LMC is proud to offer this stunning Shelby GT500 for sale
In 1967 Ford unveiled the first redesign to their Mustang. In response to the release of Chevrolet Camaro, Ford ensured they could now fit a big block engine into their Pony car. Shelby quickly jumped at this opportunity and found a way to offer the 428 cu in Police Interceptor engine in a car he would market as the GT500. The summer of 1967 would see an important decision come down from Ford and change Shelby production considerably. For 1968 Models the production was moved from Shelby American’s Los Angeles facility to Michigan to be closer to the important Ford supplier base. This makes the 1967 run of cars special as they were an end of an era and marked the point of increased Ford control in the operations of Shelby American.
This beautiful 1967 Shelby GT500 rolled out of Shelby’s LAX assembly plant April 27th of 1967 and was shipped out to a Ford high performance dealer in Roanoke Virginia June 9, 1967 to be sold new. Delivered from the factory in the extremely desirable and sought after classic Wimbledon White exterior, with black deluxe interior, just as it is presented today. This big block Shelby also featured the desirable factory inboard mounted headlights. The prerequisite 428 PI engine has the appropriate Dual Quad carbs under its oval air breather. and Top Loader 4 speed transmission. Just as was the case with all Shelbys, this car came very nicely equipped with power steering, power brakes, fold down rear seat along with the other Shelby upgrades such as wood rimmed steering wheel, additional gauges mounted below the dash and roll bar with shoulder harnesses. Tinted glass and lower rear brake scoops complete what is a nicely equipped GT500.
Unlock the hood pins and gently lift the lightweight fiberglass hood to reveal the menacing 428 ci with dual Holley 600s, this is an engine factory rated at 355 HP and 420 Lb/ft of torque. Shelby folklore states that in reality the engine produced closer to 400 HP, but because of higher insurance premiums they chose to sandbag the figure. This is a very tidy well detailed engine bay containing all of the correct markings and labels that one would have expected to see when the car was new in 1967. All the rubber hoses, linkages and hardware are fresh and correct. The familiar blue Ford big block is bright, highly detailed and topped with the famous finned valve covers that conjure up images of Ford’s international racing success in the period. The underside and chassis of this GT500 live up to expectations as under close inspection you can see the factory primer drips hanging off the floor pans. The four speed transmission is stamped with its ford Vin number and it helps transmit the 420 foot pounds torque down to the pavement.
Moving inside, the drivers surroundings might be Spartan, but the many go fast and performance features of Shelby interiors are an absolute joy to take in. Step across the door threshold with its pretty Shelby American sill trim and plant yourself in the purposeful black vinyl bucket. In front of you is the gorgeous small diameter Shelby wood wheel with aluminum spokes, behind you, the famous half cage that mounted the advanced shoulder belt system, looking much more race car than street car. Below the tastefully factory stitched black dash pad Mr Shelby himself has autographed the glove box lid. Behind the Hurst shifter the factory shelby gauges are present and contains helpful Stewart Warner oil pressure and ammeter gauges. A bright black carpet, clear gauges, shiney switchgear and a tight headliner round out the pleasing competition oriented interior. Of course this very rare and desirable Shelby is fully documented with a complete Marti Report and it is registered with the Shelby American Automobile Club and listed on page 1019 and 838 of the current 1967 Shelby registry and complete with copy of Shelby American dealer invoice.
These cars offered stellar performance in period and at over $4000 they weren’t selling to just anyone. As the color offerings increased, Wimbledon White became a rare order. Couple that with final year in California production status and this GT500 ends up being extremely desirable and collectible piece of Shelby history.