Beyond their superior power and handling over the Mustangs on which they were based, Shelby’s GT coupes and convertibles always had a decided advantage in the looks department, especially the 1967 version. Its aggressive front end treatment extended the hood and nose for an extremely aggressive appearance that was furthered by body side scoops and an upswept tail spoiler.
The 1967 Shelby GT500 on offer here embodies that entire attitude in all its freshly restored glory. Its highly desirable Dark Moss Green paint with White striping and Black Décor interior make for a show-stopping combination.
Powered by the Shelby-modified 428 CI Police Interceptor V-8 engine, which was fitted with dual 600 CFM Holley 4-barrel carburetors on an aluminum intake manifold and given a factory rating of 355 HP, it will surely set you back in your seat. A Ford toploader 4-speed transmission and Traction-Lok differential complete the car’s burly drivetrain. Other heavy duty mechanical features abound in the Shelby GT500, including power steering and front disc brakes and Competition Handling Package with Gabriel heavy duty adjustable shock absorbers. Like all 1967 Shelbys it uses the Deluxe Mustang interior with the addition of a roll bar with inertia reel harnesses, wood-rimmed steering wheel, 140 MPH speedometer and 8,000 RPM tach, Stewart Warner auxiliary gauges and fold down rear seat. Inboard fog lights, functional side scoops to cool the brakes, and a fiberglass louvered hood are rare details on this professionally restored GT500.
The restoration of this Shelby has produced an honest-to-goodness object d’art with exquisite detailing and exceptional correctness, all of it accounted for in an accompanying Marti Report and its listing in the Shelby Registry.