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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Prototype 1968

General description : This very fascinating car began life as a 1967 Shelby GT500 engineering car. Finished in Lime Gold it was often used at testing events even making appearances with the famous Super Snake. Later the car was used to help fix the over heating issues initially found with A/C equipped GT500's, it is the car used to design the hood vents or louvers later found on all A/C cars, the first to initially work with the outboard headlights, again to help with cooling.
Once its duties as an 1967 engineering car, it was chosen to help design the 1968 Shelbys . It would be refinished in Acapulco Blue and the hood, nose and interior designs were worked on. This car was then used for most of the early advertising for the 1968 models while still equipped with 1967 10 spoke Shelby wheels, an option that Shelby aficionados will know was never available on 1968 models.
The car was brought to LMC as a restored Lime Gold 1967 Shelby needing some freshening. Once the restoration began the pieces of its history began to fall together and it was discovered to be the prototype car. And so began a challenging yet very interesting restoration of this very special Shelby GT500.

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Prototype is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Georgetown by Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd. for Not priced.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Mustang Model Version : Shelby GT500 Prototype Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1968 Location : Halton Hills Vehicle Registration : Undefined

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Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd.

Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd.
905-875-4700
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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

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