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Highly Original 1967 Shelby GT500 Was Celebrity Owned

Finding a 1967 Shelby GT500 in any condition is a big find for any classic car or Mustang fan. Finding one that is in a highly original condition that is a survivor with a celebrity owner in its history is something else altogether. That is exactly what this 1967 Shelby GT500 is. The car was originally ordered on April 26th, 1967 at Stockton Quincy Ford in California.

The car was delivered on September 14th, 1967, and sold to RJM Leasing for actor Howard Duff and was owned and driven by him for 28 years. The car was driven often to Warner Bros. studios and was used as the original test car for the iconic 1968 Steve McQueen film “Bullitt,” but the 1967 GT500 was so expensive in its era, the studio deemed it too costly.

After the death of Howard Duff, the car was sold to SAAC rep Bob Johnson and remains in mostly original condition to this day. The car has its original engine complete with the original emissions system, carbs, and accessories. The car has a close-ratio Toploader transmission, 10 spoke wheels including a 10 spoke spare. The original paint was restored previously.

Inside the GT500 has rare original roll bar seatbelts, wood rim steering wheel, fold-down seat, 3.50 posi 9-inch rear, original Carlite glass, and deluxe interior. The GT500 comes with all original paperwork, including the order delete sheet, warranty card, title, California black plates, and invoices Howard Duff kept for things like wiper blades and a Marti report.

The only unoriginal part is said to be the exhaust system. As you can imagine, a 1967 GT500 in this condition with a confirmed celebrity pedigree is going to bring significant money; the seller is asking $180,000. Check out this 1967 GT500 that was a nut and bolt restoration.

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Source: Classic Cars

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

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