1968 shelby GT500KR Convertible, Black over Black, Concours Triple Crown Winner

Price: US $82,100.00 Item location: Pacific Palisades, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: GT500KR
  • SubModel: KR
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 72,200
  • VIN: 8T03R201836-02524
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 428 Cobra Jet
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Shelby GT500KR KR

100% Private Owner Consignment·Call 847-838-3749 or Email pat@showyourauto.com847-838-3749
1968 shelby GT500KR Convertible, lack over Black, oncours Triple Crown Winner

1968 Shelby GT500KR #02524is the American Pharoah of the automotive world. This thoroughbred is finished in stunning Raven Black over Black, ne of only 6% of total KR Convertible production or 33 cars. Add to that the quality of her restoration, ot just concours gold winning, ut one of only a handful that have earned the Shelby Concours Triple Crown:

• 2012 Mustang Club of America, rovidence, hode Island National Show, oncours Trailered Gold Award
• 2012 Shelby American Automobile Club, atkins Glen, ew York, oncours Gold-Div 2
• 2012 Team Shelby, ulsa, klahoma, eritage Gold Award - Concours Heritage Class

The quality of her condidition compliments her pedigree.

" # 2524 is one of the finest examples of a restored Shelby anywhere. You will be hard pressed to find a more historically accurate car anywhere. If you ever wanted to experience what a new 1968 Shelby was like, his is a rare opportunity to own the very best. That's not my opinion, ut rather the opinion of the most knowledgeable Shelby people in the world." -Peter Disher, ka the Coralsnake and SAAC Concours Judge

In 2012, 524 underwent a full rotisserie restoration by Tim Lea, ne of the most well regarded restorers within the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) community. The 428 Cobra Jet big-block V-8 engine, ated 8B5 (or February 5, 968) a few months before the build date of the car,and VIN stamped C-6 automatic transmission were completely rebuilt to original factory specifications. Shehas been driven approximately 3,100 miles since 2012, ostly to local shows and events in the Los Angeles area. In addition, 2524 was featured in a recent Ford family wedding.

Retired from competition, ccasional driving does results in slight patina, rimarily within the engine bay and undercarriage. Minorwear to plated and bare metal componentsis to be expected and is regularly detailed to maintain the factory finish.

She is rare, ne of 518 GT500KR's produced. Then there is desirable, aven Black over Black Décor interior, ffset by a white power convertible top and white rocker panel stripes, ertainly stirs the soul. After that of course is excellent, ither in restoration detail or quality of preservation. And finally, here is provenance, vehicle's history and pedigree within the enthusiast community. A car possessing any two of these traits would be a solid addition to a private collection, aving all three makes this Shelby a must have for any serious collector.

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Exterior Description

Raven Black body works shines like an obsidian mirror. All body gaps and body panel alignment are better than the factory could do in 1968. All the fiberglass work is also original to the car. FIt and finish of the paint and body is superior to most any other example currently available on the market. You will notice that the car is photographed with both vintage Good Year polyglas tires and modern radials. The car can be fitted with one or the other at the buyer's option as a condition of sale.

Interior Description

The interioris in absolute factory OE condition. Restored to concours specifications, er interior trim looks and feels new. Hard to find wear items such as the steering wheel and shifter handle are likewise restored to showroom condition.

She was factory ordered new with White Power Convertible Top with Glass Blacklight, T Equipment Group, isibility Group, ower Steering, ower Front Disc Brakes, ilt-away Steering Column, M Radio, nterior Decor Group, achometer and Trip Odometer. Every acccessory works.

Engine Bay Description

Engine bay also presents as factory equipped. She is driven occassionally, o it is natural to see a mild patina soften the plated and bare metal finishes. During a recent concours detailing, ll these surfaces were cleaned and any factory labels that displayed wear, uch as the DR sticker on the shock tower, ere replaced with fresh ones. When you are looking for a fine collectible, t isn't just how recent the restoration it is, t is how quality of the work done and how well maintained the vehicle is once it is completed. This one offers the best in workmanship and OE detail, ith an owner who knows how to keep it in near showroom condition.

Chassis Description

Retired from "Concours Trailer Queen"competition, hebeen driven approximately 3,100 miles since 2012, ostly to local shows and events in the Los Angeles area. Occasional drivingdoes resultin minor wear and tear, rimarily within the engine bay and undercarriage as you might expect. But meticulous detailing after each outing and a deep detail at the end driving season has allowed this Shelby KR to enjoythe exhilaration of the open road, hile maintaining her concours pedigree. The current owner has just recently performed a concours detail, leaning all plated and bare metal parts topreserve their factory finish.

Genuinely rare, minently beautiful, oncours correct, nd a Shelby you can drive- Owning thisGT500KR will certainly grant you the title,King of the Road. This car has been recently inspected by independent 3rd party on behalf of ShowYourAuto LLC. Copies of that report as well as the Marti Report are available upon request.

Year1968Displacement428 Cobra JetMakeShelbyTransmissionAutomatic Floor ShiftModelGT500KRGearsC6 AutomaticPrice$235,000Rear EndTrack-LokLocationPacific Palisades, AFinal Drive3.50:1Odometer72,200DrivetrainRear-wheel DriveVIN8T03R201836-02524Body TypeConvertibleEngine HP335Exterior ColorRaven Black and White TopCylinders8Interior ColorBlackFactory OptionsAdded AccessoriesWhite Power Convertible Top w/ Glass Backlite
GT Equipment Group
Visibility Group
Power Steering
Power Front Disc Brakes
Tilt-away Steering Column
AM Radio
Interior Décor Group
Tachometer and Trip Odometer
Patrick Krook, wner, how Your Auto LLC
Phone: (847) 838-3749
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