1968 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500 Fastback Signed by Carroll Shelby in 2003
Used 1968 Ford Mustang 39,830 miles
La Grange, IL
1968 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500 Fastback Signed by Carroll Shelby in 2003. Original 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback Signed by Carroll Shelby in 2003. As impressive as it was 50 yrs ago. Produced by Shelby and Ford from 1967-70, the GT500 quickly elbowed its way into the top tier of American muscle cars. What made a GT500 so special? When released, it was the ultimate performance Mustang. A customer could walk into any Ford dealer in 1967 and get a big-block V8 in a Mustang, but Ford only offered the relatively mild 390ci version, rated at 320 horsepower. To make the GT500, Shelby American installed a 428 Police Interceptor V8, fed by a pair of 600 cfm Holley carburetors on an aluminum medium-riser intake manifold, and rated at 355 horsepower. Later versions from 1968-70 pre-owned the 428 Cobra Jet V8, arguably Ford’s most successful engine of the original muscle car era. And while the Mustang GT’s styling was on the subtle side, the GT500 was anything but. The GT500 had a unique nose, hood, trunk lid, spoiler and side scoops, all made from fiberglass. The high-beam headlights were mounted in the center of the grille, at least initially. In the rear, Mercury Cougar sequential taillights replaced the stock Mustang units. These styling upgrades transformed the GT500 into the kind of car that could never pass unnoticed. Shelby marketed them as “The Road Cars.” Very low 39,830 original miles. Wimbledon White with Black interior. This car comes from the personal collection of my father. This is not a replica. Inheritance from my father, who owned it this stunning original vehicle a lot of time. Carroll Shelby signed the passenger side sun visor in 2003. It had a full “no expense spared” rotisserie restoration (with 38,000 mis on the odometer). The quality of the restoration is 2nd to none, using all Ford/Shelby parts. Without a doubt in the top five percent of Shelby GT500’s concerning quality and options. I have meticulously maintained her for the past few years. Always garaged. Everything works exactly as it should. Runs perfectly. The paint and interior are virtually perfect. New Goodyear tires were put on when I acquired it. Originally Sunlit Gold paint, it was refinished in official Shelby Wimbledon White during the rotisserie restoration. Less than 1900 mis driven since it was restored in 2003. During restoration the front exhaust pipes were replaced. Comes with these original/extra exhaust pipes. Rare automatic transmission. Has AC, blows cold. 1 of only 615 Shelby GT500 Fastbacks produced with an Automatic Transmission in 1968. 428-4 VOLT PI V-8 Engine, C6 Automatic Transmission, Powered steering, Am-fm radio, ten Spoke Shelby Wheels, Deluxe Interior, 9” Positron Rear End with 3:25 Gears, Tach/Gauges, Bucket Seats with console, Factory Roll Bar with Harness Seat Belts, Ac – Blows Cold. Also includes: Custom car cover. Original/extra exhaust pipes. Original rear view mirror.
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AM/FM Stereo Radio, Air Conditioning, Power Steering
October 13 2018 on USClassifieds4all