1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Car for sale by Crevier Classic Cars in Costa Mesa, California 92626
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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Crevier Classic Cars is offering a 1967 Shelby GT500. Complete Elite Marti Report.
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1967 Shelby was owned by Drew Alcazar of Russo and Steele Auction. Drew indicated that of all the number matching 1967 Shelby’s he has owned, this particular one was the best running he has owned. He later sold the car to Anthony Noble of Texas in 2008. Drew was quoted that since selling the car he fantasized about someday getting her back.
The restoration was overseen by Steve Sanderson Shelby expert in Texas for Anthony Noble’s car collection. The car was then entered into several shows by Mr. Noble and won. The car was then displayed at the Midlife Muscle Car Museum until 2015. In 20015, the car came to Dallas where it went into Mr. Noble’s climate-controlled private car collection. In June of 2016, it was sold at the Newport Beach Russo and Steele Auction to current owner. He has kept it ever since in his climate controlled garage in Newport Beach to this day.
As indicated the car was originally an automatic and was converted to a four speed by a Ford Dealer in the early 70s with a factory correct transmission. Of the only 338 Wimbledon white cars built, this is an early car that has the hood clips attached to the grill (later attached to the chassis) and inboard headlights (later moved outboard due to regulations and better airflow).
Finished in Wimbledon White over black interior, this 1967 Shelby GT500 is rare through bred as car number 1867 of only 2,048 examples produced. As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the ionic Shelby GT500, we’re reminded that 1967 was a big year for Ford’s Mustang and in turn for the Shelby lineup. The first ever body change to the Mustang meant a more aggressive appearance, its first real competitor- the Camaro and Firebird were coming out and the larger front end could now accommodate a big-block Ford motor. Shelby introduced the GT500 with a 428 Police Interceptor motor making the GT500 ready to take on the competition. The 1967 Shelby GT500 is so influential that design elements of the 1967 model were used in today’s Shelby GT500s.
This example in particular is very well equipped with its original 428 dual-quad motor with correct block casting, topped with the correct ‘BJ’ & ‘BK’ carbs, upgraded with a period correct Toploader four-speed manual transmission, along with original and correct features and options including power steering, power brakes, Stewart-warner gauges, comfort weave bucket seats, factory 5-spoke Kelsey-Hayes wheels, wood-trimmed steering wheel, and functional factory roll bar finished in its original color of Wimbledon white with blue stripes. This GT500 was purchased in 2008 for the Noble Muscle Car collection and displayed till 2015 in the Midlife Auto Muscle Car museum. In 2015, the car came to Dallas, where Mr. Noble occasionally drove the car. The car has been stored in a climate-controlled garage since arriving in Dallas.
Ford and Carroll Shelby already had a hit on their hands with the track-oriented GT350, and in 1967 they introduced a big-block variant of their potent Mustang collaboration—the GT500.
That same year, production of the specialty Mustangs moved from Shelby American's California facility to Ionia, Michigan, where Ford could exercise more control, and where the cars would be built alongside "regular" Mustangs. Shelby thus had little to do with the development and production of the GT500.
No matter, because despite comfort and convenience amenities Ford deemed necessary, the cars were serious performers. Powering the GT500 was a 428-cid "Police Interceptor" V-8. The engine appeared in other, larger Fords of the day, but with twin Holley four-barrel carburetors, it produced 360 hp. The fastback coupes were available with either four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmissions.
Outside, the GT500 featured a fiberglass nose and tail section, functional hood scoops, and four side air scoops. Inside, the GT500 featured trim borrowed from the Mustang GT, and included amenities like air conditioning, power steering, and a functional rear seat. Buyers responded, and the GT500 far outsold its small-block GT350 sibling.
For 1968, Ford replaced the previous 428 with the Cobra Jet 428, which featured larger valve heads, an intake manifold borrowed from the race-ready 427, and ram air induction, all aimed at pushing horsepower toward 400. It powered the new GT500 KR (King of the Road), which was the fastest, most luxurious Mustang to date. A convertible version joined the ranks, as did a conventional coupe. All cars featured a padded rollbar, as well as interior upgrades such as woodgrain trim and unique gauges.
Ford restyled the Mustang for 1969, and the GT500 along with it. Fastbacks were now dubbed SportsRoof models, and hoods contained a trio of NACA ducts and two rear-racing scoops. This was effectively the end of the GT500, thought several 1969 models went unsold and were carried over and sold as 1970 models, with updated VINs for the model year.
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