Rare 1 Of 47 1968 Ford Mustang GT500KR Heads To Mecum

Oct 11, 2021 2 min read
Rare 1 Of 47 1968 Ford Mustang GT500KR Heads To Mecum

This agressive pony car is about to cross the auction block.

1968 was an amazing year for the, now famous, Ford Mustang and its various Shelby brethren such as the GT500. Carroll Shelby had previously been tasked with turning the mule that was the 1964/65 Mustang into a potent racing pony. This challenger produced such cars as this 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible which takes the classic pony car look and adds a bit of the Shelby roadster style which the company had previously become famous for. Fortunately, that was combined with the power and engine tweaking that the Shelby American team did their best to create an amazing vehicle. The only downside to these cars is the general scarcity and lack of availability for most buyers. Luckily we have a possible solution to that issue.

Under the hood of this glorious hot rod is the legendary 428 ci Cobra-jet V8 which pushes out somewhere in the realm of 335 horsepower. Of course, no Shelby car would be complete without a fun, fast, and highly efficient automatic transmission which allows for smooth transferring of speed and linear power progression. It should be noted that while advertised as having 335 horsepower it is estimated that the real number is closer to 400, although this should be taken with a grain of salt because dynos exist and you don't need an estimate when you can see for yourself. See it here.

Ad highlights:

  • Shelby No. 03464
  • 1 of 47 painted in WT6066 Special Yellow
  • 428 CI V-8 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • 3.50 Traction-lok axle ratio
  • Black bucket seats
  • White convertible power top with glass backlite
  • GT equipment group
  • Visibility group
  • Power steering
  • Power front disc brakes
  • Tilt-away steering column
  • Tachometer
  • Trip odometer
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