There’s an all-new iteration of the high-potency Shelby GT500 Mustang imminent – one with north of 700 horsepower from a supercharged version of the Mustang GT’s new dual-injected Coyote V8. As if that weren’t enough, rumor has it that the new Shelby-ified Ford pony car will even offer a dual-clutch automatic transmission for lightning-quick shifts and truly awesome performance.
But what if you prefer something a bit older – like, say, an original, 428 big-block-powered Shelby Mustang GT500 from the late ’60s? There’s good news on that front, too; as it turns out, there’s a superb example heading to auction later this month at Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast event. Better, it’s from 1967, the first year of production, putting it about as far away from the forthcoming 2019 Shelby GT500 as temporally possible.
Being an early GT500, this example features a Police Interceptor V8 displacing – as we said – 428 cubic inches, or 7.0 liters. It’s fed intake charge by a pair of 600-cfm Holley carburetors, facilitating a power rating (when new) of 355 horsepower. This example, shod in Dark Blue paint over a Parchment interior, has a beautiful professionally detailed engine bay, and its 428 big-block is backed by a three-speed automatic transmission. It’s also got progressive-rate springs, adjustable Gabriel dampers, power front disc brakes, and original 10-spoke alloy wheels.
This 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 is offered with no reserve, but considering its classic color combination, clean body, and first-year specialness, we figure it’ll command a decent price when it crosses the auction block on Saturday, June 23rd. For more photos and info, check out the detailed description on Barrett-Jackson’s own website.