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From Colorado Snow to the Autobahn, She's Driven Her Shelby G.T.500 All Over Since 1968

Posted May 06, 2020 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto Ford mustang shelby

Those of us who call ourselves car guys and gals would consider Susan Stanley a very lucky person. She is the original owner of a 1968 Shelby G.T. 500 convertible. Equipped with power steering, power front disc brakes, automatic transmission, and tilt-away steering wheel, the Highland Green car is number 1,747 of 4,450 Shelbys built in 1968. A total of 1,542, including Susan's, were equipped with the big-block Police Interceptor 428-cu.in. V-8. It's also one of just 402 convertibles built for the model year. The sticker price new was $4,920.

The Marti Report confirms that it was built at Ford's Metuchen, New Jersey, plant on February 7, 1968, and delivered to King Ford in Anniston, Alabama. Susan's late husband, William Stanley Jr., used his re-enlistment bonus to purchase the car "off the lot" when he was stationed at nearby Fort McClellan, while home from a year's tour of Vietnam. That car accompanied the Bill and Susan across the world, and Susan has been keeping it up since Bill's death in 1997.

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Re: From Colorado Snow to the Autobahn, She's Driven Her Shelby G.T.500 All Over Since 1968

05/06/2020 5:32 PM

Good for her. Awesome story.

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