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We did it again !... we found this awesome, all original and real deal early 67 Shelby GT500 4 speed ! in the highly desirable Brittany blue metallic paint !. One of the best looking Shelby's ever.
This car was an original bar-find ! with only 65000 original miles on the odometer, which we believe is correct and it was just mildly restored and technically upgraded several years ago by its last owner and it received a new high-quality paint just recently. The complete engine and transmission and all brakes and fuel system are now beeing rebuilt to factory spec's and everything on this amazing early 67 is in immaculate and original condition still, after more than 50 years !. So its a real and very original car. Its completely rust free and the body panels are all original and straight, damage free. A true icon so to speak.
In this amazing Brittany blue metallic, a one year only ! color, we feel the best-looking color combination ever for any Shelby and combined with its desirable 4-speed manual top loader transmission, and in its amazing undamaged original condition, this car is unique and very desirable, to say the least. It's for sure one of the best looking and most wanted classic Muscle cars in the market today.
Only around 5% of all GT500's ever produced, this car is one of approx. 100 of the GT500's/4 spd's ever produced in this color combination. And with the fact that this car is an Early production and equipped with many special options its estimated that its one of around 5 cars ever produced !. And how many of them have survived ?, AND are completely original and numbers match ?.... Indeed, your right... this car you see here is very rare indeed, and very collectible.
The car also has Caroll Shelby's signature on the sun visor and we have a picture that show's him signing it in person! on a car show, how awesome is that !, its additional proof that this car is the real deal.
PTTM is currently restoring the car as we speak and bring the car up to show-Concours level and the complete drivetrain is being freshly and correctly rebuild aswell. It will be for sale in our showroom soon. But if you like more information ahead, or like to make a reservation on the car, please contact our sales!
As you might now or not, Shelby GT's received a special Shelby Vin number beside's the Vin number that Ford had given these cars when they were delivered at the Shelby plant. This means the 67 Cars have two numbers, a Ford Vin and the Shelby Vin. Something that on later cars ( as of 1968 ) was no longer the case. car also still carries its original Shelby . This car has all its correct and original Vin stamps still in place and even more rare, it has the original Shelby fender tag code tag still in place as were most restored cars have reproduction version of them installed. The original stamped Vin number is also to be found on the passenger side inner fender. Underneath the Shelby tag the car also still carries its original Ford Vin code there as well. Its all proof of this cars original pedigree and rust free and damage free survival after more than 50 years.
In 1967 it was the last year for the true Shelby produced cars because as of the end of 1967, the production facility was closed and from then on all Shelby cars were produced in Ford's own plants. This is one of the reasons why 67' Shelby's are wanted as many people see them as the last of the real Shelby designed and build cars. The fact that this is an Early production car were it also still has features that were canceled on the late 67 cars is an added bonus for most collectors or car fans.
Another thing that almost nobody knows, or at least don't realize, is that the Pre '67 Shelby's were NOT ford MUSTANGS but there, in fact, SHELBY GT cars... Just like many other car brands that were named after there owners, like Ferrari and Porsche's. So its not a Ford product although of course these cars were built and designed based on Mustang fastbacks. As of 1968 however, these cars were no longer produced by Carrol Shelby's plant's, but at Fords own facilities and the cars were as of then named Shelby Mustangs , or Ford Mustang Shelby's this meant the end of a very special era as Shelby as an independent car brand stopped building there own cars.
Another fact is that in 1967 the ONLY car that used the 428 Police interceptor engine was a SHELBY GT, as Ford didn't offer them in any of there Mustangs until 1968 ! which makes this GT500 even rarer as Carrol was the first ever to use the FE 428 Big block in a pony car. He also made changes to the engines for more performance such as a special intake with dual 2x4 carbs and other upgrades. And although ford rated the 428FE with "only" 335 factory HP , even without Carrol's additions and upgrades these engines made closer to 375hp easy as was proven by many independent car magazines and tests done on several drag strips in the country.
The reason why Ford rated these 428's so low was because this way the could enter some race classes that didn't allow factory HP ratings to be higher. It was also done to keep insurance costs down for there future owners. We believe that with the additions Shelby made to these engines, 400 hp would have been a much better and more realistic HP rating. The FE428 police interceptor engine is legendary in its own kind. As of 1968 the 428' big blocks were no longer exclusively for Shelby Mustangs only, but there were also available in all Mustang bodies Ford offered. This makes a 1967 Shelby GT 500 a very special breed of sports, race and muscle cars.
And although the 67' Shelby GT's were no longer officially raced by Shelby's own factory team, these cars were still built and designed as racetrack cars and many private teams used them for some serious use in all sorts of races and the had a very good reputation and up until today these 67 Shelby's have real race pedigree and history,
Besides all that we personally feel that the 67 Shelby GT500's are the most iconic and best-styled muscle cars of the 60's and many car designers took parts and details of that car and used them in there own later car designs. The car was also the foundation and base car for the very popular Eleanor movie car's designs with actor Nicholas Cage behind the wheel. And although a lot of people think that the Eleanor is a real and true car brand ( which it's not..), the car is a GT500 based replica with some added design features and style elements all based on Carol's GT500 production car. And although the Eleanor has its absolute strong points in design and its special feature, and has a huge share of fans, nothing beats a true and original factory build classic iconic car like the real deal GT500 car you see here.
Finding these highly desirable Shelby cars, especially 4 speeds and the Early inboard grill lights cars with there functional side scoops in there original rust free, undamaged condition and equipped with there original drive trains has become a real challenge, if not impossible. Finding one that still carries's almost all of its factory original peace's, details and driveline is a needle in a haystack. But.. we managed to hunt one down and were very proud to be able to offer this car to our clients soon and for a very interesting price.
With prices going well over the 300k marker for original and restored 67' Shelby's this car, in its highly desirable Brittany blue color and equipped with its 4 speed trans and functional air scoops would fit right into that price range or would maybe be worth even more because its the holy grail of all Shelby cars.
But the asking price we have in mind will be far away from that so it will be a very interesting car to say the least. This car is highly collectible and a superb investment for your money. But besides that it's still a car that you can drive and enjoy and it handles like a brand new 67' Shelby so its all you could ask for.
If you happen to be interested in this car, and you don't want to wait until it's on the showroom floor as it might have been sold even before its there, then please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email and we would be glad to discuss it with you further.
MORE DETAILS / VIDEO / PICTURES follow soon !
Cars original options :
- Power steering
- Power front disc brakes
- Metallic paint
- Fold down rear seat
- De luxe interior
- Rally gauges
- Mag star chrome wheels ( rare ! )
- Courtesy lights
- Shoulder harness
- Am Radio
- Interior decor group
If you want more info ahead on this car or make a reservation, please contact our sales.
If there are details on the car you want to change or ad some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!
* The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included.
** On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H)
*** All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.
**** On request we can transport the car door to door worldwide!
And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked
at by others yesterday... , And we can only sell it once !