Unrestored 1967 Shelby GT350 Found!

The seller of this Shelby GT350 doesn’t really have much to say about it. They claim that it’s very original and that it needs a full restoration, but they don’t offer any of the car’s history. It’s clearly been hiding somewhere for the past few decades, it even has what appears to be moss growing on the hood. That part makes me a bit nervous about rust, but if you are going to restore a classic car, a Shelby Mustang is the one to restore. You can get every part, including whole new bodies and every piece of trim. This one doesn’t show any serious rust issues though, so hopefully, the next owner will be able to simply repair any issues and preserve the rest of the car as is. You can find this unrestored GT350 here on Hemmings in Fairhaven, Massachusetts with an asking price of $75,000. Special thanks to Austin S for tip!

The interior is showing lots of dust and sun fade but appears to be complete. I’m not sure what’s happening with the carpet on the transmission tunnel, that’s more than just a little sun fade. While it looks like you could salvage much of the interior, to make this a nice driver, you may want to consider replacing the carpets, seat foams and anything else that’s been damaged by the elements.

According to the seller, this is the car’s original 289 V8, but they don’t provide any documentation to back that up. Hopefully, they can verify that this car is a genuine Shelby and that the engine really is original to the car. Shelby was able to massage 306 horsepower and about 330-foot-pounds of torque out of these engines. When it comes to values, having the correct engine and original performance parts is critical, so you’ll want to make sure everything is correct here before making an offer.

There’s no doubt, this is a desirable car. Even if it’s not a genuine Shelby tuned Mustang, clones are still sought after. Of course, for this one to fetch anything close to the seller’s asking price, they will need to prove that it is a real GT350. It would also be nice to have photos of the floors and trunk so that you have a better idea as to what exactly you are getting into. If it’s rusted out and the numbers all match up, this could be one heck of a find! This one will definitely require some due diligence but could be worth it in the end.

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Comments

  1. Elijah Burk

    are the wheels correct for a GT??

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    • Bill

      Probably had wheel covers

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    • Anthony Polito

      I have the correct oem wheels for that car from 1967

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      • Frra
      • Brian Styles

        How do you know what the ‘OEM wheels’ are? Without a copy of the SAI Production Order, Invoice or Window Sticker, you don’t. Just like you don’t know if a ’67 Shelby should have an AM radio or not. Here’s a topic on that: http://bit.ly/2GIIDkf

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      • Fran

        Easy. Marti. Will tell you.

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      • Brian Styles

        No Fran, a Marti Report will NOT tell you what wheels are correct for a Shelby. All ’67 Shelbys were ordered via DSO with ‘customer supplied’ wheels & tires. Marti reports are based on the Ford record. Since three (3) different wheel types were available for ’67 Shelbys, the ONLY way to know what wheels are correct for this car would be to examine the Shelby paperwork from the registrar (Production Order, Invoice or the original Window Sticker).

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      • Brian Styles

        Fran – Not sure why you think funny. Since customer supplied wheels are NOT part of the Ford Record, where do you think Kevin gets it from? Yeah, that would be from Dave (the ’67 Shelby registrar). And where do you think Dave gets it from? Usually the paperwork that I suggested purchasing, but sometimes its owner-supplied and incorrect. Let me give you another one to chew on: What does your Marti report state for the Axle ratio? “1” perhaps? That decodes to 3.00:1. How many ’67 Shelbys had that radio? The answer is none!

    • Dustin Lisner

      The listing says he’s including the original set of wheels with it.

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      • fran

        Funny my martini report says ten spokes

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      • Brian Styles

        Fran – Out of curiosity, does your “martini report” come with olives or a twist? For my reply, see above.

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      • Fran

        Oh boy, this is just a hobby for me. Sorry, maybe we will run into you at a SAAC convention.

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  2. Mike

    The car is nice to see, but restoration costs will drive it more than it would be worth. I know first hand. Surface rust all over it means thin metal. I rather have that than one that one that’s all modded with flairs and stuff, it would still need the same work!

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    • Fran

      Haha, no but my computer comes with a crazy spell check! That’s funny!

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      • Brian Styles

        It’s all good. I prefer a martini report over a Marti report any day. I typically go through a couple of them (martinis) when combing through Shelby research data every day…

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  3. Dan Reiter

    Most items appear to be correct, but I do not see the original VIN tag, and that is a critical piece of information

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    • Fran

      Yes Brian, its all good, lots of detail with Shelbys…We all love our cars. I have a few cars and I love my Shelby, had it since the early 80’s. I remember back in the day when people were “faking” them out and people got fooled….Amazing! And I don’t mean Amazon!

      • Brian Styles

        If you still have and enjoy ’67 Shelbys, you should visit our group over at http://www.1967shelbyresearch.com. A lot of information to digest — and without the drama of the SAAC forum and SAAC conventions….

  4. Poncho

    Get it running and drive it! Ok, maybe put some nicer wheels on it.

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  5. Mountainwoodie

    Must have been by the ocean or somewhere very damp. The backstory would be interesting. Why someone allowed this to deteriorate is surprising given what it is.

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  6. Gaspumpchas

    Dan said it, very few pics for a 75 large Mustang. A pic of the vin tag would say 1000 words. Underbelly also. What pics are there really get the juices flowin’. Good luck to the new owner!

    Cheers
    GPC

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  7. Suhail Khan

    This is a 100% real Shelby; the tag is in the photos in the ad in Hemmings and is being sold by one of the most well-known Shelby experts, Bret Matteson of Boston.

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  8. KevinLee

    Love that rear view! Looks like a flood car to me. I’d get the thing running and driving, and leave the exterior alone for awhile. It just looks mean in it’s crusty state!

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  9. Arthell64 Member

    I would love to restore this car. Glad to see it’s a 4 speed.

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  10. Jim Clark

    Wish there were more pics to help. A couple things that I’m not sure on. Non-Shelby steering wheel, no pic of Glovebox, vin tag and no good pic of gauge cluster. Is it lacking the correct shock tower base? Nice starter project with decent bones, but a lot of scratch asked for minimal info.

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    • King Al

      Wrong carb. Should be Holley List #3259 with LeMans (nose bowl) fuel bowls.

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      • howard fitzner

        i seen that carb was wrong to

    • CATHOUSE

      Ok Mr Clark, or any other Shelby expert, please educate me on why a photo of the glovebox is needed? Is a Shelby glovebox different than a regular Mustang one? I know that a Shelby tag is located on the top of a fender apron. Was there another one located in the glovebox?

      • Fran

        I think people were referring to how many many people would remove their glovebox door and have Shelby sign it. It’s actually rare to not have it signed. In 1986 I had the man himself sign my car in person right on the stripe! People were in shock!

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      • CATHOUSE

        Well that could be why he includes the glovebox door. I am aware that many Shelbys have his signature somewhere on the car. I too have his signature on a piece of the dash but it does not make my car a real Shelby, which it is not.

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  11. Rx7turboII

    Ad is no longer available.

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  12. Suttree

    Barrett Jackson + Crack Pipe = This overpriced car.

    You’d be underwater with this one before it’s ever loaded for transport.

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    • Brian Styles

      It’s not the crack pie — it’s the Testosterone and Booze mixed with Carbon Monoxide in the tent that gets people to overpay at the auction. – Speaking from experience….

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  13. Brian Styles

    Steel wheels could be correct, especially for a base model (G.T. 350, 4-speed, no AC, no emissions was the cheapest you could get, so would be surprised if the original owner shelled out an extra $185 for the Deluxe or Shelby wheel options. If that’s black, then it’s definitely a color-change, which is when the also incorrect LeMans stripes were added. Only 2 black cars build late enough to qualify for the ‘outboard’ high beam configuration, and neither was a G.T. 350.

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    • King Al

      Agree. Further, for those who were alive back when these were new cars, you never, never saw one with LeMans stripes. In fact, I believe the only 67 Shelby to leave Shelby American with anything other than lower side stripes was the Super Snake. So, the LeMans stripes were added later. Its probably been repainted too.

      The most unusual feature is that this may be the only Shelby on the planet that did not have the glove box door signed by Carroll.

  14. David A Hatch

    The AD on Hemmings Site has been taken down, probably because he saw Super Clean Coupes Fastbacks and Convertibles here…

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  15. PeachState Classics

    The seller is a long time owner and seller of Shelbys.
    Nothing fishy here and the price is in line for what project 67 GT350 4spd go for.

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  16. bruce baker

    The owner should trailer this baby to the Shelby shop in Las Vegas to possibly get this car certified as genuine article if true. What if it is worth more than $75,000 in this condition? Selling a clone car for 3 times as much as it’s worth or more to a bad ass dude, could be dangerous.

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    • Brian Styles

      Why would you trailer a car to Shelby in Vegas? Just put Jason Billups or Ed Meyer on a plane (or in a truck with trailer) and send them to the car to inspect. The guys in Vegas today are probably the least knowledgeable about the cars from back then.

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      • bruce baker

        “probably” So you have never been there or talk to anyone in their front office?

      • bruce baker

        So i bet your talking about the Shelby America Shop in Vegas that builds Supers Snakes out of old Mustangs? I am talking about Shelby Heritage Shop, & Museum. I saw it on Pawn Stars, & their website. Don’t even try to tell me they faked the Shelby Restoration Shop for the reality TV show.

  17. scottymac

    The ’69s were sharp, but ’67 is still my favorite.

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  18. Jackie Hollingsworth

    Very nice car to restore.I would love to have it.

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  19. Woody

    Wow Look at this,just Look at it! Great find here!

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  20. Christopher p Horning

    I think 125% of all shelby mustangs have been found now.

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  21. Danh

    Georgeous. Would snatch it up in a heartbeat if I had the cash. But, after a report from Mr. Marti!!

  22. MrShelby

    I have two Shelbys but they don’t count as being a Shelby because they are the new style.

  23. Bob McK Member

    I wonder what will happen.. will anyone pay 75 large?

  24. Fran

    It was on saac forum. Gone now. Must be gone. Remember just a few years ago that car would have been 130k and a restored one would have been 300k. They are just not worth what they were anymore. Restoring them is a lot! We are getting older and kids don’t care for them anymore.

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  25. JoeNYWF64

    I wonder how many they made with that odd red circular electrical light!! at the back of the roof scoop on each side!
    http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1701-hidden-1967-shelby-sees-the-light-of-day/
    It would be interesting getting pulled over by a cop in the wrong state, explaining that those lights are FACTORY – or going to court if you got a ticket – with factory documentation to hopefully dismiss the ticket.
    The super snake should have had THOSE!
    The cops would not like the inboard high beams either.
    Double whammy. lol

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