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.
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Professionally Tuned Car
Livonia, Michigan, USA
Police Interceptor V8
Dual Holley 4-BBL Carburetors
264.70001 kw / 355 bhp @ 5400 rpm
205.8 bhp per tonne
569.4 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
body / frame
Unitary Steel Monocoque
Upper Wishbones w/Lower Control Arms, Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
Live Axle w/Leaf Springs
1725 kg / 3800 lbs
~205.95 kph / 128 mph
0 – 60 mph
0 – 1/4 mile
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