" King of the Road "

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR

Acapulco Blue

Vinyl

RWD

Manual

8T02R21092603799

FE428 Cobra Jet

29

603799

JK's Galleria Of Vintage, Classic And Pristine Cars

John Kufleitner's Galleria of Vintage, Classic, & Pristine Cars

13134 Salem Alliance Rd

Salem, OH 44460

888-545-2512

Vehicle Details

Speaking of "In LOVE"! This just might be the most B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L specimen of a Shelby GT500KR that your going to find ANYWHERE!

This car is in Mr. Kufleitner's personal collection. It was a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration done right here at John Kufleitner's Galleria of Vintage, Classic,& Pristine cars.

Mr. Kufleitner is the 3rd owner of this over 50 year old car. Believed to have only had 5,000 original miles when he purchased the car in 2014. From the widow of the man that purchased the car in 1971 who purchased the car from the original owner. Complete with the full Marty report, which has taught us that this car was purchased "brand new" right here in good old Youngstown, Ohio! Believe it when we tell you this car is 100% original sheet metal! Absolutely zero bondo or mud in this one. This car is laser straight with perfect gaps though out! Of course in normal Galleria fashion we had to put it right back to better than it was when Carol Shelby turned it into the Bad Ass machine that he did!  

From the deep mirror like shine of the correct Acapulco Blue paint to the original numbers matching drivetrain. We took all the time we needed to gently massage this old car back to the awesome machine it was meant to be!

 This bad boy is packed with a HUGE FE428CID Big Block backed up to the original 4speed transmission and 9 inch ford rear-end. That will take you back to 1968 at what would feel like warp speed. Especially with all that torque that it blasts to the pavement.

Here is what we have learned about this car though the process. Beginning in April 1968, Ford began factory installing a version of the 428 engine known as the "Cobra Jet". The GT500 was subsequently known as The Cobra GT500 KR. The initials KR stood for "King of the Road." Ford rated the Cobra jet at 335 horsepower, but with 440 foot-pounds of torque at 3400 RPM, the horsepower was considered significantly underreported. Shelby's KR engine was left stock adding die-cast aluminum valve covers with "Cobra Lemans" to note Ford's FE engine family victory over Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.

  



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