Friday, May 12, 2017

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Car of Pride for the American People

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was introduced for the first time to the press in New York's Tavern-on-the-Green Restaurant in early 1967, it is a representation of the previous Shelby Mustang substitute that is more comfortable and convincing than the Mustang Shelby GT350.

Described as the New Mustang, which is a car of pride for Americans, as written in the Quote of Carroll Shelby which reads "This is the first car I'm really Proud of". Where Carrol Shelby himself was very impressed with the car.

In 1967 for the first time the design of the Ford Mustang was demonstrated, was officially introduced in 1964, the Mustang was launched and earned the nickname of Pony's car in the market which increased the passion for other American automakers to build cars with a V8 engine, sport medium-sized, 2-door (coupe) model.

In 1967 began to be motivated to redesign the design with increased room for the engine to support a larger V8 engine and this increases the competitiveness of Ford companies in the US market. 

Carrol Shelby believes that the New Mustang Car with a wider engine room will be able to install a larger engine, for its specs road-going version equipped with a 427 cubic inch V8 engine which Ford and shelby took in Le Mans as a GT40 support car and beat Ferrari from 1966 to 1967.

Each Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Muscle Car is built on the regular model of the Mustang 390 Fastback, the American Shelby team removes its hood and trunk lids, replaced with a new model of fiberglass material including front hood-scoop and lip spoiler on the back, side air intake is also enabled Can provide cooling on the car brake.


Klaus Arning is responsible for the development of geometry suspension, he is the one who also designed the suspension for Ford GT40 and Shellby Cobra II, so that the car is easier to use in everyday life, power brake is used as standard brakes with fast-ratio power steering, but There is also a choice of folding seats on the back and there are options equipped with air-conditioning.

The interesting thing about the 1967 Shelby GT500 is that it is considered the first production car to be offered with rolloverbar features as the standard fittings of the car, steel bar roll bars are used to support the rear seat welded on the chassis for strength and security and increase the chassis rigidit.

The 1967 Shelby GT500 muscle car that was photographed was completed on July 7, 1967 by Shelby American with Candy apple red color and black interior, this car is a limited car that uses 4-speed transmission and right now because of the rarity of many collector hunted.

Only about 2.044 GT500 which was manufactured by Shelby American in 1967, many of whom suffered damage by race, collision and others, the rescued car was auctioned at Mecum Auction between May 16 and 21 May 2017, with pricing interpretations Between $ 185,000 - up to $ 210,000.

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