1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 7 July 2012 , 09:07:11 byEmil

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Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible

The only officially licensed 1967 Shelby Mustang in production is the GT500CR. All receive power from a hand-built 7.0-liter engine, have modern performance suspension, specially made paint and hand-stitched upholstery, but also a specific bodywork. Each car will receive an official Shelby serial number and badges and it will also be included in the Shelby Worldwide Registry, the official one. The convertible model will be available in two different performance variants.

The first one is the GT500CR 545, a model capable of developing 545 horsepower with a fuel injected 427. The carmaker also offered very modern suspensions, pinion steering and power rack. All the output is being transferred to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. This last one will offer the driver an even more incredible driving experience. The list of features continues with larger 17x9.5 rear wheels and front and rear coilover suspension for modern sports car handling and Caroll Shelby signature rally series 1000 seats. In terms of exterior colors, the carmaker offers five choices and also has an authentic Shelby Le Mans racing gas cap and other Shelby Performance parts.

The other model is the GT500CR 900S, a vehicle capable of developing 780 horsepower with its F1-R Intercooled ProCharger supercharged engine. It also uses all the 545 model elements and the power increase is just a bonus. The modifications do not stop here. The carmaker also offered a 200 mph speedometer and racing-style bucket seats. The suspension and the chassis of the Shelby GT500CR 900S also received a boost. The output is being sent to the road through 17x11-inch rear wheels covered in wider ultra high-performance Goodyear tires. Each model that must be built to order takes around four months.