MAXmotive is proud to present this highly original 1968 Shelby
GT500-KR in our Pittsburgh showroom. The 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500KR
was a mid-year introduction, based on the 1968 Shelby GT500. Ford
added 'Cobra' to the Shelby's moniker to help usher in the
beginning of a new performance era at the company. The Cobra name
referred to the new 428 Cobra Jet V-8 that was planted under the
KR's custom fiberglass hood. It was the engine that would once
again vault the Mustang to the head of the pack. These R-code
Mustangs featured front Super Cobra Jet Engines, disc brakes and
that functional ram-air scoop. Shelby's Mustang offered many
improvements for a customer demanding a 'King of the Road' Cobra. A
redesigned front end, hood and rear end, with 1967 Cougar tail
lights. Interior appointments were very similar to the deluxe
interiors delivered by Ford. Shelby only installed a functional
roll bar and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. Ford conservatively
rated the 428 CJ at 335-horsepower, but in reality it made more
than 400-horsepower and 440 pounds-feet of torque. In 1968, Shelby
produced a total of 4,450 automobiles. Shelbys used seven standard
production colors, but a small number of 1968 Shelbys were also
produced in very special colors. This particular Shelby is one of
only 87 fastbacks produced in Yellow. This example is believed to
have only 74,087 miles. See detailed photos at maxmotive.com.
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and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our
collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We
recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in
person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase.
Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by
the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles,
it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each
vehicle?s condition within the limited space available. Thus,
pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The
information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of
our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not
warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It
is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to
determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.
1968 Shelby Mustang
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