This identification / buyers guide has been written for those interested in the 1967 Shelby GT 500. The 1967 Shelby GT 500 is seen as one of the most desirable, if not the most desirable American production sports car in history, due to its motorsport success, and cult status derived from the 'Gone in 60 Seconds' movie remake. The 1967 GT 500 was produced in fastback form only, however, there was one 1967 GT 5080 convertible prototype made. This convertible is considered particularly special as it was technically the last Shelby Mustang convertible car to come from the Shelby American Inc. factory.
As the 1967 Shelby GT 500 can effectively be recreated from a standard 1967 Mustang fastback, accurate identification of these cars is particularly important. Below, relevant information is provided for the GT 500, including interior and exterior features, as well as detailed engine and chassis number identification criteria.
19767 Shelby Gt 500 statistics:
Numer Produced: 2,050 (Including 2,048 standard fastbacks, 1 notchback concept, 1 convertible prototype).
Period of Manufacture: 1967
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The 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 had the following external features, which provide a good starting point for the identification of a genuine car.
General Body Features:
Badging and decals:
The 1967 Skelby GT 500 had the following interior features listed below. Please refer to the images for a better understanding of these descriptions.
The 1967 Shelby GT 350 came in the following paint colours / codes:
An example of each colour has been provided with the attach images, along with a Ditzler colour chart. Again, this information is courtesy of Paintref.com.
The Ford Mustang Shelby G.T. 500 will have two relevant chassis numbers, one being a Shelby VIN, and one a Ford VIN. Their form and location are outlined below.
Shelby VIN/Serial/Chassis number:
A basic 1967 Shelby GT 500 VIN is as follows :67400F2A00001 (subject to the below decoding)
Location on body:
Ford VIN/Serial/Chassis number:
The correct Ford VIN for a 67 GT 500 Fastback will generally be in the following format:7R02Q XXXXXX
However, please note that the VIN on many of these cars (especially the early vehicles), doesn't indicate a "Q" engine code as the 5th digit of the VIN.
Locations on body:
Ford used an FE 428 Police Interceptor engine for the 1967 Shelby GT 500.
Unlike the GT 350 cars, the Ford VIN was not actually printed / punched on the engine block, therefore making it difficult to confirm whether the engine is in fact the original for that particular vehicle. However, it is possible to confirm the correct type of engine is installed in the car, simply by identifying the casting marks on the block.
A 1967 Shelby GT 500 will have a casting prefix on the engine block of C6ME. See images for a better description of the typeface and location of this casting mark.
The presence of this number should confirm that the motor is a 428 motor.
The 1967 Shelby GT 500 had the following mechanical features: