When introduced in 1967 the GT 500 was fitted with the 428 cubic inch engine used in that year's Shelby Cobra. It also featured a mildly re-contoured Mustang body. The GT 500 provided plenty of muscle car presence, utilising the fastback platform. A special front end with a unique bonnet scoop and grille-mounted driving lights gave the Shelby Mustang an unforgettable face. At the back, rear-quarter scoops, a rear spoiler and sequential turn signals lifted from the 1966 Thunderbird gave the car an even more powerful presence. The factory-standard rollbar with inertia-reel shoulder harnesses completed the competition flavour of the car. It proved more popular than the GT 350, with 2,044 built versus the 1,135 produced as a GT 350 in 1967. Shelby Automotive, however, had outgrown their California plant. At the end of the 1967 production year, the final assembly operation was moved to Michigan.
Auctions America will be offering this example at their Fort Lauderdale auction on the 1st-3rd April. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel © 2015 Auctions America.