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
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
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.