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Estimated to Sell for $150,000 to $210,000
 
Will be sold January 14th-18th, 2015
Russo and Steele's 15th Annual Scottsdale Arizona

428 cubic inches - 400 HP
Auto transmission
One of only 2,048 Shelby GT500s
   built for 1967

















 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Fastback
With the arrival of the second-generation Mustang for 1967, its body shell was designed to accommodate Fordís larger FE-Series 390 cubic inch big-block engine. Since Fordís higher-displacement ďPolice InterceptorĒ 428 was based on the same basic cylinder block as the 390, Shelby dropped it into the popular ponycarís engine bay to create the GT500. Conservatively rated at 360 horsepower, actual output of the big 428 was closer to 400 ponies with 420 ft-lbs of sheer pavement-melting torque!

The GT500 looked the part, too, with stylistic enhancements led by Fordís Chuck McHose in close collaboration with Shelby American. A special front end with unique forward-opening twin hood scoops and a pair of big European-style driving lights mounted in the radiator grille gave the Shelby Mustangs an unforgettable face. In the back, rear-quarter scoops, lower functional brake-cooling scoops, a neat rear spoiler, and sequential turn signals lifted from the new-for-1967 Mercury Cougar gave the car an even more powerful presence. The interior featured Mustang GT-level appointments plus a 140-mph speedometer and a roll bar with inertia-reel shoulder harnesses completing the competition flavor of the car.