The ’67 Shelby Project


In the Fall of 2011 Butler Ford partnered with Shawn Adams, professional videographer and die-hard Ford Mustang fan, to turn Shawn’s 1967 Mustang Convertible into a Shelby Mustang. Only one true Shelby Mustang convertible was ever made… Shawn and the guys in the Butler Body Shop (Guy, George, Thad and Rob) aim to recreate it.

Shawn & Rosco

December 2012
IT’S DONE, IT’S DONE, IT’S DONE!!  As of today, Wednesday, December 19, 2012, when Shawn put the final touch – the rear Shelby emblem – on the car, we can finally say the project is complete.  WOOHOO!!  The Shelby’s now on display in the Butler Ford showroom.  Shawn’s chomping at the bit to take it out on the road… but is willing to wait for the rain and snow to clear up.  Stay tuned for a professional photo shoot and documentary video.  Until then, here are some pics for your enjoyment.
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Mid November 2012
The engine’s in and running!  It’s been a year since we heard that sound!  To hear it run visit!/photo.php?v=552728918086291&set=vb.268884083137444&type=3&theater.

Early November 2012


September 2012

August 2012
Jack gets in on the action, showing off the tail light panel before it gets installed.


June/July 2012
More primer…then, finally, paint! Three layers of color and two clear top coats (check out that sliver of original paint peeking through). She’s gonna be purty!





What Shawn’s Driving While He Waits
He’s a Mustang fan through and through…

June 2012
Primer! Woohoooooo!!!




May 2012
Cleaning and painting the engine (a stock 289 Engine with Cobra Valve Covers and Edelbrock Performer 289 Intake and 4bl Carburetor).




Winter 2011 – 2012
Fitting fiberglass and making sure all the pieces are flush. It’s taking shape!






Parts prep and reassembly – Winter 2011
Shawn and Guy get to work molding, shaping and installing the new Shelby parts.



These are just a few of ’em. From the top left: the new motor, Shelby Grille with inboard lights, decals, seat covers, the Shelby Cobra emblem, ragtop with bifold glass window, shelby hood, seatbelt stew, and another shot of the motor.



Dismantling Begins – September 2011


Diamond in the Rough – Fall 2011
Shawn’s stock ’67 Mustang in the final days before the transformation began.




Cool Shelby Stuff


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