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Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback on Sale at Scottsdale Auction

Original color, original engine, original four-speed Borg-Warner manual transmission. This is what one lucky buyer will get on January 17, at the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction in Arizona, nicely wrapped in, on and around a 1968 Shelby GT350 Fastback body and soul.
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For a price that can be anywhere between $80,000 and $110,000, anyone passionate enough can get their hands on the car being sold at the event. The car is one of 1,053 Shelby GT350s produced in 1968, and one of only 48 to be using an Acapulco Blue exterior - Saddle livery interior combo.

Having been produced at the Metuchen plant in April 1968, the car features a modified version of Ford's 4.7-liter small-block V8 engine that develops 306 hp at 6,000 rpm. As said, the engine is paired with the original four-speed gearbox.

Under the shiny blue of the car lies the Saddle-colored interior with bucket seats. The GT350 sells complete with extra cooling package, visibility group, sports deck rear seats, power steering, power front disc brakes, tilt away steering column, AM radio, interior décor group, heavy duty battery, and front and rear bumper guards.

The car looks and feels almost new because it has been restored over the years, says Bonhams,

This Shelby model is not one you get to see on the road all that often. It was born out of the mind of Carroll Shelby, a racer by trade and a tuner by heart, who found the segment-creator Mustang to be able to do more than what Ford had in mind for it.

As soon as the Mustangs hit the streets, Shelby took it upon himself to modify the car starting with 1965. He became so good at it that soon enough Ford decided to officially sanction and sell Shelbys through selected Ford dealerships. 

The GT350 line is the first Mustang to have been tweaked by the world famous tuner.

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