Documented Rotisserie Restored Raven Black Shelby GT500KR 428/335 HP Cobra Jet
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: GT500KR
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 28,387
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 428 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Ford Mustang GT500KR
SUMMARY1 of only 1,053 Shelby GT500KR fastbacks produced for the 1968 model year
Ground-up restoration completed in 2014
428 cubic inch Ford V8
C6 3-speed automatic transmission
Correct Raven Black paint
Correct Black Dcor interior
Sale includes an original build sheet and an Elite Marti Auto Works Report
Ford 9-inch rear axle / Traction-Lok differential / 3.50 gears
Shelby 10-spoke wheels
Power steering / Power front disc and rear drum brakes
Here at RK Motors we have a tradition of offering the best collector cars on the planet. And, hile it's our job to facilitate transactions that make car enthusiasts' dreams come true, e also enjoy telling guests about the legendary metal that adorns our massive Charlotte showroom. That's why we simply couldn't wait to tell you about this awesome Raven Black fastback! Fully documented, earing a fresh restoration and featuring a killer 428/3-speed drivetrain, his Ford is an excellent example of one of the finest muscle cars ever produced. And if you're a discerning enthusiast who demands the very best in high caliber, nvestment grade classics, t's the story you've been patiently waiting to hear!
Delivered to Healy Motors of Edmonton, lberta, anada, his awesome Shelby likely spent very little time in the showroom before its big power and big style were unleashed on big city streets. After roughly four decades of excellent maintenance and accident-free driving, he car received a ground-up restoration that included stripping and reworking each of its solid panels. Once those laser-straight lines and super-smooth surfaces were adequately prepped, orrect Raven Black base was buried in thick clear and decorated with precise GT500 KR side stripes. And today, his razor-sharp Shelby rolls as a first-class showpiece that can anchor any serious muscle car collection or hedge any major investment portfolio.
The GT500 threw fuel on the muscle car fire by not only adding power, ut also introducing some of the coolest and most aggressive Mustang styling cues ever created. At the front of this KR, stainless-trimmed grille hangs big Lucas driving lamps between clear Ford headlights, bright chrome bumper and bullet-style parking lamps. At the top of that grille, familiar "S H E L B Y" script leads the eye to a correct fiberglass hood, hich is founded in mirror-like stainless and like-new glass. At the sides of that glass, straight profile hangs small scoops, rnate Cobra Jet emblems and subtle fender extensions around traditional door handles, orrect chrome mirrors and dent-free rocker guards. And at the back of that profile, smooth silver valence centers correct taillights and a detailed fuel filler between a second chrome bumper, right reverse lamps, R-exclusive exhaust tips and a correct, S H E L B Y" branded decklid.
Now that you've waded through all the flowery prose about paint and trim, t's time to get down to business. Lift the car's lightweight hood and you'll find 428 cubic inches of Ford V8 that's been completely rebuilt from its big 4-barrel carburetor all the way down to its (D) April 17th (17), 967 (7) casting date. Long regarded as one of the most iconic mills ever created, actory-supplied Cobra Jets utilized a strengthened medium block, eavy-duty rods, nodular crankshaft, nd larger valves and ports to produce an advertised 335 horsepower. At the top of the engine, am air cowl induction centers a "COBRA JET" branded air cleaner over a high performance intake. At the sides of that intake, ast iron heads hang crinkle-finish Cobra LeMans valve covers over fully restored exhaust manifolds. The fires are lit by a familiar points distributor, hich sequences sparks through fresh Autolite Radio Resistance plug wires. Cooling comes courtesy of a stock radiator, hich circulates water through pliable FoMoCo hoses. And charging is provided by squeak-free belts, hich spin a rebuilt alternator and correct power steering via simple black pulleys. Aesthetically, he clean engine bay appears very close to original, eaturing an even combination of Satin Black and Ford Blue paint. And everything, rom the car's tagged Autolite battery to its tidy Ford washer tank, ppears fully sorted and ready to show.
Take a look under this Mustang and you'll find exceedingly clean floors that are every bit as solid as the body's straight exterior panels. The tough C6 3-speed, ne of 523 bolted under 1968 KRs, pins a correct Traction-Lok differential around correct 3.50 gears. At the front of that drivetrain, rebuilt suspension centers a beefy sway bar and the aforementioned power steering between correct power disc brakes. At the back of that drivetrain, turdy leaf springs hang correct drum brakes at the edges of a clean stainless fuel tank. At the center of that suspension, resh exhaust pipes funnel spent gases through an H-shaped crossover, mall resonators and a transversely mounted muffler. Power meets the ground through 215/65R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As, hich are wrapped around appropriate Shelby 10-spokes. And everything, rom the car's stainless fluid lines to its "COBRA" branded oil pan, ppears safe, ucid and ready to roll.
Naturally, l' Shel focused most of his energy on the performance and appearance of America's most revered pony car. And when those attributes were combined with Ford's already excellent interior, t paid big dividends. The first thing you'll notice is a snazzy wood-rimmed, hrome-trimmed steering wheel. Behind that wheel, great looking dash frames a correct 140 MPH speedometer and 8,000 RPM tachometer beside a correct Philco radio and requisite Carroll Shelby autograph. Opposite that dash, nitted vinyl seats are in spectacular shape, resenting hardly any evidence of use. Between those seats, full-length console anchors small Stewart Warner accessory gauges in front of a slick Shelby shifter and correct, obra-branded armrest. Beneath that console, ike-new carpet rides tight between Shelby branded sill plates. Opposite that carpet, Shelby-spec roll bar perfectly complements a fresh headliner. At the base of that roll bar, liable door panels feature bright stainless trim, potless chrome handles and clean wood accents. And at the back of the cockpit, fully restored trunk hides a new mat, resh decklid decals and Goodyear Speedway 350 spare.
1 of only 1,053 KR fastbacks produced for the 1968 model year, his stellar pony is pretty much everything anyone could ask for when it comes to investment grade muscle. Here's a thorough breakdown of the car's Elite Marti Auto Works Report:
SERIAL NUMBER: 8T02RXXXXXX-XXXXX
DOOR PLATE:8 - 1968 model year
T - Assembled in Metuchen, ew Jersey
02 Shelby Fastback
R - 428-4V CJ Engine GT-500KR
XXX,XXXth Mustang scheduled for production at Ford's Metuchen assembly plant
X,XXXth Shelby scheduled for production
63B Shelby Fastback
A - Ford #1724-A Raven Black paint
5AA Black Knitted Dcor bucket seats
03E - Scheduled for build on May 3rd, 968
8D2874 Home Office Reserve ordering district under Domestic Special Order Number 2874
H - 3.50 Traction-Lok axle ratio
U C6 3-speed automatic transmission
OPTIONS:GT Equipment Group
Sport Deck rear seat
Power front disc brakes
Tilt-Away steering column
Interior Dcor Group
Tachometer and Trip Odometer
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONAn original build sheet
A couple of restoration photos
A brief historical summary
The aforementioned Elite Marti Auto Works Report
Few classics have the kind of attitude and presence of an old school Shelby. And if previous trends are any indication, hese cars will continue to gain value as they become more exclusive and collectible. This investment grade KR is a fully documented, ully sorted show queen that drives and sounds every bit as good as it looks. If you're a dedicated purist who desires only the best, ere's a chance to own the ultimate muscle car!