1968 SHELBY GT350 FASTBACK - 60683 Sold* at Scottsdale 2008 - Lot #1051 1968 SHELBY GT350 FASTBACK https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/60683/60683_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1051   1968 SHELBY GT350 FASTBACK
Auction Scottsdale 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1051
Year 1968
Make SHELBY
Model GT350
Style FASTBACK
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 8T02J149259
Exterior Color GOLD
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 302
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #1051 - Immediate gratification to be garnered from this restored 1968 Shelby GT350 Hertz Fastback. She is serial #1058. Well documented in the Shelby Registry. Impeccably finished in her original colors: unusual Sunlit Gold and (original) black interior. Driving #1058 is an experience like wearing a fine vintage gold chronograph. Attention-grabbing and ultimately satisfying for her owner. Equipped as specified by the Hertz Corporation featuring all the Shelby equipment (power disc brakes, power steering, competition handling package, shoulder harnesses, integrated roll bar, deluxe interior, unique console and gages, and tilt / tilt away steering column) plus selected options of an automatic transmission, air conditioning and tinted glass. Shelby 10-spoke alloy rims and an original 1968 Ford factory AM/FM stereo were added during her restoration. Delivery to Hertz occurred through Town & Country Ford in Charlotte, North Carolina. #1058 was originally available to pre-qualified Hertz customers from the Charlotte, North Carolina Airport as part of the Hertz Sports Car Club program. This gold 1968 GT350 fastback has had resided in North Carolina and West Virginia. Her current owner purchased her due to the rarity of this beautiful Shelby, her rust-free condition and comfort oriented options. A documented restoration of more than 900 hours was completed by Shelby/Mustang specialist, Martin Euler of High Performance Investments. Martin is the same craftsman that restored the 1968 Shelby Prototype, the "Green Hornet". All components disassembled, inspected and restored/replaced to achieve an as new condition. All original body panels and fiberglass retained. All Shelby unique parts restored/retained. The engine rebuilt during restoration is date code correct. The original Ford VIN stamped block is included. Significant levels of detail invested to duplicate factory finishes and markings. Production statistics, courtesy of Marti Auto Works, related to this rare Shelby indicate #1058 is one of only 223 Hertz ordered 1968 Shelbys. Beautiful, distinctive and comfortable to drive with the windows down on a cool day or with the air conditioning running if the weather is well, a bit warmer. #1058 has approximately 68,000 original miles. Since her restoration, #1058 has consistently been a class winner at SAAC and MCA affiliated club shows. In a field of red, white and blue Shelbys, standout with this rare Sunlit Gold gem. Statistics from SAAC & Marti Auto Works: Number of 1968 Shelbys produced = 4,451. Number of 1968 GT350 produced = 1,053. Number of 1968 GT350 Fastbacks produced = 803. Number of 1968 GT350 Fastbacks produced in Sunlit Gold/Black = 178. Number of 1968 GT350 Fastbacks ordered by Hertz Corporation = 223.
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