Shelby CSE 039 1968 G.T. 500 E “Eleanor”

Price: US $175,000.00 Item location: Conway, Arkansas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • SubModel: G T 500
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 4664
  • VIN: 8F02C184799
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 427ci Stroker Small Block Ford
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Tremec TKO 600 5 Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1968 Shelby

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby 500E

In the Fall of 2007, I finally took delivery of the red and white striped mustang Shelby 500E . The car had been individually detailed for the correct components by Carroll Shelby Enterprises, and Kurt Van Peterson of Dallas, Tx. Kurt had arranged for me to meet with Carol Shelby on several occasions and express my gratitude. One of those meetings took place at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. While I was there with Carroll and his team, I was told that some of the components were not available to build the 427 ci Stroker small block that I had requested. Contact was made with Roush Racing and it was decided that they would ship the short block assembly and most of the engine components. Approximately 12 months after delivery, Roush racing sent a technician to Little Rock to personally re-tune the electronic ignition system. The serial number that my records reflect identifies this engine from Roush racing as Serial# 427363. Todd Miller was the technician.

I’ve enjoyed the car immensely and it has been garaged inside temperature control environment it’s entire life. At the time I receive delivery of the car, to the best of my ability I discovered that Ford Motor Company only built 24 of the original Shelby’s with a combination of red, and tan leather.

CSE 039 1968 G.T. 500 E “Eleanor”

Engine:427ci Stroker Small Block Ford

Engine Builder:Roush

Engine Warranty:2 years

Horsepower @ crank:550 hp

Torque @ crank:530 ft/lbs

Block:351 W Cast Iron Block

Cylinder Heads:CNC Ported and polished aluminum heads

Fuel Injection:ACCEL DFI Programmable fuel injection

Ignition System:ACCEL

Spark Plugs:Need to inspect engine to determine

Engine Oil:7 qts 20w50 semi synthetic or petroleum based engine oil

Engine Oil filter:Ford FL1A

Transmission:Tremec TKO 600 5 Speed (PN# TCET 5008)

Transmission fluid:3 qts GM Synchromesh


Clutch Hydraulics:Keisler

Driveshaft:Custom Aluminum Driveshaft

Rear Axle:Currie built 9: Posi-traction w/ 3.89:1 gears

Rear Axle fluid:80w140 synthetic gear oil with friction modifier

Subframe bracing:Unique Performance subframe and cross bracing w/ driveshaft loop

Interior:Custom 3 tone leather interior

Steering:Total Control Products rack and pinion (PN# BBRCKP-01) with Baer bump steer kit (PN# 3261002)

Front Suspension:Unique Performance adjustable coil over suspension

Rear Suspension:Unique Performance adjustable coil over rear suspension with Watts link and adjustable torque arm

Roll Cage:Welded in 4 point roll cage with removable crossbar

Seat Belts:G Force 5 point racing harnesses

Radiator:Custom aluminum radiator

Brakes:Dual Piston Front Baer – “Shelby” signature PBR calipers w/13” front slotted cross drilled rotors.Single piston rear Baer calipers w/ 12” slotted cross drilled rotors (PN#7263004)

Front Wheel Size:Front 17”x 8” custom “Shelby” styled wheels with 245/50ZR17 BF Goodrich G-Force KD tires

Rear Wheel Size:Rear 17”x 9.5” custom “Shelby” styled wheels with 275/40ZR17 BF Goodrich G-Force KD tires

Paint Color:Custom Viper Red with White Stripes

Fuel Cell:Custom Stainless Steel 22 gallon fuel cell

Fuel System:Aeromotice electric fuel pump and regulator

Guages:Classic Instruments “Shelby” Signature gauges

Stereo:Sony XPlode CD player with 2 6”x 9” rear speakers