocker panels are the next tell that this isn't your average Mustang. Up front, a pair of serious driving lights are set in the grill next to a Shelby GT 350 badge. A thin chrome bumper has white rally stripes that start below the bumper and continue up and onto the hood. A twin nostril scoop along with hood pins hint that there is something powerful lurking below. The stipes continue on the trunk which has another Shelby badge and the rear spoiler that integrates with the fenders so nicely. Those stripes continue through the Cobra gas cap and back bumper and through the lower valence that has cutouts for the dual exhaust pipes. The car sits on special, Shelby 5-lug wheels that complete the look quite nicely.
Open the door and check out the black interior with splashes of chrome and polished metal. The door panel has a thin chrome highlight and the rocker has a polished kick protector. The black pleated bucket seats look great and are comfortable. There is a three spoke, Shelby wood grained steering wheel with a Cobra center that sits in front of the dash board which is a brushed aluminum panel with the speedo and engine gauges set into it that are all trimmed in chrome. An aftermarket head unit with CD player is off to the right and a Cobra style floor shifter for the manual transmission sits in the center console. Shelby GT 350 floor mats protect the carpeting from the sun and the sand and the convertible top looks like new with a nice boot to dress it up while it is down. The trunk includes a correct mat for a finished look as well as the spare tire which is also mounted on a Shelby wheel.
Pull those hood pins and pop the hood. The first thing you notice is how neat and clean it is with a special trim panel dressing up the look running from the cowling to the shock towers and inner fenders, as well as on the radiator and support making them look clean and tidy. Sitting in the middle of all that you will find a strong running 289 V8 that makes this car a blast to drive. Its has a chrome air topper with a 289 High Performance sticker sitting on top of an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and an Edelbrock Performer intake. Finned aluminum Cobra valve covers look great and there are new plugs, wires and cap to make sure everything gets good spark. Also adding to the fun to drive factor of this car is the 4-speed manual transmission you get to stir around as you give those 215/70R15 BFGoodrich Radial TAs a workout.
Summer is almost here. Get ready for it by coming on down to see if your stories from this year will be about your adventures in this sweet Shelby convertible.