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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2018, 03:27:50 PM »
Federico,

Thanks for the translation.

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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2018, 08:00:25 PM »
Federico,

Thanks for the translation.

Youre welcome!!!!! I will upload more pictures in a couple of minutes...

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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2018, 08:16:29 PM »
So a little more background on Mr. Helmut Wunderlich's purchase, all straight from the 2nd owner:

He walked in the dealeship asking for a mustang that no one else had, thats when they sold him the mustang with the SHELBY conversion, he kept the car for a long time and drove it from mexico city to veracruz, because it was faster for him to take the car directly to work, than to fly over there... and thats about it guys... more pictures:

BTW a 69 surfaced for sale on "mercado libre" (latin americas version of ebay) a couple of weeks or months ago, the seller was asking the equivalent of $40k usd and had a very hard selling the car wich had very little to no paperwork and missingo most of its original shelby mex parts .







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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2018, 08:19:05 PM »
Federico, tremendo hierro !
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2018, 08:19:52 PM »
There asking $68k usd for this one, claiming they have the original invoice....

https://auto.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-605423716-unico-ford-mustang-shelby-mex-_JM


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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2018, 11:33:37 PM »
Federico,

Thank you for the translations on the two documents, all the photos, and the added owner information on this car no 273. 

A fiberglass hood is mentioned on the parts list, but nothing about a fiberglass nose. Can you ask the owner if the Shelby hood and Mustang nose on the car are original to it? It’s possible that change was made to the ’68 models (similar to the direction taken on the ’69 models).

I’m hoping you have a front view for us to see the “long range headlights” (grille fog lights).

I still believe the silver side stripes, hood and trunk paint were owner added. The parts list notes GT350 stripes, so I’m thinking it should have the typical rocker side stripes applied, especially because both the ’67’s and the ‘69’s had them. Maybe you could ask about them and if any of those side emblems were added too.

Thanks for all your help,
Rich
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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2018, 01:39:56 AM »
Not that I have any proof, but those rear bumper guards remind me of the generic aftermarket type seen on some taxicabs of that era.
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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2018, 10:37:44 AM »
Thanks for that addition pictures and the link.

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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2018, 11:41:40 AM »
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2018, 01:28:31 PM »
Dammm it sold....

I requested better pics of the front end, he will send them today...


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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2018, 01:39:46 PM »
Richstang:

Hood and frond end pieces are original to the car, thats how it rolled out from the dealership
He says the side strip has been that way for a long time, from when he bought it. Id say 50/50 toss, they might have changed them at one point of the cars life, or it just may have come out the dealer that way...
The emblems are original to the car, the invoice states 5 emblems, 1 on the dash the other 4 on the sides.

Hes getting me a better picture of the frond end.

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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2018, 01:52:42 PM »


It has a Torino GT emblem and the fog lights are "Carello" made in italy....

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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #72 on: April 11, 2018, 01:56:40 PM »
Richstang:

Hood and frond end pieces are original to the car, thats how it rolled out from the dealership
He says the side strip has been that way for a long time, from when he bought it. Id say 50/50 toss, they might have changed them at one point of the cars life, or it just may have come out the dealer that way...
The emblems are original to the car, the invoice states 5 emblems, 1 on the dash the other 4 on the sides.

Hes getting me a better picture of the frond end.

You posted that the Side Stripes were Painted on from Factory.......

Fiberglass trunk lid with spoiler
Fiberglass hood
Hood locks
Long range headlights (im guessing these are the goofy looking foglights)
GT grill emblem
Rear stop lights
Fuel cap
Side scoops
Ail filter chrome cobra
Cobra valve covers
Shelby wood shift knob
Shelby steering wheel
Emblmes GT 2 rear, 2 side , 1 interior
GT350 side stripes painted installed on new car

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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #73 on: April 11, 2018, 11:21:27 PM »
Dammm it sold....

I requested better pics of the front end, he will send them today...



Federico,
Thanks for getting this front view photo and asking if the hood and the nose were original to the car. That hood is very unique and not what I expected. It seems they created the look of a '67 Shelby hood, but used the stock vents of the 68 Mustang hood for the scoop openings. It almost looks like the overall hood scoop might be a bit wider too. I'm curious what the underside looks like. The Torino GT emblem in the grille could be a later add-on, but it is from a '68 model.

Did the owner mention when he bought the car? I ask because it was probably repainted with those silver stripes in the mid-80's or later. I can't recall silver ever being used for stripes in the 60's or 70's. I think it was Dodge that first started using them on the K-car Shelby's in the mid-'80's, then on the Vipers in the 90's. "tesgt350" reminds us that the invoice lists "painted GT350" stripes. I do think that means the typical rocker side stripes. I feel it's more like a 90/10 split that the silver Cal Spec stripes were added, not factory, but that is my guess.

Thank you so much for all your effort to get us this info and these photos.

EDIT; I also think the silver paint on the hood and trunk lid, along with the rear lip on the trunk lid were added. It's another reason why I don't think the California Special style side stripes were originally applied. I am not knocking the car at all. It's the only one we've seen other than the vintage B&W picture posted. We're lucky to have you share this car with us.
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Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2018, 10:13:32 AM »
Overall a very nice looking car.