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Ford Shelby GT500 KR 1968 (Concours)
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Perfection does exist!
Not a Shelby GT350, not a Shelby GT500, but the extremely rare Shelby GT500 KR (king of the road). This car was only build in 1968, and the production total was only 933!
This car has had a nuts and bolt restoration what resulted into perfection within every detail, and it’s got matching numbers transmission and engine.
The 1968 model year was remarkable for Shelby history. It was the first year for the KR, first year for the production convertible, had radically unique styling, and truly represented the maturity of the brand. The 428 Cobra Jet V-8 equipped GT500KR was the top of the line, and produced 400+ HP. Only 933 GT500KR Fastbacks were produced. Suspensions were slightly softer than previous years, and interior comforts were on an upswing, in response to some of Ford’s customers seeking performance with a little bit of luxury. It was an expensive car for the day, and Ford agreed, most customers were enjoying the cars on boulevards, not race tracks. Various media in the day recorded the KR as finding 60 miles per hour in about 6-seconds, crossing the quarter mile in about 14-seconds at 100 miles per hour, and topping out around 150 miles per hour. It truly was the GT express of the day, causing pretty much everything else on the road to shiver in fear. This 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback is Shelby No. 4263, restored in its original color Gold Lime. This Shelby nr. 4263 is very well documented and also has an Elite Marti Report. The R-Code 428/335 (400+) HP Cobra Jet V-8 is backed by a Select-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission connected to a 3.50:1 Traction-Lok rear end. Period-correct Goodyear Speedway 350 tires wrap Shelby 10-spoke wheels. Inside, is a Philco AM radio, Tilt-Away steering wheel, Sport Deck rear seat and Carroll Shelby’s autograph on the dashboard.
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