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Shelby’s 1968 Ford Mustang ‘Black Hornet’ Up For Auction

A 1968 Ford Mustang, dubbed the “Black Hornet” and right out of Carroll Shelby’s personal collection, will be for sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January 2023.

This particular classic Mustang is recognized as being part of the Shelby Worldwide Registry. Shelby himself had a hand in building this beautiful machine, which began life as a Triple Black Mustang before its conversion to the Black Hornet by Legendary G.T. Continuation Cars in the early 2000s. Shelby owned the pony car for 40 years, before and after its conversion, and specifically requested that the build be based on the 1968 “Green Hornet” builds. However, instead of dark green paint, Shelby had this Mustang painted in Raven Black to match his iconic black Stetson cowboy hat.

The 1968 Ford Mustang Black Hornet features the beefy 428 Cobra Jet V8 engine under the hood, rated at 335 horsepower, and a four-speed manual transmission to deliver power to the rear two wheels. It features a Shelby intake manifold, a Holley 700 CFM carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum heads and a Mallory ignition. Rolling on 10-spoke Shelby wheels, this vehicle features four-wheel disc brakes and power steering, along with custom bucket seats and Legendary Auto Meter gauges.

Its dash is signed by Shelby himself, and its sale includes its original California license plate, a scale die-cast of the vehicle and a previous title, which also features Shelby’s signature. Shelby turned the vehicle over to his foundation on December 29th, 2008, after decades of ownership and having put just 213 miles on the odometer in that time. Currently, the vehicle has racked up 564 miles and is still in mint condition. It was previously sold at the Mecum Auction back in January of 2020, where it fetched a cool $390,500.

We’ll have more auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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