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Beautiful and Ugly Machines: 1967 Ford Shelby GT500

1967 Shelby GT500

1967 Shelby GT500

The 1967 - 1968 Shelby GT500 was the most aggressive Shelby Mustang of all time.

The fibreglass panels replacing the standard sheet metal engine and trunk lids were designed by Carol Shelby and Chuck McHose. The resulting body modifications gave the car a 3 inch (7.5 cm) longer nose with furthur resccessed headlights.

The 428 cubic inch V8 fitted to some cars used two Holly carburettors, this engine was capable of accelerating the GT500 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds and the car had a top speed of 132 mph.

The Shelby GT500 was the first production street car to come with a rollbar and shoulder harnesses fitted as standard.

The 1967 GT500 was immortalised - twice - in the hit movie 'gone in 60 seconds' where a GT500 called Elanor featured as the ultimate car.

In 2005 Ford revealed a new GT500 Mustang at the Detroit Auto Show. The new car draws heavily on the original cars styling, and comes complete with a supercharged 5.4L V-8 packing more than 450 horsepower.

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