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I was reading my new Road and Track (May 2011) and came upon this column by Matt DeLorenzo about the new Shelby Mustang Convertible.

Apparently this 2012 is the first Shelby Mustang converible since 1970!

I have seen this guys name around R&T for a while so I know he is not new there.It is on the same page as the interview with Carroll Shelby

talking about building a new Shelby Fiesta...Did I get an April fools edition of R&T or am I just missing something?

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Yup, if he had just added the GT350 name he would have been 100% correct. But hey 1970 looks so much better in print than 2007 ;)

 

No comment on the Fiesta part except that Carroll to this day still loves his four cylinder FWD Chrysler cars. Don't think for a moment think that Carroll doesn't know other stuff besides RWD V8 platforms.

 

Steve

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But wait, wasn't there a Shelby convertible in 1967? So, the 1970 part is incorrect too.

 

 

Just one in 1967, the "prototype" 'vert for the 1968's...

 

And don't forget about the 1966 'verts made at the end of the production run...

 

Or the several "continuation" '66 convertibles made later on...

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Haha, best kept secret- the Shelby GT. I like that. Four years later, and I am still explaining to car enthusiasts what a Shelby GT is.

 

 

I can relate. Had my Deep Draw Hood installed last year and "Experts" kept telling my Body Shop guy that

my car wasn't a real Shelby. I kind of like the anonymity of our SGT's.

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Ah, so there was a 1966 Shelby convertible, but not production until 1968?

 

Haha, best kept secret- the Shelby GT. I like that. Four years later, and I am still explaining to car enthusiasts what a Shelby GT is.

 

 

There were actually six 1966 Shelby gt350 made, but for executives and a secretary. I think only one is still around...a red one, the 1967 prototype was a red one and the 2012 on TS site is red...very interesting

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Wasn't a real Shelby?! Get a freaking clue. I can't believe someone would say that. I do like the fact that there are less SGTs and GT500s though.

 

 

I took my 08 SGT to a local dealer to have it appraised for a possible trade-in and their appraiser said "it's not a real Shelby" and valued the car at a Mustang GT price...so I guess my CSM numbered dash plaque and registry certificate are fakes too...I wanted to meet this idiot in person but they wouldn't let me.

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I took my 08 SGT to a local dealer to have it appraised for a possible trade-in and their appraiser said "it's not a real Shelby" and valued the car at a Mustang GT price...so I guess my CSM numbered dash plaque and registry certificate are fakes too...I wanted to meet this idiot in person but they wouldn't let me.

 

 

I can relate to this one too.

 

My one and only local Ford Dealer knew nothing about the SGT when I was shopping around for a car.

They did have a GT500 in the showroom though. :headscratch:

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I took my 08 SGT to a local dealer to have it appraised for a possible trade-in and their appraiser said "it's not a real Shelby" and valued the car at a Mustang GT price...so I guess my CSM numbered dash plaque and registry certificate are fakes too...I wanted to meet this idiot in person but they wouldn't let me.

 

 

Don't feel bad or angry my dealer which I bought my car from said to sell my car privately he would only give me 21,000 for it. He had a white Shelby gt he couldn't sell it for long time he ended up finally selling for low 30,000.

I hate selling my car to anyone its easier to trade in no headache's I also dig your photo :wub: those muscles :lol:

 

Anthony

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