Carroll Shelby founded Shelby American in 1959 after his victory at the Le Mans 24h, and was best known for his Cobras with Ford engines. He also became manager of the GT40, and won Ford several titles at Le Mans, making him close to their hearts. The GT40 was not his only success at Ford, as he converted their pony cars into purebred racing horses and competed with Corvette in the SCCA racing program. Soon the ‘Mustang Shelby’ gained an overwhelming reputation, and a production model was launched in 1965: the GT350 was finally born. And as if the GT350 wasn't monstrous enough, the GT500 followed in 1967, which was powered by a very strong Interceptor 428 engine. In addition to its gigantic power, the Mustang Shelby GT500 also offered more luxury and finish than the GT350. Under the hood of the Shelby is a 355 hp, roaring V8 engine with dual four-barrel carburettors. In addition, it was fitted with: independent front suspension with dissimilar wishbones, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, hydraulic disc brakes at the front and drum at the rear. This rubber-eating monster still represents the ‘American muscle car’ to this day.
This offered original red and white copy from 1968 is in excellent condition, both inside and outside as well as above and below. This GT500 was equipped with the select-shift automatic transmission that emphasises luxury, but the sporty aspect is certainly not missing here. In addition, there is a brand-new white convertible top, including invoice, included with this car. Finally, this car was signed on the dashboard by Mr. Shelby himself.
This beautiful Mustang Shelby GT500 is now for sale at Rock N Roll Classics.