Miles Through Time Exhibits
Carol Shelby’s 1967 Mustang GT 500
Make/Model: Mustang GT 500
Owner: Jay Setchell
Original price: $4,195
About the Carol Shelby’s 1967 Mustang GT 500
The 1967 Shelby GT 500 was the first model built to bare the name. It is based on the 1967 Mustang and is equipped with a FE 428 cu in (7.0 L) Police-Interceptor V8 engine topped with an 1967 Mustang GT 500 aluminum mid-rise intake and 2X4-barrel 600 CFM Holley carburetors producing 355 hp at 5,400 rpm and 420 lb ft at 3200 rpm of torque.
2,048 GT 500’s were produced in 1967.
Several body parts of the GT were made of fiberglass including the front-end, hood, rear tail light panel, deck lid, quarter panel extension, and side scoops.
The GT 500 is not a racing car, although but for a few subtle differences its engine is the same as the one that propelled Shelby’s Fords to victory at Le Mans. Seven liters in a Mustang! The early GT 500 engineering prototype was the fastest car ever to lap Ford’s twisty handling loop, except for the GT 40s. And the same car cut a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds at 106 mph.
What makes this GT 500 so special?
This GT 500 was originally owned by Carroll Shelby and is the actual car in the original TV commercials in the 1960s. Shelby also kept the car and it was his wife’s car that she drove.
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