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1968 Shelby GT-350

This 1968 Shelby GT 350 #2682, is owned by Mike Johnson who submitted the photos above and the details that follow.  The 1968 GT 350 was delivered to Marshall Motor Company in Mayfield Heights, Ohio on March 19, 1968, and sold on March 27, 1968, to a man in Michigan.  Her sticker price was $4614.66.  She came with the following equipment listed on the window sticker:
 

bullet Power Disc Brakes
bullet Power Steering
bullet Shoulder Harness
bullet Fold Down Rear Seat
bullet Radio-AM Push Button
bullet Select-O-Matic Transmission (C-4)
bullet Tilt-Pop Steering Wheel

A few years later, the car acquired Air Conditioning (factory dealer installed) as it moved to Arizona with a new owner.  The engine is a "J" code 302 C.I., with a 4 bbl. Holley double pumper, with C80E heads at 10.5 to 1 compression, good for 250 HP @ 5000 rpm and 330 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm.  Factory specs show a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds and a 1/4 mile of 14.9 sec. @ 94 mph.  This car still has the original numbers matching heads and block.  There were 803 GT350 fastbacks produced in 1968, 180 of them had candy apple red exteriors, black interiors, and an automatic.

This car currently has been partially restored (new paint job in original color and an engine overhaul with some other parts replaced, always with NOS parts), but the interior (except carpet) is original.  It has 46,000 actual miles and has been through at least 6 owners.  The car has the following modifications from stock:

bullet TCP coil over Bilstein front suspension with new control arms upper and lower. 
bullet TCP power rack and pinion steering with a KRC power steering pump. 
bullet 12" Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 wheels.
bullet Edelbrock 454 wheels replacing the original steel wheels with hubcaps.
bullet Eaton 5 leaf rear springs have replaced the Eaton 4 leaf units to stiffen the rear suspension.

All these modifications were done to improve the steering, handling, and braking of the car, but it also lightened the car by 150 lbs.  This car is driven to car shows and around town regularly, and usually places first or second in all car shows entered.  She is not a perfect concourse car, but is a blast to drive and much better than when she was new.

I wish to thank Mike for sharing the photos and details about his 1968 Shelby GT350.

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