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SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 FASTBACK 1968

General Information

Category Restored / Show
Make Shelby
Model Mustang GT500
Body Style 2-dr Fastback
Price $229,000

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs Ford 'FE-Series' Big Block
Engine Type 7.0L 428cui V8
Transmission C6 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 4.74m (15' 6")
Weight 1575kgs (3472lbs)
Fuel Capacity 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour Highland Green
Interior Colour Black
VIN 8T02S134557

Car Description

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback powered by a 7.0L 428cui V8 Ford ‘Police Interceptor’ big block engine and driven by a C6 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission.

               Beautifully Restored & Marti Verified Shelby
               Factory Highland Green Car
               Photo Documented Rotisserie Restoration
               Correct 428 PI Engine
               Correct C6 Automatic Transmission

By 1968, the Shelby GT500 was in its second year of production, and it had become increasingly evident that many consumers wanted nothing more than to slide behind the wheel of an immensely powerful street car, and Ford, as well as Carrol Shelby, were happy to oblige.

For the 1968 production year, the Shelby GT500 featured a more aggressively styled front end, and a new front hood brought the GT500’s twin air scoops further forward, toward its leading edge. Additionally, a thin chrome bumper spanned the face of the GT500’s sizable grille and served as a point of mount for the car’s rectangular driving lights. Louvered cooling vents were also added to the hood. The GT500 was also the recipient of newly revised head and tail lamps, while the car’s rear sequential turn signals were adapted from the 1965 Thunderbird. Also in the rear, a new spoiler was integrated into the GT500’s deck lid.

The early 1968 Shelby GT500 was originally fitted with its signature 428 cubic-inch Police Interceptor V8 upon its release. The powerplant was equipped with a single 715 cfm Holley R-4129 carburetor, as well as a specialty aluminum intake manifold. This engine was rated at 335 horsepower with 440 lb-ft of torque, though these figures are thought to be extremely conservative in nature. Police Interceptor equipped Shelby GT500’s were capable of posting ¼ mile times of 14.97 seconds at 99.6mph.

This ’68 Shelby is a documented rotisserie restored car and is supported by Marti verification. In 1968 only 1020 Shelby’s were built, and this is build #1004, of which only 356 had this paint/trim combination, making this a rare car indeed. Definately a car for the enthusiast or collector, all the hard work is done!!

 

Features & Options

  • 7.0L 428cui 335hp V8 Ford ‘Fe-Series Police Interceptor’ big block engine
  • C6 3-spd console-shift ‘Select-O-Matic’ automatic transmission
  • Holley 715cfm 4-barrel carburetor
  • Power steering
  • Power assisted front disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust
  • Sport deck folding rear seat
  • Tilt Away steering column
  • Floor centre console
  • Shoulder harness
  • Tinted glass
  • Twin air scoops
  • Rear spoiler
  • Driving lights
  • Tachometer & trip odometer
  • Courtesy lights
  • AM push button radio
  • 3.5:1 final drive
  • 15″ alloy wheels
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Cars for Sale

$229,000 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 FASTBACK 1968

Car Description

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback powered by a 7.0L 428cui V8 Ford ‘Police Interceptor’ big block engine and driven by a C6 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission.

               Beautifully Restored & Marti Verified Shelby
               Factory Highland Green Car
               Photo Documented Rotisserie Restoration
               Correct 428 PI Engine
               Correct C6 Automatic Transmission

By 1968, the Shelby GT500 was in its second year of production, and it had become increasingly evident that many consumers wanted nothing more than to slide behind the wheel of an immensely powerful street car, and Ford, as well as Carrol Shelby, were happy to oblige.

For the 1968 production year, the Shelby GT500 featured a more aggressively styled front end, and a new front hood brought the GT500’s twin air scoops further forward, toward its leading edge. Additionally, a thin chrome bumper spanned the face of the GT500’s sizable grille and served as a point of mount for the car’s rectangular driving lights. Louvered cooling vents were also added to the hood. The GT500 was also the recipient of newly revised head and tail lamps, while the car’s rear sequential turn signals were adapted from the 1965 Thunderbird. Also in the rear, a new spoiler was integrated into the GT500’s deck lid.

The early 1968 Shelby GT500 was originally fitted with its signature 428 cubic-inch Police Interceptor V8 upon its release. The powerplant was equipped with a single 715 cfm Holley R-4129 carburetor, as well as a specialty aluminum intake manifold. This engine was rated at 335 horsepower with 440 lb-ft of torque, though these figures are thought to be extremely conservative in nature. Police Interceptor equipped Shelby GT500’s were capable of posting ¼ mile times of 14.97 seconds at 99.6mph.

This ’68 Shelby is a documented rotisserie restored car and is supported by Marti verification. In 1968 only 1020 Shelby’s were built, and this is build #1004, of which only 356 had this paint/trim combination, making this a rare car indeed. Definately a car for the enthusiast or collector, all the hard work is done!!

 

Features & Options

  • 7.0L 428cui 335hp V8 Ford ‘Fe-Series Police Interceptor’ big block engine
  • C6 3-spd console-shift ‘Select-O-Matic’ automatic transmission
  • Holley 715cfm 4-barrel carburetor
  • Power steering
  • Power assisted front disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust
  • Sport deck folding rear seat
  • Tilt Away steering column
  • Floor centre console
  • Shoulder harness
  • Tinted glass
  • Twin air scoops
  • Rear spoiler
  • Driving lights
  • Tachometer & trip odometer
  • Courtesy lights
  • AM push button radio
  • 3.5:1 final drive
  • 15″ alloy wheels

General Information

Category: Restored / Show
Make: Shelby
Model: Mustang GT500
Body Style: 2-dr Fastback
Price: $229,000

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: Ford 'FE-Series' Big Block
Engine Type: 7.0L 428cui V8
Transmission: C6 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 4.74m (15' 6")
Weight: 1575kgs (3472lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 64 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Highland Green
Interior Colour: Black
VIN: 8T02S134557
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