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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1970 Shelby GT350 SportsRoof

Carroll’s leftovers make for a nice swan song


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1970 Shelby GT350 SportsRoof. It is powered by a 351ci “Windsor” V8 backed by an FMX three-speed automatic transmission. Features include NACA air induction system, bucket seats, Sport Deck folding rear seat, driving lights, Traction-Lok differential and blue reflective side stripes. Finished in Wimbledon White over a black vinyl interior, this garage-kept GT350 comes from the selling dealer with Marti Report documentation, build sheet, original paperwork, service records, owner’s manual and a clear title.

The exterior of this Shelby GT350 is finished in Wimbledon White. Features include blue reflective side stripes, black front spoiler, driving lights, color-keyed racing mirrors with manual driver-side remote, and cast aluminum exhaust tips. The hood features a NACA air induction system, twist-lock hood pins and black stripes, the latter something that distinguishes it from 1969s.

A set of 15-inch five-spoke Shelby mag-type wheels is wrapped in 245/60/R15 Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires.

The black vinyl interior features front bucket seats with red accents; the Sport Deck rear seats fold to create more utility. Features include power steering and brakes, center console with automatic transmission shifter, woodgrain accents including three-spoke woodgrain Rim Blow steering wheel, and Clarion AM/FM/cassette stereo.

The instrument panel includes a 140-mph speedometer, 8,000-rpm tachometer and gauges for the fuel level and temperature. The odometer reads 41,989 miles, which the selling dealer reports to be accurate. Aftermarket readouts for the oil pressure and alternator are mounted on the console.

The reportedly original 290-horsepower 351ci V8 is backed by an FMX SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission. Engine bay features include black cast aluminum valve covers and chrome export brace.

This Shelby was factory-equipped with an independent front suspension and a solid rear-drive axle with Traction-Lok differential housing 3.25 gears. Braking is provided by power front discs and rear drums.

The above Marti Report shows the information from the data plate and includes the list of options from the original build.

The auction for this 1970 Shelby GT350 SportsRoof ends on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 12:15 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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