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.