Mustang AdClassic (III): Shelby hot!
Order your Mustang as hot as you like… even Shelby hot! Here’s a nice classic print ad that ran in 1967 promoting the Mustang/Shelby connection.
“The ad text pointed out that there was a GT package for every kind of Mustang, from the 289 to the 390 4V. It described the GT package as including special wide-oval tires; higher rate springs, shocks and stabilizer bar; GT stripes; four-inch fog lamps; and front power disc brakes. That much took two paragraphs and, from there on, the ad is all Shelby. It mentions both the GT 350 and the GT 500, with its Le Mans developed 428 cubic inch engine, modified front suspension and four-leaf rear springs.”
The website featuring this article made another very interesting comment:
Another interesting note about this ad is Ford’s recognition of the fact that, for the first time since Mustang was introduced, they had serious competition in the pony car market. The line of text directly above “Mustang” and the logo says, “THE ORIGINAL.”
The original indeed. Nuff said ;)