This 1969 Shelby GT350 is an unrestored survivor and has been with the second owner since 1984. They have listed it here on Denver’s Craigslist, with an asking price of $63,900. Price’s for later GT350s have plummeted in the past few years, which leaves us wondering if it’s really worth this kind of money. Does the original condition and Shelby name really add up to this kind of money?
By the time this Shelby was built, Ford had taken over complete production of the Shelby Mustangs and Carroll Shelby had very little involvement with its design. The car grew both in size and weight considerably, losing much of its bit. Instead of using the highly tuned 289 V8 found in earlier cars, Ford switched over to a stock 351 cui V8, which was rate at 290 hp. The most drastic modification made to the engine was the aluminum intake and Cobra valve covers, which help make this engine look more aggressive. We aren’t sure if the Ferrari sticker will help with performance, but it’s worth a laugh or two.
This interior looks great and the seller claims it’s still the original interior. The interior used in the GT350 was the Deluxe interior from the production Mustang, but with Shelby badges. The four speed manual was standard equipment, as was the 8000 rpm tach and 140 mph speedo. The seller claims this car has only seen 54,000 miles, which we are inclined to believe given the shape of the car inside and out.
With prices for early GT350s easily exceeding $150,000, this car seems like an affordable alternative. It’s a great looking car, but wasn’t the point of the Shelby cars to be a car that could tear up the streets during the week and then win at the track on the weekend? We have no doubt it’s a fun car to drive, but do you think it’s really worth this kind of money?