Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – A beauty fit for a museum
One of the 2,048 fastbacks made for the 1967 model year, this Shelby GT500 was shipped new to Republic Ford Sales in Houston, Texas. The vehicle received renovations in the middle of the 1980s and was purchased by the present owner in 2015 and then displayed in a museum.
One of the 2,048 fastbacks made for the 1967 model year, this Shelby GT500 was shipped new to Republic Ford Sales in Houston, Texas. The vehicle has a Lime Gold exterior over a black vinyl interior and is powered by a 427ci medium-rise V8 that is coupled to a four-speed manual transmission. Three-point front seatbelts, 15″ Mag Star alloy wheels, power-assisted steering, front disc brakes, a limited-slip differential, a fold-down back seat, and an AM radio are all included in the equipment. The vehicle received renovations in the middle of the 1980s; it was purchased by the present owner in 2015 and then displayed in a museum. The alternator was rebuilt during a recent service, which also included an oil change and a compression test.
For the 1967 model year, Shelby American launched the GT500 model to its lineup. The expanded nose cap, extended hood, ducktail rear spoiler, taillight panel, trunk lid, and fender extensions, as well as the air scoops on the sail and quarter panels, were all made of fiberglass.
The vehicle was supposedly restored in the middle of the 1980s. In the factory Lime Gold, work included sheet metal repair and repainting. White center and rocker stripes, high lights located in the middle, hood pins, an antenna mounted on the fender, and dual exhaust outlets emerging through the rear valance are among the features included.
A Shelby horn button, a speedometer with a top speed of 140 mph, and a tachometer with a redline of 6000 rpm are all mounted on the wood-rimmed steering wheel. Under the push-button AM radio are installed Stewart-Warner gauges showing oil pressure and amperage. The odometer has five digits and reads 46k miles; the actual mileage is unknown.
According to reports, the 427ci medium-rise V8 was installed in the 1970s and was dismantled, calibrated, blueprinted, and rebuilt by Cocoa, Florida-based Harris Performance in the middle of the 1980s. The equipment includes Flowmaster mufflers, Doug’s tubular-style headers, and finned Le Mans valve covers.. The Rebuilder of Kent, Washington replaced the alternator in January 2022, and in preparation for the sale, an oil change and compression test were done.