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1968 Shelby GT500-KR Ford Mustang GT 500KR - Investment Grade - TRADES

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Manufacturer: Shelby
Model: GT500-KR
Year: 1968
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 90,000
Engine: 428 Cobra Jet
Transmission: C6 Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Air Conditioning Convertible
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Shelby GT500-KR Ford Mustang GT 500KR - Investment Grade - TRADES for sale

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  • 1968 Shelby GT500-KR Ford Mustang GT 500KR - Investment Grade - TRADES
  • 1968 Shelby GT500-KR Ford Mustang GT 500KR - Investment Grade - TRADES

1968 Shelby GT-500-KR Convertible

428 Cobra Jet - Factory Air

Matt Garrett - Dallas Texas - 214-878-3823

 

1968 Shelby GT500-KR

1968 Shelby GT500-KR Convertible. Shelby 3854 - FACTORY AC. 428 cu. in. Cobra-Jet V-8 engine. C6 auto. 3:00 Trac-Lok 9" Diff.   Built June 26th. 1968 this Shelby is a substantial. rare and very documented car in many publications going back to the 80s.  Original miles with an unrestored dash and most of the interior. nbsp; this car received a very comprehensive and high detail level restoration done in the 80s by its 2nd owner. Chuck Brown in CA.   This was never a left for dead or done for profit car.   It was not a torn up neglected car or just a VIN used to cash in.   It was. always was and still is a very nice mid #1 level example that has been loved all of its life.   I wont quote production #s on KR Convertibles as that is redundant if you know these cars. but of course will mention the fact that Factory AC on and GT500KR is a needle in the haystack and really is what puts this car over the top as a rare collector.

  In the mid 80s when 2nd owner Chuck Brown decided to take this car up a notch. he was not thinking of how Marti and all of the other things people base these cars this minute on were going to play out about 30 years later.    He was thinking of quality vs just a surface face that will pass muster at a now common auction.   This restoration is 30 years old and the car is 45.   Looking as good as it does today is rare to see on a car restored so many years ago.   Of course those terms 'patina" and "settling in nicely' coined by those auctions do come to play. but the car is really exceptional and shows 98% as well today as it did when all of these magazines had it featured.   Every number and code are matching. original and authentic on this car as inspected by noted appraisers and Kevin Marti. Then later in its life. Carol himself.   The 3rd Owner was Carol's friend/neighbor here in Texas.    Carol was instrumental in finding/recommending this car for Mr Wise. a very wealthy entrepreneur that had a money no object stance with anything he did.    Ironically the car was never "signed" by Carol as it was not deemed necessary in that circle. Many years prior to Carol's death. the 3rd owner of this car. Mr. Wise. passed away leaving this car to sit well protected for over another decade.   Now what is is not correct on this car is the color.   It is a Code R Highland Green car.   In the 80s. Chuck Brown took the attitude that I agree with. "they are only original once' and this car cannot ever make that claim again even if one fender was painted. elected to take what is considered by many as not a great color and changed it correctly as any color change ever done to Red.   Purists may poopoo that to death that have not completed their restoration yet. but it is what it is and the car is WAY too nice to go and color change to match the tag up and take away some of its noted attraction and history that it has under its belt.   The car has been red for way longer than it has been green!  It was never in a magazine or won shows as a green car. so take it for what you will.   This is one of the nicest and highest integrity 60s cars I have seen. owned or been associated with to date.

Substantial trades considered.  Equal. lesser. I am open. Having shown and owned this car for a while. I am just looking for a change of scenery more GM based due to my core collection being GM.  I am in no hurry and this is not an effort to just cash out. but of course the car is for sale that way too.  This one car is a healthy investment for anyone so a change of scenery for the like minded may be something we may find a match with.  67 Corvette 400 Air Roadster. GTO Judge Convertible big motor/AIR. 442 W30 Air Convertible. GSX Convertible. 68-71 mint big block AC Corvette Roadster.   Mint noted AC Super Duty. Mint 67 GTO HO/AC Convertible.  Brand new substantial 70s or 80s collector cars with the window sticker on them.  Ie. 76 Eldos New. GNX New. Rare 2nd Gen F-body.  3rd Gen F TAs/Irocs/GTAs with 1000 miles or less range as you see in my collection.  59-66 Eldorados that are noted cars would be great too.   All vintage candidates must be an AC car with top motor offered with AC.  All must be a turn key and equal condition car to what I have here.  That is a #1 level car. Within the #1 range. I am open to variations.   No projects under ANY circumstances will be considered.   Feel free to call or email if you think you have something we may be able to work out.  Again. up. down. equal. multiple is possible.

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This is an original interior. dash pad and all on this car. It shows some patina. but keep in mind. this has been a show level car since 84.

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I know. I see it every time I look at the car.   Original radio in hand and no mods were done to change.   Not my doing. but its a nice addition that is debatable to change.

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No. the space savers were available for 68. according to many were never put in Shelby.   It was changed and was added in 80s.

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Original Radio

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Above. the great and tough stance of the F60 15 Goodyear Polyglass tires!  This was THE tire to have in the day.

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Sequential signals work very well!

The amazing. very detailed. very original and very correct 428 SCJ Engine

Lucas fogs with covers!

This is a 68 headlamp. both are perfect.

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I cannot say if this is the actual original windshield. but it shows a level of patina that indicates it is.   All stamps are correct and it shows original.   All door glass is original.

 

 

Good Points

   Mid Level 1 Show Car - It will be the King of most any show it enters

   History!!!  - As you see this car has been its condition all the way back to the early 80s

Documentation - In many magazines in the 80s and 90s at a time that most were left for dead

Originality - Dispite being a partial restoration. much originality is in this car.  

Storage - Never a left for dead car. always nice since new!

Ownership - Never out of responsible hands.   Most of these cars are pieced together. this one is not.

Done for love - Never Profit - Done at a time when depth and quality were more important that purism and on surface cosmetics

Integrity - Beyond what you can see at auctions. Would be hard pressed to find one that is this sorted. fully functional and simply runs and drives like a new car with the AC on.

Engine - Tuned to perfection. redone to the tune of 35K. originality in mind. but balanced and is roughly a 500HP motor with all stamps. parts and purists ideologies in place

 

Bad Points

Started life Green - Now A very nice color. but not original. However show level ++

Radio - An easy change should the letter of purism need to be met - Original on hand.   I may break down and do it at some point.

Wheels - Nope. this is not one of the 3 cars that came with 10 spoke wheels. so they have red centers to make that statement.   Known as Version 5 Wheels on this car and are rare.

Tires - Although the ultimate tire for the car in the day. these are not original and are reproduction F60 15s Polyglass tires and the only stance to have on one of these!

Car is not 0 miles -  window sticker on it. placed in the hand of God by Carol Himself to be preserved to the letter of purism for you - It is a restoration on many aspects of a very nice original.

Smog Pump - Not on car. taken off the right way when motor was refreshed.

SAAC may throw a brick at you on the color change. but it will probably out show any car there and have more history that 98% of them!  Sad but true.

In the hands of a Die Hard GM Guy. but this GM guy knows Fords too!

 Thank you for visiting;


  

 

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