1968 SHELBY GT500 CONVERTIBLE
Barrett-Jackson | 15-Oct-2016 | Las Vegas 2016 | Venue : Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 728
Year : 1968
Engine Size : 428
Transmission : Automatic
Colour : ACAPULCO BLUE
Interior : BLACK
Chassis No. : 8T03S16929101044
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Lot #728 - Impeccably restored with matching numbers, this is one of 231 Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT500 convertibles. Originally built at Ford's Metuchen plant on February 23, 1968, with the rare combination of automatic transmission and air conditioning, it was shipped to Fuller Ford Inc. of Cincinnati, OH, on March 14, 1968. This Shelby has been meticulously restored to its original condition. The body was media blasted down to the bare metal and sealed with epoxy primer prior to receiving a base coat/clear coat urethane finish. The original 428 Police Interceptor engine has been balanced and blueprinted. In addition to the original steel wheels and hubcaps and Polyglas tires (which are included with the sale), this GT500 is currently equipped with the more appealing 16 Shelby 10-spoke aluminum wheels on modern BFGoodrich tires, an optimized setup for driving purposes.