1968 Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500 Fastback - LOADED! Full Documentation -
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: GT 500
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 94870
- VIN: 8T02S169382-01824
- Color: Gold
- Engine size: 428 PI
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Ford Mustang
About the Seller: Stephen Becker Automotive Group has over 150 cars in stock. We pay cash for cars and can consign and sell cars and complete collections. Ask us for more details.
About the Vehicle:
This 1968 GT500 Fastback is listed as No. 01824 in the official Shelby Registry and was originally shipped to Nagle Ford, Inc. in Rochester, NY, where it was delivered to first owner J.D. Baker on 4/2/1968. Subsequent owner history is also listed in the registry. Sunlit Gold with a very rare saddle interior, the Shelby is one of 1,044 GT500 fastbacks built for Shelby Automotive by the A.O. Smith Company in Michigan, where Shelby production moved for 1968. In addition to its Shelby equipment, the GT500 is also equipped with an automatic transmission, factoryice-coldair conditioning, power steering, power front disc brakes, tinted glass, tilt pop-a-way steering wheel and a Philco pushbutton radio. The popular Shelby aluminum 10-spoke wheels are present. As a GT500, the Shelby is equipped with the 360 HP 428 Police Interceptor big-block that came from the factory with aluminum intake manifold topped by a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, oval open-element air cleaner and finned aluminum Cobra valve covers. Like all 1968 Shelbys, the GT500 started life as a big-block Mustang fastback at Ford's Metuchen, New Jersey, assembly plant before its transformation into a Shelby with fiberglass body panels and other special components. The front fascia gave the Shelby a totally different look with a larger grille opening, Marchal fog lamps, and hood with a pair of forward-placed scoops. At the rear, the fiberglass trunk lid incorporated a ducktail spoiler, while the rear panel was distinguished by horizontal 1965 Thunderbird tail lights with sequential operation. For 1968, the Shelby Mustangs transitioned from the all-out performance of 1965-67 to more of a "Road Car" sports-luxury vehicle, which was bolstered by the Mustang's Deluxe interior with wood-grain trim, along with a unique console with padded Cobra-embossed armrest and dual gauge pods. The Mustang's heavy-duty suspension was also part of the package.
1 of 1,044 GT500 Fastbacks produced in 1968
1 of 270 with the paint code (sunlit gold)
1 of 41 with this paint/trim combination
Shipped to Nagle Ford In. in Rochester, NY
428 CI Police Interceptor V-8 engine
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
Aluminum intake manifold
Power brakes with front discs
Saddle decor deluxe interior
Philco pushbutton radio
Very rare factory Marchal fog lamps
Tilt-pop-a-way steering wheel
Air conditioner - Selectaire
10 spoke aluminum wheels
B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires
Listed in the Shelby Registry
Original build sheet
Original factory invoice
Original body-buck tag
Lots of original factory paperwork, Shelby warranty paperwork, recall notice
More About Stephen Becker Automotive Group:
Stephen Becker Automotive Group realizes how difficult it is purchase any automobile over the internet from a classic car dealer or private party.
Is the engine original? Are all the vehicle identification numbers where they should be? Has the car been tampered with? Is the car really worth the asking price? Stephen Becker has bought/sold/inspected/appraised/certified over a thousand GT 350's, GT 500's & GT 500KR's to happy buyers all around the world. 35+ years in business with a sterling name and reputation in the hobby. We buy/sell/consign/inspect/appraise all makes and models of classic, antique & muscle cars. Stephen Becker is a long-time NADA advisory board member.
Stephen Becker was business partners with Carroll Shelby from 1977 until Carroll's death in 2012.
Stephen Becker offers an inspection service, an appraisal service and can be very helpful with transportation details. We can inspect the Shelby, handle all financial details and take physical possession of the vehicle for safe keeping. We've shipped numerous muscle cars, of all types, to Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland and all over Europe.
Contact us before you drive to the bank and send a stranger your life savings!
Stephen Becker personally works side by side with the Shelby American Automobile Club registrars and have supported their efforts to keep Carroll Shelby's automobiles and contribution to the automotive industry alive.
Stephen Becker is one of the most renowned Shelby authorities in the world, announced the introduction of a new certified appraisal program for 1960s Shelby Cobras, GT350s and GT500s. Previously available only to a select group of companies and celebrities, SGB's invaluable expertise is now available to individuals contemplating the sale or purchase of a vintage Shelby car.
"For years, MOPAR, Corvette and Ford collectors have had access to detailed appraisals from experts in those cars, but enthusiasts have not been able to tap a form program when considering the purchase or sale of a Shelby, "? said Becker. "With the expertise, records and access to details of Cobras, GT500s and GT350s available through me, collectors can now have the knowledge they need when making a decision on a Shelby they want to purchase or sell.â€
Becker personally has performed evaluations for years and attended key collector car auctions for a small group of corporate clients like insurance companies and manufacturers. In late 2009, Stephen Becker provided an appraisal of 75 cars in the corporate and museum collection of Shelby American. The appraisals were done for Shelby's insurance company, which requested current values of the extensive collection of significant cars. Other high profile corporate and celebrity clients have included the famous Shelby Parts & Restorations company, as well as leaders in the music and entertainment industry.
"Shelby cars are usually considered blue chip collectibles, but each must be carefully inspected and appraised to understand the true value, "? noted Becker. "Not only is it important to ensure a car is a genuine Shelby, it's critical to understand its history. The value difference between a survivor car with great provenance and a Shelby 'rebuilt' from a few major components left over from a wreck can be hundreds of thousands of dollars.â€
Stephen's knowledge and extensive library led to the creation of the Becker Certified Shelby Certification program. A proprietary 25 point inspection and exhaustive research provides the most thorough report on the market for genuine Shelby vehicles.
Over the past decade, Stephen Becker has been retained by key automotive groups, collectors and industry leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. This led to the creation of a program for individual collectors and enthusiasts. When completed, a client received a detailed report with a history of the vehicle, if available, and documentation to validate the value.
Since 1977, Stephen Becker has been regarded as a leading authority on 1960s era Shelby Cobras, GT350s and GT500s. The company's expertise and in-depth knowledge have been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelby's. SGB has represented clients around the world on stage when their Shelby's crossed the block.
Founder Stephen Becker was one of the youngest people to ever be selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young/Inc. Magazine "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the early 1990s.
Stephen Becker Automotive Group Inc. is a licensed and insured Georgia car dealer.
This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements
Carroll Shelby designed and built the shelby mustang, boss 302, boss 429, gt 350, gt 500, gt 500kr, 427 shelby cobra, ac cobra, he was president of shelby american,