The 2020 Ford Mustang GT-500 is without query the best-performance. Its 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine makes 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque by way of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, all wrapped up in a lightened and aerodynamically optimized body. It is a significantly impressive machine, made more attractive how far the GT-500 name has come—just look at this 1968 instance on auction at Barrett-Jackson’s deal.
968 was the second year of GT-500 manufacturing, at which point it was still something of an aftermarket conversion, not like at present’s factory-built car.
A massively upgraded engine is a core part of any GT500, and 1968 delivered. Underneath the hood was a 428 cubic-inch, 7.0-liter V-8 rated at 360 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Despite that high output, in comparison with 1967’s automotive the 1968 GT500 was arrange as more of a sporty grand tourer than pure efficiency machine. That is evidenced by the car’s three-speed automatic, wood trim, and plush leather-based interior. The heavy-duty suspension may address the facility whereas offering a smoother ride.
That is all showcased terrifically in this GT500 for sale at Barrett-Jackson. Inside, saddle brown leather-based upholstery displays the trademark Cobra-embossed armrest, and wooden trim traces on the steering, doors & interior. The glove-box has been autographed by none other than Carroll Shelby.
Car comes with in-depth documentation that proves its pedigree. That paperwork consists of the unique build sheet, original factory invoice, and Shelby warranty information. Thorough owner history—from the very first—can also be offered.