Presented is the Iconic Shelby GT500 which underwent a two year nut
and bolt restoration that was completed in early 2017 before being
sent to Canepa for the finer details and final mechanical
The photo of the Marti Report indicates that of the 1,020 Fastback
that were built for 1968, only 138 were finished in Candy Apple Red
and that this particular one was 1 of 7 Ford Factory Cars.
The extensive photo book documents the restoration including the
metal repair and body work. This GT500 was built April of 1968 and
photos document the engine casting date of January 26th, 1968 which
is consistent and indicates an original engine as VIN numbers were
not stamped on the blocks until 1969.
The original intake manifold is included with the car, but was
upgraded on the car with a Dual Quad Set-up.
The documented work is lengthy and detailed and available upon
An unquestionable collector grade Shelby that can be driven and
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About the Shelby GT500:
The Shelby Mustang is a high-performance variant of the Ford
Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1967, and
from 1968 to 1970 by Ford.
The 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 was the first model built in the Shelby
G.T. 500 range. It is based on the 1967 Mustang and is equipped
with a FE 428 cu in (7.0 L) Police-Interceptor V8 engine topped
with an aluminum mid-rise intake and 2X4-barrel 600 CFM Holley
carburetors producing 355 bhp (360 PS; 265 kW) at 5,400 rpm and 420
lb�ft (569 N�m) at 3200 rpm of torque.24 #fn24
Documented plans to introduce a convertible mid-production year
were shelved due to supply, production and financial problems that
happened as soon as the first cars started to arrive at Shelby's
Los Angeles facility in September. By October 1966, Ford took
control over engineering and purchasing.16 #fn16 A.O. Smith was
tapped to fix the fiberglass fitment and quality problems. Six
months later, in May 1967, the decision was made to terminate the
California-based Shelby operation. On August 18, 1967, a small
staff, along with the remaining engineering cars, was sent to
Ionia. The small staff of the newly formed Shelby Automotive, Inc.
had substantially less involvement after this time.
The fastback coupes were available with either four-speed manual or
three-speed automatic transmissions.
Outside, the GT500 featured a fiberglass nose and tail section,
functional hood scoops, and four side air scoops. Inside, the GT500
featured trim borrowed from the Mustang GT, and included amenities
like air conditioning, power steering, and a functional rear seat.
Buyers responded, and the GT500 far outsold its small-block GT350
For 1968, Ford replaced the previous 428 with the Cobra Jet 428,
which featured larger valve heads, an intake manifold borrowed from
the race-ready 427, and ram air induction, all aimed at pushing
horsepower toward 400. All cars featured a padded rollbar, as well
as interior upgrades such as woodgrain trim and unique gauges.
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