The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Shelby GT500. We make the process of selling your Shelby GT500 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
Henry Ford II’s original Shelby Mustang was unveiled at the 1964 World’s Fair as well as every showroom across America. The mixture of Henry Ford II’s & Carroll Shelby’s designs created a muscle car of high enough quality to compete and surpass the Detroit muscle cars.
As the second model of the Shelby Mustang’s, the Shelby GT500 was anticipated to be an even bigger powerhouse than its predecessor. The Ford Motor Company delivered with a passenger car instead of the classic race car. The engine was upgraded to a 428 cu (7.0L) V8. 2.048. This was their first big block motor. The motor has just a few subtle differences from the 427 racing motor. This 428 motor was called the Cobra Le Mans. Even with the changes, the motor is still the same great motor that led Ford Motor Company to the victory at the Le Mans and is still able to run the Daytona 500. The GT500 will go 0 to 60 in 6.5sec and will do the quarter mile in 13.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 106 mph.
The body style was still based on the same fastback style of the classic Mustang but with some prominent differences. This was the first model they redesigned the exterior and interior to compete with other motor companies. They enlarged the grill opening, the side covers ended in two sets of 4 simulated air scoops, the tail lights were put into a concave indented panel and the body length was increased by 2 inches. The GT500 was the first Shelby to offer a convertible body style.
There were several specialized styles of the Shelby GT500 made. One of the most famous is the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. This Shelby was built to showcase Goodyear’s new Thunderbolt tire line. The top speed of the Shelby with the Thunderbolt tires was 170 mph. A limited production run was planned, but price tags of $8,000 were considered high dollar back then, which is about $54,000 today. This high price was determined to be too expensive for general production so the production was canceled. This makes the one built to showcase the Thunderbolt tire a one and only. This model sold for the highest dollar amount of any Mustang, $1.3 million dollars in May 2003.
The Shelby GT500 is one of the most popular models used in the filming industry. It was “Eleanor” from Gone in 60 Seconds. This popularity is a huge reflection of the quality of the Shelby GT500. The Shelby Mustang GT500 is and always will be one of the most popular Shelby’s.