For 1969 the name “Cobra” is lost and it is baptized again such as the Shelby GT350 or Shelby GT500, while receiving a Great redesign. The length was increased by 10 cm. These Decisions were made mostly by Ford.
-The Shelby GT350 now equipped a 5.7L (351 cu in) engine.
-Carrroll Shelby canceled its agreement with Ford during the Summer of 1969.
In the photos we have the
1969 Shelby GT350 Fastback, clarifying that possibly the owner add the black stripes like the 1970 Shelby. But that’s another story.
1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 cloaked in “Silver Frost” factory paint. This girl has a 306 horsepower small block 289 mated to an automatic. I would park this car in my living room and stare at it forever. :-)
For 1967, the Shelby GT350 continues with the same engine of the previous years.
Special specimens or versions were manufactured as follows: - A Shelby GT Hard Top, which would be a precursor to the Ford Mustang California Special.
- A Shelby GT500 Convertible, precursor of the 1968 exemplars.
- A Fastback was fitted with a modified 427 engine to give 650 cf and was known as the “Super Snake”. Only this prototype was produced with those specifications.
The Ford Mustang was redesigned for the 1967 model, in the case of the Shelby, it receives a longer hood that is now made of fiberglass, as well as new defenses. And although you could still see the original design of 1965, these additions gave it a much more aggressive appearance. At the freight of the hood you can distinguish vents that cool the engine. Shelby included new rear lights (transplanted from a 1967 Mercury Cougar, while the 1968 model used the
rear lights of the 1965 Ford Thunderbird), and a “Kamm”, this was a type of tail or spoiler, to improve aerodynamics.
The 4.7-liter V8 (289 cu in) had 306 cf and 329 lb ft of torque with a four-
barrels Holley carburetor. Line equipped a manual transmission of 4 speeds and optionally an automatic of 3.