1968 Shelby GT500-KR 4 speed

The real deal one of 49 build !

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Basic
Year 1968
Make Shelby
Model GT500-KR 4 speed
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8
Engine Size 428 cui
Estimated HP 360+
Heads Ford
Carburetor 4bbl
Intake Shelby
Ignition Original
Transmission Type 4 speed
Transmission Spec Toploader Ford
Exhaust Type Dual
Muffler Type Custom
Interior
Interior Color Black
Seating Type Buckets
Seat Material
Shifter Type Floor with console
History
Restoration Status Restored
Awards Summary Show quality
Body
Body Style Fastback
Doors 2
Body Color Highland green
Paint type 2 stage
Stripes Shelby stripes
Chassis
Front Suspension Type Coil's with Koni shocks
Rear Suspension Type Leafs with Koni shocks
Axle Specification Ford 9 inch
Wheels 10 spoke alu
Front Brakes Disc brakes
Rear Brakes Drums
MISC
Miscellaneous The car comes with: Marti report - Shelby registry sheet - All correct Shelby ID numbers and body and vin code's. As with all our cars, this car is also fully inspected and serviced and ready to be enjoyed ! no flaws here.
Bodywork & Trim

Laser straight, all original and rust free body, factory original and correct and freshly applied (2018) Highland green paint and a very detailed and restored underside with correct factory style undercoating. All the chrome, trim and emblems appear to be correct and original.

This car is truelly a show stopper and one of the best quality Shelby's around.

ENGINE

Factory correct and original 428 Super CobraJet V8 with all the correct factory components in very good condition. The engine was completely rebuilt to stock factory specs with the only upgrade being a bit higher grade camshaft so she has a bit more power than in stock form.

The intake, carb, exhaust manifolds, and all other engine components and details all appear to be factory correct KR components to the car.

The engine bay looks super clean and is highly and correctly detailed. The exhaust system is also brand new and has a great sound.

DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION

Original Vin stamped 4 speed manual top loader transmission hooked up to the original 9 inch heavy duty rear axle with 3.50 gears and an anti-slip differential. All is in very good condition and it will also be completely checked and serviced before it enters our showroom.

INTERIOR

Fresh and original black bucket seat interior with Decor group and factory dash with tacho. Everything here is as original and in very good and functional condition. It speaks for itself in a car of this caliber that all components are fully functional.

General discription


COMING SOON/EXPECTED!

 

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

And more!


More info, price, and pictures and walk around video is coming soon!

 

But if you like additional information ahead then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!


- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included

- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.

- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!

- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) For export price outside of the EU, please contact our sale.

- While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Prices and info in online ad’s or website might diver and are subjected to changes and or have mistakes in them. Please verify any information in question with PedalToTheMetal Holland/Europe. 


And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!

Price in euros
€ 192750,-

Price includes all cost

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