Thursday, April 19, 2018

1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

In 1967, Shelby was squeezing the C6ME ‘Police Interceptor’ 428 into the mustang which created the GT500. It included a host of upgrades including Holley BJ/BK carburetors, manifolds, RUGS-1 transmission, 3.50 Traction-Lok rear end, braking system with KH calipers and drums, a louvered hood, inboard driving lights, and optional 10-spoke wheels with Goodyear tires. Power was 355 bhp @ 5400 rpm.
The GTs lost their Cobra tag for 1969 and were marketed simply as Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500. Carroll Shelby terminated his agreement with Ford in the summer of 1969.
For 1967, the GT350 carried a "Ford Cobra" V8 (FE Series 428 engine with two 600 CFM Holly four-barrel carburetors sitting atop a mid-rise Aluminum intake manifold.
2,048 examples of the GT500 Fastback were produced in 1967. Haggerty suggests $247,000 for a concours example.