Do you think the 1967 Shelby GT500 would have been among the top classic muscle cars of all time if they had not featured it in the 2000 movie Gone In 60 Seconds? It’s hard to say. But after that movie came out the values on Shelby Mustangs skyrocketed. Even base model Mustang fastbacks went up in value, mostly because they were needed to make clones of the Shelby fastbacks.
Today those values are beginning to go up again after being flattened during the recent economic recession. Look for cars like this 1967 Shelby GT500 shown here to command six figure prices once again. This one was just posted by Benza Motors in Milford, Ohio and they represent it to be very close to a survivor. Yes, we do know that the color was changed from Lime Gold to black. Black is better, although not original to the car. But Benza Motors specializes in classic Ford Mustang muscle cars, and they know a good one when they see it. Truth be told, not every Shelby on the market is truly an investment grade car. In the ad copy they note that this one is a factory 4-speed car with all original sheet metal. In fact, they believe the undercarriage has never been touched on this Shelby. They say it has just 32k actual miles. It still has Arizona plates from 1977 so the implication is that it spent a lot of its life in the desert climate.
The Marti Report and the Shelby American window sticker are shown in the photos on the ad page. The window sticker says it came with 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering and air conditioning. The Marti Report says it is one of only 2,044 GT500 Shelbys produced in 1967. As you look at the photos in the ad (click the link above) you will note that the glove box was signed by Carroll Shelby.
Benza Motors tells us this car has an all original interior and comes with a numbers matching drivetrain complete with VIN matching transmission and date correct engine block, heads, intakes and carburetors. Now that is rare. In fact, they note that it still has the original factory paint markings on the tranny, undercarriage and elsewhere. Among the date code original Shelby items: air cleaner, dual carburetors, intake, heads, short block, timing cover, fuel pump, distributor, radiator, fan, clutch and alternator.
You can see what we mean when we say this car may be one of the few great 1967 Shelby GT500 survivors left.