It seems that everything Carroll Shelby touched in the 60s eventually turned to gold. As of right now, a properly restored, documented 1967 Shelby GT500 is a $200,000 car and most of those cars only see the pavement when they're pulled into and out of an enclosed trailer. Here at RK Motors Charlotte we certainly understand the importance of investment grade muscle cars, but we also enjoy providing you with cars that can be driven and enjoyed as they were meant to be. This knock- out 1967 Shelby GT500 tribute features many ORIGINAL '67 GT500 parts and is as close as you can get to one of those documented $200K cars for a third of the price.
The Shelby GT500 was the pinnacle of Ford performance in 1967 and remains the pinnacle of Ford collectability today. This 1967 Mustang retains all of its original sheet metal and was recently restored from a 289 4-speed car into a GT500 thoroughbred. The Candy Apple Red paint has been finished to show quality standards and the white stripes along the top of the car and call outs along the rockers have been properly painted instead of decaled. Up front, the already aggressive '67 Mustang grille is augmented by a hood that has been extended 4 inches and outer grille mounted high-beam headlights that are trimmed in chrome. Recessed into the round fenders behind those high beam headlights is an identical set of low beam headlights with identical chrome trim. On the passenger's side of the grille a pristine Shelby GT500 grille emblem that features Carroll Shelby's iconic snake logo aligns perfectly with the white strips on the hood and lower valence. Below the grille, a thin, flat chrome bumper lightens the appearance of the car and emphasizes the gaping grille. Follow the stripes from the lower valence to the hood and find a correct hood scoop between correct louvered heat extractors and '67 GT500 exclusive chrome hood pins. On the profile of the car, the central body lines serve as a front fender ridges and flow through the doors to the rear fenders for a classic coke bottle shape. In front of the rear wheels, Shelby scoops sit inside the obligatory Mustang side sculpting that runs forward to intersect the headlight buckets. Above the white GT 500 stripe on the rockers, two more pristine Shelby GT500 snake emblems sit just before the doors. New glass all around is flanked by excellent stainless trim that shines as well as the correct chrome driver's side mirror, a passenger's fender mounted antenna, chrome drip rails and chrome door handles. Behind the side windows, functional Shelby designed scoops are bolted to the sides of the car in typical race car fashion. The rear of the car features another Shelby GT500 emblem on the driver's side of the GT500 exclusive decklid spoiler and an original '67 GT500 C7 gas cap. The rear valence includes familiar trapezoidal GT500 tail lights above another thin chrome bumper, chrome trimmed reverse lights and correct stainless exhaust tips. If you can look at this car and not feel your heart stirring, then something's wrong. It's one of the few cars that combines everything great aspect of the muscle car era into one package.
Built by the guys at Shelby American in Los Angeles, the 1967 GT500 was easily the fastest, nastiest and most expensive snake you could buy. Regular 1967 Mustangs could get a 320-bhp 390 V8 which stepped above the Shelby GT350's 305hp 289 V8. Naturally, Shelby felt the need to create a new top of the line car but knew that Fords 428 Cobra Jet wouldn't be ready until 1968. As a result, they reworked Fords 428 Police Interceptor engine and installed it under the hood of the '67 GT500. The Police Interceptor was typically reserved for bigger Fords, where it made 345 horsepower. Shelby added the cast-aluminum medium-rise intake manifold from Ford's 427, a pair of Holley four-barrel carburetors, and other upgrades for a very conservative rating of 355 horsepower. However, most experts agree that the engine probably put out close to 420 horsepower and as much as 450 pounds of torque, and many enthusiasts believe it was actually a stronger motor than the Cobra Jet that would eventually replace it. Fully rebuilt and detailed for top-level shows, the C6ME 428 Police Interceptor in this GT500 is completely correct and features dual 4 barrel carburetors with a correct linkage that were original equipment on a '67 GT500 (Part numbers C3AF-9510-BJ and C3AF-9510-BK respectively). Under those carburetors, an original '67 GT500 2x4 intake manifold (part number C7X-9425) feeds Cobra Jet heads with solid lifers. Correct, finned Cobra valve covers and a correct, finned Cobra air filter combine with correct Ford Blue paint on the block to provide a completely authentic look. Exacting details like the coil, Autolite plug wires, correct hoses, correct clamps and a reproduction Autolite battery to precisely recreate the factory-fresh engine accessories. You'll even find a correct bag for the windshield washer fluid and new decals that have been installed to replicate the originals. The car starts instantly and drives beautifully with an endless flow of big block torque that is accompanied by a basso profundo of the correct dual exhaust.
Underneath, this GT500 you'll find a chassis that is as well detailed and correct as its big block engine. The transmission is a correct big spline 4-speed top loader which drives an indestructible Ford 9-inch rear which features a correct traction lok 3.50 gear set. The rebuilt suspension carries correct power front disc and rear drum brakes along with correct power steering, correct red Koni shocks, subframe connectors and original tie downs from a '67 GT500. The dual exhaust is a concourse correct 1967 GT500 system that includes an H-pipe and sounds excellent rolling out of correct stainless tips. The floors have been painted satin black to match the suspension and look to be in excellent shape with no undercoating to hide flaws and no rust. At the corners of the car, correct 15 inch chrome Kelsey Hayse wheels with correct Shelby center caps and correct peaked lug nuts look fantastic and wear modern 235/60 BF Goodrich radials.
Inside the cockpit you'll find a correct black bucket seat interior that is brand new, courtesy of the RK Motors Charlotte trim shop. Shelby focused most of their energy on the performance and appearance areas of the car, leaving the already excellent Mustang interior virtually intact. The first thing you notice is the correct wood steering wheel with correct horn button, which is an excellent piece that really sets things off. Behind the steering wheel, the awesome silver and black dash houses a correct 140mph speedometer, a correct 8,000 rpm tachometer, a correct center clock and features a great looking Shelby GT500 emblem. At the center of the dash, a correct AM radio sits above an original Stewart-Warner under dash gauge panel that is complete with an oil pressure gauge and an amps gauge. To the left of those gauges you'll find correct foot pedals and in front of those gauges a slick floor mounted Hurst shifter springs up from new carpet. Original seat belts from a '67 GT500 hang from an original '67 GT500 roll bar and lend a great feeling of authenticity to the car. Above you, a new headliner is clean and tight and below you reproduction floor mats protect the carpet. The door panels are all new with working courtesy lights that are clear of defects. And behind the cockpit, you'll find a properly restored trunk with a new trunk mat.
Documentation with this car includes some restoration photos and specs sheets listing all of the original and correct parts.
Shelby Mustang values are as blue chip as they come, with high international demand and no sign of devaluation. If previous trends are any indication, Shelby GT500s will only continue to inch their way up the value scale as they become more exclusive and more collectible. This means you will see fewer and fewer of these cars on the road and at cruise events. This authentically restored 1967 Shelby GT500 tribute has a nice selection of original GT500 parts and can be driven with abandon, and more importantly without fear of destroying the value of your 401K. Call today!
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