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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 14th – 18th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Almost immediately, Carroll Shelby’s original GT350 conferred an unbeatable performance image on Ford’s trendsetting sporty Mustang and utterly dominated the opposition on the track, particularly archrival Chevrolet’s Corvette, going on the win the SCCA B-Production championship for 1965, 1966, and 1967. With the arrival of the second-generation Mustang for 1967, its body shell was designed to accommodate Ford’s larger FE-Series 390 cubic inch big-block engine. Since Ford’s higher-displacement “Police Interceptor” 428 was based on the same basic cylinder block as the 390, Shelby dropped it into the popular ponycar’s engine bay to create the GT500. Conservatively rated at 360 horsepower, actual output of the big 428 was closer to 400 ponies with 420 ft-lbs of sheer pavement-melting torque!
The GT500 looked the part, too, with stylistic enhancements led by Ford’s Chuck McHose in close collaboration with Shelby American. A special front end with unique forward-opening twin hood scoops and a pair of big European-style driving lights mounted in the radiator grille gave the Shelby Mustangs an unforgettable face. In the back, rear-quarter scoops, lower functional brake-cooling scoops, a neat rear spoiler, and sequential turn signals lifted from the new-for-1967 Mercury Cougar gave the car an even more powerful presence. The interior featured Mustang GT-level appointments plus a 140-mph speedometer and a roll bar with inertia-reel shoulder harnesses completing the competition flavor of the car.
One of only 2,048 Shelby GT500s built for 1967, this outstanding first-year example was ordered from Jim Aikey Ford Inc. in Des Plaines, IL, on October 2, 1967, the basic car was built at Ford’s San Jose, California plant on June, 7, that year, twelve days behind schedule prior to shipment to Shelby American for completion as a GT500. In addition to the powerful dual four-barrel 428 Police Interceptor engine, the Shelby was originally equipped with a three-speed automatic transmission and finished in Brittany Blue. Optional features included the Extra Cooling Package, Courtesy Light Group, Fold-down rear seat, Power steering, Power front disc brakes, Interior Décor Group, and a Tachometer and Trip Odometer. The GT500 received a documented rotisserie restoration under its prior long-term owner of 12 years. A restoration CD and Elite Marti Report accompany the sale of the car. Mechanically excellent to match its presentation, this GT500 is an excellent and highly collectible first-year GT500 and one of the final Mustangs directly produced by Shelby American.
Titled as a 1967 Ford Coupe.