Coming off of back-to-backs wins against Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966
and 1967, Ford took the reigns from Carroll Shelby in 1968 and
manufactured the Shelby GT500 in-house. Production was moved from
California to Metuchen, NJ. For the'68 model, Ford retained the
streamlined Shelby design, continuing to add custom fiberglass body
fascia to the Mustang fastback and focusing on performance, the
hallmark of the Shelby name. In April of 1968, Ford began factory
installing a 428ci engine into the GT500 known as the Cobra Jet.
Therefore, the Cobra Jet '68 Shelby became known as the GT500KR, KR
representing "King of the Road". Rated at 335hp by the factory, it
was quickly determined that this horsepower was greatly underrated
This 1968 Shelby GT500KR fastback has been restored to factory
specifications. Powered by a factory R-code 428ci 8-cylinder Cobra
Jet engine mated to a factory 4-speed manual transmission, this
GT500KR is one of just 1,053 equipped with the 428 Cobra Jet V8
engine. This fastback is equipped with a 3.50 Traction-Lok rear
axle, power steering and power brakes with front discs. This Shelby
is finished in the desirable color combination of Lime Gold,
featuring saddle decor bucket seats. Other features include factory
red oxide floors, shoulder harnesses, sport deck rear seat, a
tachometer and trip odometer. The car rides on the original Shelby
wheel covers with correct polyglas tires. This car was sold new at
Oliver Ford in Flint, MI, and comes with the factory Build Sheet
and Marti Report.
Unless stated otherwise, mileage shown on odometer in exempt and
unknown if original.
1968 Shelby GT500
Location:Vero Beach, Florida
Exterior Color:Lime Gold
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