40-year-old Shelby GT500 will be sold at auction

40-year-old Shelby GT500 will be sold at auction

April 1, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The car is serviceable and ready for operation.

Mecum will put up for sale in May in Indianapolis a 1968 Shelby GT500 fastback found in the mid-2000s. The current owner restored the entire mechanical filling, but did not touch the body, which was preserved with dirt, dust and patina. The estimated price of the car is not reported.

Fastback GT500 with chassis number Shelby No. 00889 was transferred to its first owner in the spring of 1968. But from about 1971 stood neglected in the garage. Found the car after almost 40 years.

From the factory, the car went tinted black Raven Black, with black leather interior, a four-speed automatic transmission, power steering, front disc brakes and adjustable tilt steering column. The original fastback wheels were replaced with Shelby 10-spoke aluminum.

Shelby GT500 differed from the front of the body of fiberglass, the hood with a double air intake, rear lights from the Ford Thunderbird. The Shelby center console, an armrest with an embossed logo and a safety cage were installed inside the car.

For handling Shelby GT500 answered reinforced suspension with adjustable Gabriel shock absorbers and springs with progressive characteristics. Under the hood of the car, a seven-liter V8 was installed in the police specification, which gave out 365 horsepower.