Toy Wonders Home Page

1967 Shelby Mustang GT-350
Some history & technical specifications

The 1968 Shelby GT 350 was a continuation of the '67 Shelby model. Shipped from Ford's assembly plant in Metuchen, New Jersey, as Mustang GT's with heavy duty suspensions, only slight suspension changes were made. Basically, the buyers in '67 demonstrated with their pocketbooks they wanted fewer all out performance options and more luxury features. 
The suspension changes were special Shelby only coil and leaf springs that became more stiff under stress, yet under normal driving yielded a better ride. The front sway (stabilizer) bar was thicker (.94") than the GT Mustang and adjustable, Gabriel shock absorbers replaced the GT shocks.
The primary difference, other than the cosmetics, between the '67 GT 350's and the '68 GT 350's was the engine. Ford discontinued the hi-po 289 after '67 and introduced the 302.  Gone was Ford's infamous High Performance 289. The stock 302 engine was rated at 250 HP. Shelby replaced the stock cast iron intake manifold with an aluminum, Cobra hi-rise with a Holley 4 barrel carb setting on top. The very early cars carried the stock cast iron because the factory couldn't get an ok on the emission tests using the aluminum hi-rise and Holley carb. A unique option offered for the small block version was a Paxton supercharger which increased the horsepower by 40% to about 335 horse. Big block horsepower from a small block Ford. For a few dollars more though, the buyer could get a GT 500, so very few superchargers were actually installed. The factory offered performance and dress up parts like headers, Koni shocks and shift knobs. Ram air was standard on the GT 500KR, an option on the GT 350. The ram air option was a bonnet that ducted air through the front hood air scoops directly to the air cleaner and carb. It fit under the hood with a cut out for the air cleaner. 

excerpt from
1968 Shelby Cobra The GT 350 by Dennis Begley

General Information
Price: $3,995 (1967)
Curb Weight: 2723 lbs
Layout: Front-Engine/RWD
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Type: V8
Displacement: 4727 cc
Horsepower: 306 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 329 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Redline: 6500 rpm
0-60 mph: 7.1 sec
0-100 mph: 19.0 sec
Quarter Mile: 15.3 sec @ 91 mph
Top Speed: 129 mph


View list of all Ford diecast

Toy Wonders link to 1/24 scale vehicles

Toy Wonders link to 1/18 scale vehicles

Toy Wonders diecast directory


Toy Wonders is a Business to Business (B2B) toy and diecast model car wholesale distributor.
This site is intended for use for toy & diecast model car wholesale distributors, retail stores, and non-profit organizations.

$200.00 minimum order per shipping location. Federal Tax ID or State Resale Tax ID required.
1998 - 2006 © Toy Wonders, Inc. All rights reserved. All visual and textual content on this site including all names, images, trademarks and logos are protected under
trademark and copyrights rights owned by Toy Wonders, its licensors, licensees, owners or affiliates. Site contains digitally embedded watermarks; Digimarc® Corporation