This super original, fully correct 68'Shelby GT500 King of the road, with a manual 4-speed transmission and in the very elegant factory original Highland green metallic paint with white Shelby stripes. This rare Shelby although completely restored still very original and she carries all of her original chassis and sheet metal components, all her correct Shelby parts and her original engine and drivetrain and is in fantastic overall condition.
It's one of only 1053 ever produced true KR cars and one of approx 480 were the highly desirable 4 speeds. In this, this rare and fantastic, very classy looking Highland green color with black deluxe interior it is estimated that the car as is, is one of only around 49 or less GT500KR 4-speed cars ever produced, so very rare indeed!. And how many of them would still be in existence today ?, and how many as original as this car ?, not many, that's for sure.
The 1968 Shelby 500KR was the first car that carried the all new and very strong build Cobrajet (CJ) 428 big block performance engines and they were estimated at around 360hp from the factory. However, these ratings were way to low as in later publications by independent magazines and car tests it was found that that should have been closer to 400 or more HP. This, in combination with this car being a 4 speed made it one of the fastest Shelby's ever produced, hence its name: King of the Road (KR). These cars were unique and one of the fastest Shelby's or Ford's ever produced in the muscle car period.
Over the last decades, many original Shelby cars lost either there original engine or transmissions, or had a color change because in the light of day people decided to change the cars looks or details. So it's pretty rare indeed to find a car that's not only still in possession of its original factory engine and transmission but also has almost 99% of all its factory original parts still in place. The fact that also all the Shelby specific body parts and all the floors and its complete structure was undamaged and rust free after more than 50 years must have meant that the previous owners really had pampered this beauty.
And doesn't she look plain stunning in its fantastic and classic Highland dark green metallic paint and its white Shelby racing stripes ?. This combined with her black bucket seat interior and Shelby details make this car one of the most desirable Shelby's of them all. The fact that she is also one of the rarer and all original KR cars makes her a true one of a kind car. She is absolutely highly collectible and a great investment, but also a car that you can really drive and enjoy. She would love to be taken out to long and fast Sunday drives and she will win awards for you on any car show or Concours the elegance show you would bring her to. This Shelby will really turn heads and be the show of any car show !.
The car we present to you here carries all its original Shelby production numbers and comes with a copy of the Marti report and it's in the official Shelby registry. It's one of the most original and rust-free solid cars we have ever seen. And although the car was correctly restored but with respect for the original components and details and she is still equipped with almost all the parts she once left the factory with. Very unique for a 50-year-old classic car.
PTTM is currently doing some last service upgrades and improvements and detailing on the car and when we're done this car will be stunning. The paint is very nice indeed with a great shine and the interior is also flawless and completely original !.
The car appears to be a 3 owner car with only 85000 original miles, the first two owners had the car around 40 years and the last owner had it for more than 10 years. The last owner also rebuilt the complete engine and drivetrain of the car. It's truly an amazing car that's very original still although restored.
If you ever wanted a rare and true correctly restored Shelby GT500KR? This might well be the car you want... it's the real deal and one of the best you can buy. This car would be a great asset for anybody who appreciates the amazing Shelby heritage.
Some of the car's options :
- 428 Cobra jet engine
- 4-speed manual trans
- Power front disc brakes
- Power steering
- Interior deluxe decor group
- 10 Spoke alu wheels
- AM Radio
- GT package
More info, price, and pictures and walk around video is coming soon!
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