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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

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Livonia, Michigan, USA
engine Police Interceptor V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
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
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Kelsey-Hayes Discs
rear brakes Drums
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
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~205.95 kph / 128 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback – did not sell for $110,000 Gold Metallic with White sill stripes. Black Deluxe interior. Console compartment signed by Carroll Shelby. 428/360 HP Police Interceptor V-8. Aluminum intake and Holley 4-barrel. Cobra finned aluminum air cleaner and valve covers. Select-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission. Power steering and brakes. Shelby 10-spoke aluminum wheels. White letter Goodyear Polyglas tires. Deluxe Comfortweave bucket seats with console. Padded dash, Stewart W… read more
Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum