1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
- One of 11 'engineering' company cars from 1967
- Assigned to Don Cunningham of Shelby America prior to 1st registration
- Rare manual gearbox and narrow headlight example with original wheels
- Accompanied by Marti report
- Fast and fun
- Excellent history
Shelby launched the GT500 in 1967 off the back of the very successful GT350, which had been in production since 1965. The GT350’s Ford 289ci (4.7ltr) engine was replaced with the huge 428ci (7.0ltr) Cobra Jet V8, fitted with dual 4 barrel Holleys and they were available with either an automatic or a manual transmission. A number of parts were exchanged with fibreglass alternatives to lower the weight, including the bonnet and boot-lid.
The Shelby GT500 we offer here is chassis 0425, a 1967 car in its original colours of Dark Moss Green and Pale Parchment interior. Completed on the 20th of January 1967, it was assigned, along with 10 other cars, as an ‘Engineering’ car (company car and test vehicle) to Don Cunningham of Shelby America who used the car until the 25th of August when it was dispatched to Johnny Bolton Ford Inc. to be sold.
The Marti report accompanying the car shows that it was very well equipped and included the follow features:
· Deluxe wheels (Kelsey-Hayes Mag Star) – these original wheels remain with the car although they are not currently fitted.
· Shoulder harness
· Extra cooling package
· Closed crankcase emission system
· Exhaust emission control
· Courtesy light group
· Sport deck rear seat (folds flat like a parcel shelf)
· Power disc brakes
· Power steering
· Interior decor group
· Heavy duty battery
· Tachometer and trip odometer
0425 is in wonderful condition having had a full mechanical and body restoration in Arizona (1985) and it has clearly been very well looked after and serviced. It retains many of its correct original parts such as the original fiberglass bonnet and boot that often get damaged, the early design close together headlights that were later changed to the outside of the grill and original wheels. It also has the desirable manual gearbox and the displayed mileage of 52,000 is believed to be correct.
The car was exported to the UK in 1990 since when some £10,000 has been spent on the car.
The car has a good history file that contains a copy of the SAAC Registry Report and Shelby American Inc Company Cars production details, a Marti report, current MOT certificate and a V5C registration document.
This fabulous example of the ultimate muscle car is available for immediate inspection.