As we now all know thanks to 'Ford Vs. Ferrari' the movie, Ford's partnership with Carroll Shelby started with Henry Ford II wanting to build a Ford that would beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Enter WWII flight instructor turned chicken farmer turned race car driver turned builder of legendary automobiles, Carroll Shelby, and the rest is history.
With their partnership Carroll Shelby developed what are some of Ford's most iconic, valuable and highly collectible muscle cars. From the first AC Ace into which Shelby planted a small block Ford V8 and later the enormous 427 cubic inch FE side oilers, the Le Mans multi winning GT40s through to the widely acclaimed Shelby Mustangs, of which the '67 series was so influential that design elements of this model year feature strongly in today's modern Shelby GT500s.
“Seven liters! Four hundred and twenty-eight cubic inches in a Mustang!” reported Car and Driver Magazine in February, 1967. Yes, the GT500 was fitted with the new ‘Cobra Le Mans’ 7.0 litre Police Interceptor big block V8, gulping fuel through dual 600cfm Holley four-barrel carburettors to produce a conservatively rated 355hp and a cataclysmic 570Nm of torque to its rear wheels.
This is without doubt one of the ultimate 60’s Ford muscle cars, and highly coveted and revered by collectors world-wide!
Shelby build number 2871 is finished in the desirable Acapulco Blue Metallic with white Le Mans stripes and black trim. This numbers matching 1967 Shelby Ford Mustang GT 500 is fitted with the original 428 dual-quad motor with correct block casting, topped with the correct ‘BJ' & ‘BK' carbs, the original four-speed Top Loader manual transmission, along with original and correct features and options including power steering, power brakes, Deluxe Aluminium 10-Spoke Wheels, Shoulder Harness, Sport Deck Rear Seat, Stewart-Warner gauges, comfort weave bucket seats, wood-trimmed steering wheel, functional factory roll bar and fibreglass bonnet and boot.
The car has been signed by Carroll Shelby on the Glove box and comes with a Marti report, an original Shelby GT 500 Owner’s manual, 93,171 genuine miles from new, full ownership history, 2 sets of original keys, import paperwork and a detailed record of the mechanical work completed by the last owner.
This GT500 started life in San Jose, California leaving the factory in August of 1967, one of just 2048 built for that year. It underwent a comprehensive restoration in the United States prior to being imported to Sydney, Australia in April 2012. Since it’s arrival it has been cared for by two meticulous owners with its last owner performing a full mechanical overhaul completed by marque specialists over the course of four years finishing in 2018.
Listed in the Shelby Register, this turn-key '67 GT500 is ready for its next driver. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to acquire a world class, blue chip, rare and iconic American muscle car.
Located in our Kingsgrove, Sydney Showroom for your inspection. And if you are unable to travel due to Covid restrictions, AMCS will gladly arrange a video inspection/road test of the car using WhatsApp, and of course there is no issue with door to door freight delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. (Ref. 5531)
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