1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback
Although this basic powerplant continued to power the GT500 with modifications through 1970, stylists ensured that the Shelby GTs retained their own unique identities.
For 1968, the GT500 was comprehensively updated with an aggressive new front-end treatment including a lengthened hood line, air scoops and louvered cooling vents, while a neatly integrated rear spoiler was added, as well as revised head and tail lamps, with the rear units being from the 1965 Thunderbird.
Inside, a neatly covered roll bar with inertia-reel shoulder belts was added, and for the first time, handsome convertible variants of both the GT350 and the top-line GT500 appeared.
Story by RM Auctions
|type||Professionally Tuned Car|
|built at||Livonia, Michigan, USA|
|engine||Police Interceptor V8|
|fuel feed||Dual Holley 4-BBL Carburetors|
|power||264.70001 kw / 355 bhp @ 5400 rpm|
|bhp/weight||205.8 bhp per tonne|
|torque||569.4 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|front brakes||Kelsey-Hayes Discs|
|f suspension||Upper Wishbones w/Lower Control Arms, Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Leaf Springs|
|curb weight||1725 kg / 3800 lbs|
|top speed||~205.95 kph / 128 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~6.5 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~15.0 seconds|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum