Up until 1967, the Shelby GT350 had stood front and center as the most performance-oriented of Mustangs. However, a number of consumers had begun questioning whether or not Carrol Shelby might have something else up his sleeve. While the GT350 was fast and relatively agile, it never embodied the degree of straight-line performance, for which many consumers were searching.
Luckily, Shelby proved to be a step ahead, as he prepared to unleash what was, and still is, one of the most fearsome Mustangs to ever roll off of the assembly line. Known as the 1967 Shelby GT500, this powerhouse performer would captivate the minds of automotive enthusiasts the world over and would go on to hold a legendary place in automotive history.
Early in the GT500’s development, it was decided that the latest Shelby creation would not come standard with the 427 cubic-inch V8 of GT40 fame. Instead, the GT500 featured a 428 cubic-inch V8 “Police Interceptor” powerplant. This engine would be modified to increase output, and provide the magnitude of performance that Shelby envisioned for the GT500.
This 428 cubic-inch V8 was typically reserved for use in larger, full-size Ford vehicles. However, Shelby found it to be ideal for use in the GT500, with the addition of a few minor mechanical tweaks. Shelby fitted this engine with a medium-rise aluminum intake manifold, as well as twin Holley 600-cfm 4-barrel carburetors. In its refined form, the 427 cubic-inch V8 was conservatively rated as producing 355 bhp. However, many have surmised that the engine’s true output was much higher.
This 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 is finished in Brittany Blue with white stripes over a black Decor-style upholstered interior. The car comes with a 428ci V8 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and a 9″ rear axle and was rated to produce 355 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque when new.
With only 2,048 examples ever made, this 1967 Shelby GT500 is a rare find. This iconic muscle car is one of the most distinguishable vehicles in the world courtesy of its timeless design, blistering performance, and legendary nameplate. The GT500 is presented in mint condition despite and only has over 11k indicated miles on its odometer, this example is a must-buy for any automotive enthusiasts out there. Get it now on Bring A Trailer!