Gold Standard: 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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Of all the classic Mustangs that are out there the most coveted wear the Shelby name and for many the 1967 and 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 cars are the most desirable. Clean and original version of the cars can go for well into the six-figure realm. This 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is said to be highly original.

Under the hood of the 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a monster 428 cubic-inch V8 engine that was rated for 360 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The car is more of a grand tourer and is fitted on the inside with a three-speed automatic, wood grain trim and leather interior. The car is also equipped with heavy-duty suspension for a smooth ride and to deal with all the power from that big V8 engine.

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The car is highly original and is in Sunlit gold paint with a white stripe. The wheels are the Shelby 10-spoke units you expect shod with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires all around. The leather upholstery the car is saddle brown, and the console is cobra embossed. Carroll Shelby autographed the door to the glovebox.

Extensive documentation is included with the car, including the original build sheet, factory invoice, and Shelby warranty card. A complete list of every owner from when it was new to now is included. The car will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction that is underway now. There is no indication of what the Shelby might go for, but this car is very clean and well options and will undoubtedly bring top dollar. Back in May, we saw a green 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR convertible land on eBay for sale on a Buy It Now listing for $199,000.

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Source: Automobile Magazine

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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