1967 Shelby GT500 4 Speed
1967 Shelby GT500 4 Speed Inboard Headlights.
This unique semi-survivor, Low mileage & original 1967 Shelby GT500 4 Speed in the desirable Brittany blue metallic factory color, and equipped with many options.
Brittany blue metallic is just one of the best colors on these cars, as it makes the car's lines and shapes stand out more than on any other color. This combined with its Shelby GT500 side stripes and added Racing stripes just make it a very good-looking car and for sure one of the best designed muscle cars of its time.
In 1967 the all new Shelby GT500 was the first and ever Shelby model that received the famous FE 428 Big block engine as not even Ford installed these in their Mustangs yet (not until 1968). Carroll Shelby tuned the engine with some special components like a special intake with 2x4 bbl Holley carbs and a special air intake, and tweaked the engine to higher power outputs. The nickname for this 67' motor was the "Police interceptor"seeing it was very fast and strong. Carroll also changed many other components of the car and gave it its own special appearance. The complete car was build and developed with performance in mind just like it's predecessors the famous 65' and '66 GT350 cars and his Cobra's.
With its special nose pieces and trim, the lightweight hood and trunk lid, the roll cage and 4 point seatbelts, the rear brake air vents ( early models only), special Shelby steering wheel, upgraded suspension and handling packages and more, the 1967 Shelby GT500 and also the small block GT350 were unique cars that were ready to be used for the track and on the streets and the all really carried Caroll's race pedigree, and they looked very promising to be used as race thorough breads as well. Sadly Ford pulled the plug on the race budgets for 1967 and Shelby alone couldn't finance it on his own. A story most of the Shelby fans all know to well.
Later on in 1967 it was therefor also decided that Shelby cars should no longer be produced at Carroll's own facility, but all production was moved to Ford. Therefor, the 67'models are the last true Shelby developed and built cars. As from 1968 and on, all Shelby models were produced in Ford's own facilities, making the earlier models amongst the most desirable and valuable cars around. They are really special and were the last Shelby's that still carried the racing background and pedigree.
The 65-1967 Shelby's were all build for those who wanted and could afford a performance car that they could drive on the track on Sunday, and take to work on Monday something really rare back in the days. And that's something the first owner of this rare car understood and appreciated like no other. And that's also exactly what makes these rare and great looking cars so desirable up until today. The GT500's drove fantastic and the 428 was a very powerful engine with great torque.
Finding a 67’ Shelby GT500 is already something very rare these days.
The car is also equipped with great options, and it is also an original factory opted Magstar wheel car, and it has the desirable interior décor group and of course power steering and power front disc brakes to name some.
Besides the fact that this rare time capsule has all its important Shelby components, like the fiberglass hood, trunk lid and scoops still in place, the complete interior is bone stock original as well and no aftermarket or incorrect pieces were found.
The car also carries all of its original trim, emblems, grill, bumpers, taillights and lenses, and they are all undamaged but could be in need of a resto or freshen up if so desired. The car is also nicely equipped with all the options you could choose from in 1967. The fact that this car is also a desirable "early production"car that still carries the inboard fog lights in the grill and has the functional side scoops with air vents that run to the rear brakes. Later car's lost these special details.
This car is for sale only in combination with a mild restoration and detailing performed by our shop, and it is an amazing candidate for it. The car was never ever on the market before and is a true rare find car. The car is of course in the SAAC Shelby registry, and comes with a Marti report to show its pedigree.
The big advantage of having a car you like restored or upgraded to a higher level of quality, instead of buying a ready and done, possible restored one, is the fact that you can really see what's all hidden under the glossy paint and see in every detail how your car is and going to be once its done. There are so many "restored" cars out there that are just no more than a nice fresh paint job over hidden rot and rust, and engines and drive lines that are treated the same, a nice fresh paint on them, but actually are just old worn pieces internally and not pro-rebuilt at all. There is just no way in really knowing in what you buy, and you might buy cheaper, but in the end you might have bought yourself a piece of crap which will ruin your fun and your investment.
Price as stated, is for the car as is, and as stated in the above, it is only for sale in combination with a upgrade mild restoration performed by our shop in cooperation with its future new owner. On request, we will of course make you a quote for that separately, all depending on your own personal quality expectations and detailing. As stated, the car itself and its complete drivetrain is in good condition already, and it runs and drives.
Some of the car its factory options:
- Decor interior group.
- Track lock differential.
- Magstar wheels.
- Power steering.
- Visibility Group.
- Power front disc brakes.
- Tinted windows.
- Tachometer & rally pack.
- Décor interior package
- Fold down rear seat
- AM/FM Radio
- Bucket seats
- Deluxe interior
- Floor shifter
- In dash tacho
- Power brakes
- Power disc brakes
- Power steering
- Rear spoiler