The Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500 was one of those cars built when gas was cheap, federal regulations were not in place, and you can literally buy these gas-guzzlers and cars with stomach-churning horsepower straight from the showroom floor.
The '67 GT5000 came with options like factory air and power steering, a wood-rim Shelby wheel, and 132 max speed. The brakes were power-assisted as well as the steering which made the once rough-riding older Shelby easier to drive. The interior was offered in black and parchment colors with Stewart-Warner oil, amp gauges, and a tachometer coming as standard.
This car is not a genuine Shelby GT500 but a movie creation made specially for the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. But hey! They cost a cool $149,000 just for the basic model.
1967 Shelby GT500 Specs
Production 2,048 (1967)
A silver Shelby
Transmission Four-speed manual or three-speed automatic.
The 1967 redesign made for a heavier Mustang, along with a longer, fiberglass hood, and new front and rear facias. You can still see the design of the original 1965 version, but these styling upgrades gave the car a more aggressive appearance and achieve Carroll Shelby's goal of differentiating his car from the Mustang on which it was based.
The separate high-beam headlamps in the grille added more character, while a thin, chrome front bumper sat below a mesh grille with the classic "Shelby G.T.350" logo in place (except for the very early cars).
The small hood scoop was there to deliver fresh air to the engine. Shelby also included new, horizontal taillights (sourced from a '67 Cougar in 1967 and a '65 Thunderbird in 1968) and an integrated Kamm-type rear spoiler.
Functional rear brake-cooling scoops adorned the rear quarter panels. Ten-spoke, fifteen-inch, cast-aluminum rims were the wheel choice with Good year white-lettered radials.
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