Carroll Shelby and Ford had a hit on their hands previously by means of the track-oriented model, the GT350. In 1967, both automotive giants released a big-block alternative of their powerful Mustang collaboration with the name, the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The manufacture of the specialty Mustang models moved from the Shelby American’s facility in California to Ionia in Michigan during the same year. In the Ionia facility, Ford had more control, and where the vehicles were constructed alongside standard Mustang models. Thus, Shelby had little to accomplish with the expansion and manufacture.
The 1967 model was derived from the 1967 Mustang Fastback and it came with some redesigned exterior and interior features, which were both attractive and luxurious. This made the 67′ GT500 to bypass its sibling, the GT350 in terms of sales during that period. During the period from 1967 to 1970, a total of 2048 models were manufactured.
The 1967 Shelby GT500 was built with two doors with the hatchback body fashion. Many body elements of the model were made out of fiberglass, counting the front bonnet and side intakes. Externally, it came outfitted with 100 percent original hardwearing body panels, trunk pot, floorboards, with chrome and stainless borders. It had a fiberglass nose and tail fraction, practical hood scoops, and air scoops on all its four sides.
It also came equipped with the far-reaching fiberglass hood, fiberglass deck top with integrated Spoiler, in addition to handy Lemans brake air scoops at the back. Supplementary external features include hardwearing suspension, power disc brakes on the front, with heavy-duty rear drums and power steering. The classic GT500 was provided with Mag-Star aluminum alloy wheels, enclosed by the polyglot bias-ply tires from Goodyear. Dimensions are: Wheelbase 108.0 inch, Length 186.6 inch, Width: 70.9 inch and Height 51.6 inch, Curb weight is 3370 lb.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 1967 Interior
The 67 Mustang Shelby GT500 was provided with the premium interior design during its era. It was provided with a deluxe inside design, with high-class Lime Metallic finish boundaries that offer its cabin a perfect look. The muscle classic came outfitted with a padded roll bar, in addition to and upgraded interior, such as distinctive gauges and wood grain boundary. Accordingly, the cabin came outfitted with a packed instrumentation panel that came installed with an 8000-RPM Tachometer, fuel, and water gauges and with a 140-mph Speedometer.
The muscle car came installed with air extractors at the sides of its cockpit, special Stewart Warner oil pressure and ammeter gauges, EFFPI wood steering wheel, fold down back seat and necessary roll bar amid inertia-reel shoulder harnesses in its front part. Inside, the classic GT500 came with the trim, which has been borrowed from the 1967 Mustang GT, and came equipped with features, such as a useful rear seat, air conditioning, and power steering.
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine
The 1967 Shelby GT500 came outfitted with an eight-cylinder powertrain with the displacement of 7.0 liters(428 cu). This engine offered the power output of 355 horses @ 5400 rpm with torque of 420 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm. The engine was coupled with the Top Loader four-rate manual transmission or with a three-rate automatic transmission, and attached with a tough limited slip differential with the 3.50 gearing. From 0-30 mph it goes for 2.3 sec, 0-60 mph in 6.5 sec and from 0-100 mph in 16.6 sec. Top speed is 128 mph. Fuel consumption goes from 9-12 mpg.
Base price and the date of release
The 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 released date is supposed to be sometime during the final quarter of 1966. The then foremost daily, the Mustangs Daily stated that the 1967 GT500 was marketed at the then sky-high price of $8,000, which is now reached $170,000 and more.
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Photos