You're looking at a real-deal, full matching and fully restored
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. These coupes have the rare
distinction of being the first year for the big block, and the last
year to be built in California. This one is a well-known vehicle
that you can view as car #2802 in the Shelby Registry.
Carroll Shelby turned a handful of Mustang fastbacks into a something that was distinctly all his own. There's just no mistaking the Shelby look. The custom fiberglass hood; the functional side scoops; the molded rear deck lid; and the sequential taillights - it all makes an impressive statement. We have the receipts to show that in 2009 this car went through an $85,000+ restoration to make sure this one stayed at the top of its game. Nothing is out of place, the Lime Gold paint is pristine, and the panel gaps are concours-worthy. It's even wearing the expensive, and correct, Goodyear Speedway small letter tires. Remember, 1967 was the last year these 1st generation Mustangs were transformed at the Shelby's own California factory, after that these were coming out of Michigan. So this car really does have an unbeatable race-inspired pedigree.
The black bucket seat interior is clean and pristine, including the seat covers, door panels, and dash pad. Basically this one feels factory correct right down to the floormats. It wouldn't feel like a proper first-year GT500 without features like the woodgrained three-spoke steering wheel, roll bar, full harnesses, and full gauge cluster, including the oil pressure and alternator readouts below the AM radio. Check out the included Marti report, everything is as it should be right down to the folding rear seat.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see. This is Ford's big 428 cubic-inch V8 borrowed from the Police Interceptor package. This is believed to be the original motor from Shelby, and it still carries all the great Cobra pieces on the fined air cleaner and valve covers. This engine has not been overly dressed like some chrome king GT500s out there, instead this is dressed to impress with its originality. This level of factory spec also means this motor is carrying the correct aluminum intake manifold topped with dual inline Holley 600 CFM four-barrel carburetors. 355 horsepower? Yeah, we all knew that factory rating was a joke. The GT500 was a great car on the road thanks to a beefed up version of the Mustang's GT package, but that's just the tip of the iceberg for this car. It might be concours-worthy, but you don't have to be afraid to drive it anywhere because it's very easy to maneuver with power steering, front disc brakes, and the factory-optioned C6 three-speed automatic transmission.
This is the ultimate snake-bitten Mustang, and it has all the right history, documentation, and presentation to be an award-winner. Too bad you, you may just be too busy enjoying this collectable to attend the shows. Own a piece of Shelby history... Call today!!