By this being a 1968 Mustang-based Shelby GT 500 Convertible with 428 cubic inches of power; it surely has to be considered as one of the most significant rag tops of the era.
One that would go, stop and steer as expected. It was the original “designed to be designed by you”. The 428-cid, 390-hp V-8 engine in the GT 500 earned the nickname “the velvet brute” in period advertising.
Even sitting still, the Shelby has a look of invincibility. When you start it up and let it out, you will then have knowledge of what it is to experience the Shelby GT 500. The Shelby GT 500 isn’t usually purchased by those who simply think it’s handsome and rare; it is hard to resist the temptations to get behind the wheel and really drive it.
Presented in an older restoration in the correct color of Acapulco Blue. This particular GT 500 has a black convertible top and black interior. According to the 2014 edition of the SAAC Shelby Registry, the car
was originally sold as an Acapulco Blue, 428, automatic transmission car
in London, Ontario, Canada at Rankin Ford Sales, Ltd. in early April 1968. Interestingly, the car
was stated to have had only one known owner with a limited known history and at the time of publication, the whereabouts of this car
Accompanied by a Marti Report, the Shelby GT 500 is also fitted with power steering and brakes; automatic transmission, Shelby 10-spoke alloy wheels and AM radio. In 1968, there was a total Shelby production run of 4,451 cars; this is one of only 402 which were built as a GT 500 convertible.
“If you don’t flip your lid over this car, you just don’t flip.”