Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No. 00160:
1968 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500
This Mustang has found a new home!
However, we'd be happy to locate another one just for you.
By 1968, Carroll Shelby, maker of the 1967-1968 Shelby GT-350 and GT-500, had won the Manufacturers Championship and had overseen the Ford GT effort, culminating with wins at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. He had also seen many close friends lose their lives on the race track. Meanwhile, competition had grown and new racing technology made it impossible for most specialists to grasp the many new principles and apply them successfully. Racing, Shelby said, wasn't fun anymore. It was business, and building one's own cars had lost much of its original attraction. Ford and the A.O. Smith Company facility in Livonia, Michigan now had control of the production of the Shelby Mustang as it rolled into 1968.
This GT500 was originally delivered to renowned Authorized Shelby Dealership: Bill Watkins Ford of Scottsdale Arizona.
1968 Shelby GT500 Build Sheet
- Exterior: Acapulco Blue Metallic, Factory Tinted Glass, Lucas Driving Lights, Hood Pins , Pop Top Gas Cap, Sequential Taillights, Dual Exhaust w/Chrome Extensions, GT 500 Badging and Body Side Stripes, 10 Spoke Shelby Wheels w/BF Goodrich P225/60R15 front and rear, Wheel Lip Moldings, and MUCH, MUCH more.
- Interior: Black Knitted Decor Bucket Seats, Sport Deck Folding Rear Seat, Tilt-Away Steering Column, Philco 5 Push Button AM Radio, Interior Decor Group, 140 MPH Speedometer w/Odometer, 8000 RPM Tachometer, Center Console with Oil and AMP Gauges, Electric Clock, Roll bar.
- Engine/Drivetrain: 428 Cubic Inch Police Interceptor Engine, 9” Rear w/3.00 Gears, Cobra Finned Air Cleaner and Valve Covers, Four Barrel Carburetor, FOMOCO Belts and Hoses, Extra Cooling Package, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Top loader 4 Speed Manual Transmission, This Shelby is detailed top and bottom!
This beautiful, 1 of 90 produced, Shelby GT500 classic is equipped with all of the desired options, comes fully documented with a Marti Report has been well taken care of over the past 42 years. You will "buy well" with this timeless classic that experts agree will continue its appreciation in desirability and value!
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