LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1967 Shelby GT500
Although the Shelby GT350, introduced in 1965, had helped boost the Mustang’s reputation as a serious performance car, Carroll Shelby realized that the hard-edged and high-strung GT350 was not what everyone wanted. He saw an opening in the market for a relaxed, big-engine Grand Touring car, and with the launch of the newly restyled Mustang for 1967, he saw his opportunity. His new model, dubbed the GT500, was fitted with the “Police Interceptor” engine, a 428 cubic inch, 2x4 bbl carburetor version of the medium block FE engine. It had a smaller bore and a longer stroke than the similar 427 cubic inch racing engines found in the GT40s that had won Le Mans in 1966 and would again in 1967. This made it quieter, more reliable, more tractable, and, most importantly, cheaper to manufacture than the 427 engines. Also, in order to differentiate it from standard Mustangs, the GT500 was equipped with two central-mounted fog lamps, 1967 Mercury Cougar tail lamps, plenty of functional scoops, and a classy stripe package. Shelby himself called it the “first car (he) was ever really proud of.” 2,048 were produced in 1967.
This beautiful 1967 Shelby GT500 was built on December 19th, 1966 and shipped to Paradise Ford Sales Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona. Being an early example, it has some very unique items including steel framed hood, unique early center headlight grille, amp meter junction block, windshield washer fluid reservoir and trim on rear valance panel. The original owner ordered his new GT500 in the highly desirable Brittany Blue with White stripes complemented by a Black décor interior. As per the Marti report it was ordered with the following options: extra cooling package, courtesy light group, fold down rear seat, power steering, power brakes, interior décor group and heavy-duty battery.
Under previous ownership a complete rotisserie restoration was commissioned, starting with a great body and well-cared for example. The body was stripped to bare metal and every component re-finished to oem style standards. The body was block sanded and gaps fitted in order to achieve a laser straight paint job better than it had ever left the factory. The paint has also been wet sanded and polished in order to achieve a concours quality paint finish. Inside the cabin, the seats, carpets, dash, headliner, and inner doors are all stunning in black and are in outstanding condition. Given the car’s intent as a Grand Tourer, the interior is also quite comfortable. Under the hood lies the prerequisite 428ci dual quad Police Interceptor engine and optional four speed transmission which have been rebuilt to stock specifications and are in excellent working order. Finishing the look of the engine is a litany of correct markings and stickers. Underneath is finished as it left the factory with red oxide primer floor pans with body color overspray, paint daubs and inspection markings.
Included in the sale are Marti report, Shelby invoice, SAAC registry report and more. This 67 Shelby GT500 is an outstanding example being factory painted in Brittany Blue, four-speed, complete nut And bolt rotisserie restoration and great provenance!