1968 Ford Mustang Shelby G.T. 350
When people speak of icons in the high-performance world, few stand out more than the 1968 Shelby Mustang, either G.T. 350 or G.T. 500. In 1967, when the Mustang grew a little bigger for the 1967-1968 model year, Shelby decided to step up the styling with more custom bodywork than the '66, creating his own front end with a longer hood with a functional scoop, center-mounted high beams in a new mesh grille, and Cougar/Thunderbird taillights.
Those changes made the car a distinctive product of Carroll Shelby and looked fantastic, really separating it from more pedestrian Mustangs, and Ford engineers improved on the design for 1968, reworking the hood scoop, relocating the high beams closer to the standard headlights (for better cooling), and slightly re-doing the taillights. The G.T. 350 also got the Mustang's production 302 (previous years were 289ci). Production for the 1968 Shelbys also relocated from Shelby's Los Angeles facility to A.O. Smith's facility in Ionia, MI.