1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

Survivor, Auto, Tilt Wheel, Fast and Fun!

Current bid: $15,500.00

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This is an original, unrestored example of the iconic Shelby muscle. It has been cared for by my neighbor for the past 20 years.

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This is a terrific 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible that is mostly original in very nice condition.  With the 428-4V CJ V8, C-6 Automatic Transmission, and 3.50 Traction-Lok rear end, this is a great performing Shelby.

This Shelby has been in the possession of its current owner for over 20 years.  It was built at the Ford Metuchen plant on June 27, 1968, and is the 3,780th GT500 built. It was shipped to and sold through King Motor Co. in Anniston, Alabama. We do not have information on the first owner, however we do know that a Mr. John Caracciolo of Virginia Beach, VA owned the car until September 2000.

On October 12, 2000, its current owner purchased this Shelby at Automania in New Braunfels, Texas. At that time it had only 54,584 original miles on the odometer. Since then, this car has resided in both San Antonio, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona.  Its present owner has driven the KR for an additional 3,400 miles in the past 20 years, for a total of 57,960 miles since new.

We love the Raven Black paint (1724-A) with the white side GT500 KR decals stripes.  The black livery with white striping is complimented by its white power convertible top.  It appears that much of the paint has been refinished, sometime before the current owner acquired it.  The paint looks great from a few feet back with terrific luster and shine, but upon closer inspection there is some remaining orange peel and small areas of cracking, particularly on the front cowl and hood.  The paint is very serviceable and is very appropriate for regional shows or touring.  Overall, the paint and chrome is good to very good.  The chrome overall is very original and decent with a few areas of imperfections.

The black vinyl interior is in good condition and is appears to be all original. You will notice a rip in the driver’s seat and center armrest.  We have ordered a replacement arm rest and front seat covers, both issues with the correct OEM fabrics.  The car presents very well as a survivor and the new owner can decide whether to retain the original components or install the replacement panels.  The condition of the interior reflects a car that has been well loved and cared for, albeit one which has aged these past 52 years.  The white convertible top looks stunning, and is in very good to excellent condition inside and out.

The engine compartment is very well detailed.  The details in the engine compartment look very correct and original.  This Shelby is well equipped with power front disc brakes, power steering, tilt steering column, and the GT Equipment group.

This Shelby comes complete with several folders filled with paperwork, receipts, and old photographs. We’ve uploaded a recent service record in the attachments.  There are several small accessories that will need attention, including the wipers, radio, clock and horn that are not functioning.  Details are included in the 158-point inspection report for your review.

This Shelby is in our Phoenix, AZ showroom.  For more information and details, call, text or email Daniel Folk at +1.917.890.4230 or daniel@classicpromenade.com.

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

Current bid: $15,500.00

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Olive
Olive
November 26, 2020

$15,500 Bid placed by Olive

Brian Strnad
November 26, 2020

$15,000 Bid placed by Brian Strnad

Olive
November 24, 2020

$10,000 Bid placed by Olive

 
1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible
1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible

Current bid: $15,500.00

VIN 8T03R210907
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gas
MILES 57,960
GEARBOX Automatic
INT COLOR Black
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1968
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
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Ford Shelby GT500

The legendary Carroll Shelby, who famously built and sold the iconic Cobra, had the idea to apply the Shelby magic to Ford’s hot new Mustang. It was a match made in heaven. Nineteen sixty-seven brought a mildly recontoured Mustang body. Since the new body shell was designed to accept Ford’s 390-cubic-inch big-block engine, Shelby dropped…
The legendary Carroll Shelby, who famously built and sold the iconic Cobra, had the idea to apply the Shelby magic to Ford’s hot new Mustang. It was a match made in heaven. Nineteen sixty-seven brought a mildly recontoured Mustang body. Since the new body shell was designed to accept Ford’s 390-cubic-inch big-block engine, Shelby dropped the Interceptor 428 into the pony car’s engine bay and added a dual-carb intake, creating the top-of-the-line GT500. Although conservatively rated at 355 horsepower, its actual output was closer to 400 horsepower, with an impressive 420 foot-pounds of torque. The GT500 looked the part, too. It had a special front end with a unique hood scoop and grille-mounted driving lights, which gave the Shelby Mustang an unforgettably aggressive demeanor. In the back, rear-quarter scoops and a rear spoiler where added. The stock Mustang taillights were replaced by rectangular units and sequential turn signals lifted from the 1966 Thunderbird, giving the car an even more powerful presence. Additionally, air scoops were added into the side coves ahead of the rear wheels. A roll bar with inertia-reel shoulder harnesses completed the competition flavor of the car.

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