By 1968, the Shelby Mustang, the Ford Mustang's high-performance derivative, was enjoying tremendous success. Carroll Shelby put his nine years of racing experience into these cars, making them difficult to rival in the automotive market at the time. Nonetheless, Ford and Shelby yearned for more and felt that the pony car can become more compelling. The result was the improved 428 Police Interceptor engine, which was dubbed the 428 Cobra jet. This powerhouse was installed in the ramped-up Shelby GT500, helping to boost the pony cars desirability. Today, these Mustangs are increasing in value among the muscle car enthusiasts and collectors. This is your chance to own this stunning example of the 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Located in Rhode Island with just 41,000 miles on the clock, it is said to be a numbers-matching vehicle and comes with an original owner’s manual. In addition, this GT500 sports a slew of packages and upgrades.
This 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is finished in an eye-catching Candy Apple Red Ford paint job and is shod with Goodyear Speedway tires presenting yellow Cobra center caps. White Shelby stripes calling out GT500 stretches along the sides of the car and the Cobra emblem can be found again on the front fender. This Shelby fastback also feature wheel lip moldings at all four corners. The nostalgic black interior of this 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 boast the Interior décor group that grants it black knitted décor bucket seats. Sport deck rear seats secure the rear passengers while the trip odometer and tachometer provide driving information. The beautiful wooden steering wheel is mated to a tilt-away steering column making getting in and out of this GT500 effortless. Moreover, this car has also received the visibility group option.
The star of the show of this 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is undoubtedly the FE 428 cu engine better known as the 7.0L Police-Interceptor V8 engine. Topped with an aluminum mid-rise intake, this engine bangs out 345 horsepower and 420 lb.ft of torque. This engine is also specified with the extra cooling package that gives it a larger radiator.
1968 MY Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 428ci engine Extra cooling package Candy apple Red Ford paint Black knitted décor bucket seats Sport deck rear seat Tilt-away steering column Interior décor group Tachometer Trip Odometer Visibility group Wheel lip moldings Shelby fastback Original owners manual included Numbers matching vehicle
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