1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
Price: - Item location: Vail, Arizona, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: Shelby GT500
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Shelby GT500
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 76,000
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 428 Police Interceptor
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500For sale is my 1968 Shelby GT500. The cars are getting harder and harder to find, nd I hope you see the value in this very nice example.
I purchased this car a short while back with the intention of performing a rotisserie restoration to make it look like it did the day it left the showroom. Keep in mind this vehicle is not in need of a restoration. It's a very solid driver car as-is. I am selling this vehicle only because I'm moving to San Antonio very shortly and could use the money for a down payment on a new house.
Body and Paint: Overall, he body of this vehicle is in very good condition. All sheet metal is original. However, ack in the 80s, he driver side rear quarter panel was hit and repaired. The dent was pulled and leaded in, nd looks really good. This vehicle is believed to be last painted in the mid 90s. The paint looks very nice and shines well. There is a very small amount of rust on the passenger side rear quarter panel (on the very bottom) that is not clearly visible from out the outside of the vehicle. The only evidence of this is a couple small bubbles in the paint. This rust has not gone through through and this would be a very easy repair. Additionally, here is a very small amount of rust on the bottom of the driver door, ear the weeps. I also found a quarter-sized "soft spot" on the floor board when I inspected the vehicle at the time of my purchase. This car is very solid and by no means a "rust bucket". There is nothing in need of repair at the moment, ut I'm trying to be very transparent here.
Mechanical: Mechanically, verything works and the car drives very nice and straight down the road. When I bought the vehicle, here was a very small coolant leak under the dash from the heater core. That has been fixed. I have only driven this vehicle 3 or 4 times (as I have a lot of vehicles) and it has been parked for the past 2 months. During an inspection from a tentative buyer, transmission leak was noted as there was fluid on my epoxy garage floor. I have not yet investigated the source of the leak, ut I can imagine it is a very easy fix...likely a gasket. I may fix it if I have the time this weekend.
Drive train: The engine is not the original engine. I'm no Shelby guru, ut from what I believe (and was told), t is an era correct motor. The carburetor is also the correct model carb, ut not believed to be original to the vehicle. This Shelby has the C-6 Select Shift automatic transmission, hich is believed to be original.
Interior: The interior of the vehicle is very nice. Not perfect, ut very nice. There are no rips, ears, tc. The interior has zero/minimal fading as this vehicle was always stored indoors. The dash was signed by Carroll Shelby.
Shelby Registry: This vehicle is listed in the Shelby Registry. As you can see below, his is the information contained within the registry: I am believed to be the 6th owner of the vehicle.
8T03S116067-00255. GT500. Shipped to Larsen Ford, nc. (White Plains, NY) MSRP $? dealer cost $3985.48 1/18/68. On 2/14/68 claim brief for vehicle loss and damage for hood, owl and left air scoop cracked and repaired at dealership at a cost of $65.00. On 3/25/68 as new unit vehicle had warranty service at dealership for reset and align top and behind starter freeze out plug on r/side of engine leaking and switch and jet at a cost of $26.30. Date of sale 3/25/68. On 5/12/68 A. Blye (New Rochelle, Y) had warranty service at dealership for overhaul carb and r/door pull and conv. top latch ata cost of $27.42 with 1156 miles. On 6/10/68 John Blye (New Rochelle, Y) had warranty service at dealership for refund for emergency repairs at a cost of $28.56 with 1901 miles. On 7/30/68 A. Blye (New Rochelle, Y) had warranty service at dealership for replace speedo gear too fast at a cost of $3.59 with 2645 miles. On 8/6/68 Arnold Blye had warranty service at dealership for emergency repairs at a cost of $68.59 with 3055 miles. On 9/9/68 A. Blye had warranty service at dealership for speedo gear and seal at a cost of $10.74 with 5068 miles. On 11/11/68 A. Blye had warranty service at dealership for alternator and broken wire between switch and regulator and open circuit in solenoid wire at a cost of $51.70 with 6481 miles. On 12/30/68 A. Blye had warranty service at dealership for test charging circuits and rebuild alternator and charge battery and replace regulator at a cost of $31.24 with 8384 miles. Subsequent owners George Hall (OK) ‘83; Tom Stroup (Sacaramento, A); Mark D. Herman (Folsom, A) a police officer “cleaned house” and acquired the Shelby in a no-money trade for a ‘56 Thunderbird, ‘58 Impala basketcase, ‘65 Mustang convertible, ‘73 Mach I CJ and a car trailer. The Shelby showed 74,000 miles on the odometer as of 3/96. For sale on the Internet at the Shelby Mustang Supersight for $45,000. Previous owner Neil Gluskin (Stockton, CA).
Shipping: Buyer is responsible for ALL logistic, osts, rrangements, tc. associated with freight. I am more than willing to make reasonable accommodations, ut I won't trailer the vehicle 50 miles to meet your transporter. Your transporter must pick up the vehicle from my residence.
Inspection: I'm more than willing to make accommodations for you or a 3rd party to come over and inspect the vehicle. Please call me at the number below to schedule an inspection.
Reserve Price: This vehicle does have a reserve price, hich is below market for this vehicle.
Assuming the reserve is met, require a $500 deposit on this vehicle within 24 hours. Final payment is expected via cash, ire transfer, ank deposit, tc. within 7 calendar days. I reserve the right to cancel this listing early should it sell locally. Please, f you have any questions about the vehicle, eel free to give me a call. I'd love to talk. 520-789-0875