1966 Shelby GT350 Convertible – 6 Made
A large number of muscle car enthusiasts will tell you that the first model year for the Shelby Mustang convertibles was 1968. Yet this is only partially true. In 1968, Shelby offered convertible versions for sale to the general public as a regular production option. The first convertibles built by Carroll himself left the factory in 1966 as a secret project (via Motor Trend).
At the end of the 1966 model year, Shelby produced a limited and secret run of six GT350 convertibles. The car legend gave them to his family members and friends. This was kind of a commemorative edition to celebrate the success of the GT350. It was also a prototype for the potential production of convertibles. Each car received full options like A/C and a roll bar. Each vehicle was painted in a different color with signature white racing stripes.