[highlight]The Car of All Cars[/highlight]
There’s no easy way to put it, but, the odds of you running across a genuinely original Ford Shelby Mustang GT are slim-to-none. So when the chance arises to get behind the wheel of one, let alone own one outright, you should make like the “Flash” and get moving.
[toggler title=”Details” ]Regarded by many as the ultimate American muscle car, the GT500 also features in Rock Music mythology thanks to its association with The Doors’ Jim Morrison.[/toggler]
The first Shelby Mustang – the GT350 – arrived in 1965 powered by a modified version of Ford’s 289ci (4.7-litre) small-block V8 producing 306bhp, with options of a 340-360bhp unit in competition trim or 400bhp supercharged. Documented in the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC), chassis number ‘0425’ was completed on 20th January 1967 and served as a Shelby American company car, assigned to Don Cunningham, until it was dispatched to Johnny Bolton Ford Inc on 25th August that same year. Only 59 of the GT500s built in 1967 were ‘company cars’, of which only 11 were specifically designated as ‘Engineering’ cars like ‘0425’.
During the current ownership some £10,000 has been spent on the Mustang to ensure it remains roadworthy. Noteworthy features include the 428ci (7.0-litre) V8 engine equipped with original twin Holley four-barrel carburettors (unique to the ’67 model year); the original push-button Ford radio; and original door locks and keys. The car is fitted with four after-market Magstar alloy wheels (to original specification) and comes with its five original (but un-roadworthy) Magstars.
Available at The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale.