MODEL GT 500 Fastback
COLOUR Candyapple Red with Saddle Decor Bucket Seats and Interior
YEAR 1968 / F
DESCRIPTION This 1968 Shelby GT 500 is presented in the rare combination of Candyapple Red with Saddle Interior with there having been fewer that 8% of 1968 Shelby’s being configured in the same combination.
One of only 1,044 GT 500 Fastbacks produced, this car being produced on the 22nd of December 1967, four days a head of schedule. Serial Number 8TO2S130908-00833
This matching numbers example comes with all of its original invoices, order sheets and a Marti report. Finally, it is a GT 500 after all – 428 cubic inches of Big Block Ford in a killer, race breed package.
The detail of this car is show quality throughout, from the S H E L B Y block letters in the hood and deck to the polished stainless steel rocker and windscreen moulding. Speaking of windshield, it is a correct Carlite “Sun visor” piece with markings in the centre.
The bumpers are fresh chrome and the Grille surround is perfect. The hood pins are correct and the argent silver tail panel is as new. The trick sequential taillights are fully functioning as well.
Power comes from the highly detailed S-Code 428 Cubic inch V8 motor, which is painted in the correct shade of Ford Blue and topped by a single 4 barrel carburetor. These cars were factory rated at 355 BHP, but everyone pretty much acknowledges that the motors crank out more than that. The original thermactor emissions control system is in tact and fully functional, the hose and clamps are correct.
Behind the engine there is a double numbers matching C-6 Automatic Transmission that has also been rebuilt and reinstalled to the highly detailed chassis.
The rest of the chassis is exceptional – if anything, the restorer was too careful with the workmanship, as it is so well presented.
The documentation that accompanies this 1968 Shelby GT500 is substantial, which has to be rare in itself.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT Factory Roll Bar andSeat Belts, Power Disc Brakes, Centre Console with Oil Pressure and Amp Gauge, Tinted Glass,
OPTIONAL EXTRAS Extra Cooling Package, Visibility Group, Wheel Lip Mouldings, Sport Deck Rear Seat, Power Steering, Tilt-away Steering Column, AM Radio, Interior Decor Group, Tachometer and Trip Odometer.
TRANSMISSION C-6 Automatic Transmission