Based on Ford’s enhanced Mustang platform, now capable of accommodating Ford’s potent big-block V-8 engines, Shelby American introduced the new GT500 in 1967, powered by the 428 Police Interceptor. Despite a conservative rating of 355 HP, the actual output neared 400 HP, delivering 420 lb-ft of torque, igniting the pavement.
Upon its release, the GT500 quickly garnered praise from the media, noting its effortless performance compared to its predecessor, the old GT350. This marked a shift towards a more refined grand-touring character for Shelby’s Mustang-based creations. The 1967 models also marked the end of an era, being the final ones produced before manufacturing was transferred to Ionia, Michigan, under direct Ford Motor Company supervision from 1968 to 1969. Only 2,048 units of these powerful and sophisticated vehicles were built in 1967.
This specific 1967 Shelby GT500 that is offered for sale on Bring A Trailer, bearing Shelby No. 02065, was originally delivered new to Schmidt Ford of Baltimore. Its power comes from a rebuilt 428 Police Interceptor V-8 engine by Holman Moody, equipped with dual four-barrel carburetors and adorned with Cobra-branded accessories. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission.
Finished in Wimbledon White with GT500 side stripes, this model boasts a refurbished black interior, functional hood scoops, a rear spoiler, front disc brakes, 10-spoke 15″ aluminum wheels, a folding rear bench seat, an AM radio, a roll bar, and a heater.