For Sale: 1968 Shelby GT500 in Sanford, Florida

Vehicle Description

The Shelby GT500 model was introduced in 1967, and the “King of the Road” suffix was added when the platform’s final variant was unveiled in April 1968 with power from a 428ci Cobra Jet. Exterior design elements include a fiberglass hood with a functional ram-air scoop, as well as a rear spoiler, sequential taillights, grille-mounted Lucas foglights, and air scoops on the sail panels and rear fenders. This example was repainted in its factory shade of Acapulco Blue (D) during a refurbishment carried out in the mid-2000s by Trueperformance of Plain City, Ohio. GT500 models utilized an upgraded suspension system with heavy-duty coil springs and an anti-roll bar up front, in addition to heavy-duty leaf springs out back. The shock absorbers were also uprated compared to a standard Mustang, and power-assisted braking is handled by discs up front and drums out back. Inside, the Interior Décor Group adds Comfortweave inserts on the black vinyl seats and simulated wood-grain appliques on the dash, center and overhead consoles, and door panels. Special Shelby touches include a Cobra steering wheel hub, a Cobra Jet dash badge, and a blue and white striped shift knob. Additional equipment includes a sport deck rear seat, a tilt-away steering column, and an AM radio. A roll bar with inertia-reel seatbelts was standard in Shelby cars. Under-dash courtesy lights and illumination in the glovebox, trunk, and engine compartment were added as part of the Visibility Group, along with a glovebox lock. The 428ci Cobra Jet V8 was rebuilt in 2016 with a new camshaft, lifters, valve springs, main and rod bearings, and piston rings. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Toploader four-speed manual transmission and a 3.501 Traction-Lok differential. Additional work included replacing the power steering pump, control valve assembly, and lines, and performing an engine oil change.

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Shelby GT500
  • Listing ID: CC-1430376
  • Price: $80,000
  • Location:Sanford, Florida
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:GT500
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:77000
  • Stock Number:101455
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
1357 INC
4150 St. Johhs Parkway, Ste. 1006
Sandford, FL 32771

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