For the first time ever, three of the rarest, most significant Shelby G.T. 500 Mustangs will be in the same place at the same time: RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T. 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA!
In August 1966, Carroll Shelby placed a special order with Ford for three G.T. 500s, powered by the new dual-quad 428 cubic-inch (7-Liter) Special Interceptor engine. All three were painted Candy Apple Red and fully optioned with air-conditioning, California emissions, AM radio, and “Deluxe” Mag Star wheels — destined to serve advertising and public relations roles.
This trio became the first regular production 428-8V powered Mustangs to be built by Ford and subsequently transformed into G.T. 500s by Los Angeles-based Shelby-American. An unexpected change in plans resulted in the ‘67 G.T. 500 Coupe and ‘67 G.T. 500 Convertible becoming the ONLY multi-carbureted coupe and convertible Mustangs ever built by Ford and completed by Shelby.
Fast-forward 55 years, and this trio of historically significant Shelby G.T. 500s will finally be displayed together, in public, for the first time. This special event – RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T. 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA! – will take place at the Indiana Shelby American Automobile Club’s (INSAAC) annual Fall Classic, sponsored by Barrett-Jackson, Billups Classic Cars, and Scott Fuller Reproductions. In addition to the ’67 G.T. 500 Trifecta approximately a hundred show cars are expected. There will be special indoor displays, plus an expansive outdoor showfield.
The show is open to the public on Friday, October 22 at the French Lick Resort and Casino located in French Lick and West Baden, IN. Doors are open for spectators from 9 am until 3 pm, with the exciting unveiling of the rarest of the rare ’67 G.T. 500s happening at 10 am sharp. Admission is free for spectators.
RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA!
‘67 Shelby G.T. 500 Fastback (s/n #0100)
- The very first multi-carbureted Mustang built by Ford.
- The most ‘expedited’ Shelby G.T. built by Ford’s San Jose plant.
- The first G.T. 500 serialized and completed by Shelby- American.
- The first G.T. 500 to be used for Public Relations purposes.
- One of the most photographed and road-tested Shelby G.T cars ever built.
- On July 31, 1967, Shelby American valued the fastback at $4,207.83.
‘67 Shelby G.T. 500 Coupe (s/n #0131)
- The only multi-carbureted Mustang Coupe built by Ford.
- The only G.T. 500 (428-8V) Coupe completed by Shelby- American.
- The second G.T. 500 to get built by Ford and completed by Shelby-American.
- The only known Shelby G.T. to be factory-fitted with dual superchargers.
- Repurposed to serve as a styling concept for the ‘68 G.T. Coupe.
- Regularly driven by Fred Goodell, Engineering Manager at Shelby American.
- On July 31, 1967, Shelby American valued the coupe at $3,318.84.
‘67 Shelby G.T. 500 Convertible (s/n #0139)
- The only multi-carbureted Mustang Convertible built by Ford.
- The only G.T. 500 (428-8V) Convertible completed by Shelby- American.
- The third G.T. 500 to get built by Ford and completed by Shelby-American.
- Repurposed to serve as a styling concept for the ‘68 G.T. Convertible.
- Repurposed again for use in the 1968 advertising materials (Ford’s design).
- Claimed by Carroll Shelby to be his “Personal Driver.”
- On July 31, 1967, Shelby American valued the convertible at $4,249.76.
For additional spectator and exhibitor information please visit http://www.insaac.org
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