1968 Shelby GT 500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    50 457 km / 31 353 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    355 BHP / 360 PS / 265 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

After winning Le Mans 24h in 1959, Caroll Shelby established Shelby American and became well known for his Cobra’s equipped with Ford engines. As well he became manager of the GT40 project and delivered Ford multiple victories at Le Mans 24h. Therefore Carroll had a privileged position at Ford an transformed their pony-cars into purebred race horses to compete with Corvette in the SCCA-racing programme. Soon the ‘Mustang Shelby’ was a big succes and a production model followed in 1965. The Shelby GT350 was born! As the GT350 wasn’t monstrous enough, a GT500 followed in 1967, equipped with the cast-iron Interceptor 428-engine. Besides the gigantic power, this Shelby offered more luxury and refining than the GT350. Under the hood lays a 335hp roaring V8 with dual four barrel carburetors. On top of that this car was equipped: Ford Toploader four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length control arms, coil springs, and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and front disc and rear drum hydraulic brakes. This rubber-burning monster represents to the present day the ‘American muscle car’.

This offered original red-white GT500 from 1968 finds itself in excellent condition, both above and below as inside and outside. This example is equipped with the selected-shift automatic transmission that emphasizes the luxury, but the sporty aspect is certainly not missing either. With this car comes a brand new, invoice icluded, white convertible top. On top of that this car was signed by mr. Shelby himself at the dashboard.
This astonishing Musyang Shelby GT500 is now aviable at Rock N’ Roll Classics!