[Barn Find] 1967 Shelby GT500 – A Teacher’s Pet

Our friends over at HotRod.com have posted a great little story about a truly awesome barn find. Something we all wish we’d come across. A 1967 Shelby GT500.

The car, which belongs to Scott Drake’s Paul Kerner was recently displayed ‘as is’ at the Mustang 50th anniversary show in Las Vegas.

The car was purchased in 1997 as a true barn find. “A coworker found the car. He said it was coming out the next day in the local Recycler, so if I wanted the car, I had to buy it now.” So then and there the car was purchased for $14,000. Yes, you read that right.

The car has sat in his garage for quite some time and he admits it’s something he’s just “never got around to”.

Though what is interesting about the car is in 2003 a rep for Kylie Minogue got in touch wanting to buy it for $100,000 for her father Ron. Paul, in no hurry to sell, wanted $110k and so the deal didn’t happen.

Funnily enough only a six years later news hit that Ron Minogue got duped out of a fake 1968 GT500

So today the car still remains as it was found all those years ago. Head on over to HotRod.com for the full story and pictures.

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Build Your Own 1968 Shelby GT500 KR (With Paper….and Glue)

We would all love to drive, let alone own a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR. But for those who aren’t so fortunate there’s still a way we can all have one…only a bit smaller.. and made from paper. And whilst this reminds us of the amazing full size paper 1969 Mustang from a few years ago this one is just a bit smaller. Small enough for your desk.

Back in 1968, Ford produced a fairly limited number of Shelby GT500 “King of the Road” Mustangs. Conservatively rated at 335hp, the Shelby GT500 KR easily produced more than 400hp. With a 428 Cobra-Jet engine, a fiberglass hood and trunklid for weight savings, and a serious number of extra air scoops and vents, an all-original 68 Shelby GT500 KR with matching numbers is seriously valuable.

A red 68′ just like our model sold for $110,000 at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, for example-and if the numbers had matched, it might have sold for a lot more.

If you’re like most of the people working here at Blue Springs Ford Parts, an original Shelby GT500 KR is probably a little outside your budget. Fortunately, there’s an affordable alternative: a paper version of this most famous Mustang. All you need is a printer, a hobby knife, some glue, and this free PDF.

How To Build Your Own Classic Shelby Mustang

If you want to build your own model, here are some suggestions:

1. Download the PDF here
2. While you can use any printer, the model will be a little easier to assemble if you print on some heavy card stock
3. A hobby knife (like an X-Acto® knife) and a crafter’s cutting pad make carving up your model a little easier
4. Regular old Elmer’s® glue is pretty much exactly what you want – no special adhesives required
5. A black marker can color the edges of the paper used to create the tires, and a red marker can color the edges of the paper used on the rest of the model (as needed)*

*Be sure to test each marker on some plain white scrap before using it on your model

Finally, Jesse at PaperCruiser.com (the creator of our model) made a video that will walk you through the assembly process.

Papercruiser via BlueSpringFordParts

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Shares His Top 10 Mustangs of All Time

We all know Jay Leno is a big lover of Ford Mustangs. After all he owns a beautiful original 1965 Shelby GT350. So to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang Ford asked Jay to give his thoughts on the top ten Mustangs of all time.

We often forget just how much Jay enjoys automotive history and this video certainly shows his knowledge of Mustang and it’s history is truly astounding. Enjoy

[VIDEO] Top Gear USA feature Eleanor in American Muscle Episode

For those of us who missed it recently, or those who are not US based Top Gear America ran a great episode featuring a Classic Recreations GT500CR, a 1968 Chevy Camaro pumping out a whopping 720hp and a lovely looking Dodge Charger.

The episode centers around a range of challenges featuring all three cars. We won’t spoilt it for you so check out the full episode right HERE. For Those NOT in the USA all you need to do is run a browser proxy plugin and you’re set.

Modern Muscle Design & AmericanMuscle To Giveaway SEMA Built 2014 Mustang

Keeping with the theme of giveaways this year we thought we’d better share this one with you because who doesn’t want to win an entire car and not just any car. A fully customized, SEMA built 2014 Mustang.

MMD and AmericanMuscle teamed up to custom design the car labelled Project MMD. Featuring over $30,000 in aftermarket parts and the sleek, modern design MMD is known for, this is a one-of-a-kind Mustang that can serve as the perfect show car or daily driver.

So before we get into it here’s the link to sign up: http://www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html

And now for the particulars.

The Giveaway

One person will get to drive home from the annual AmericanMuscle Car Show—the largest Mustang only car show on the planet—in their newly acquired magazine cover car—Project MMD. Not only is this Muscle Mustangs and Fast Ford’s (MM & FF) May 2014 Cover Car, it’s also the same build that was featured at Forgestar’s booth for the 2013 SEMA Auto Show. The winner will be selected on 8/4/2014 and will be handed the keys at the AmericanMuscle car show on 8/16/2014.

Video: How Project MMD was built – http://www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html

The Car – SEMA 2014

Sometimes you plan out an entire build before you ever pick up a wrench—this was not how Project MMD began. This car started out as a way to showcase some of MMD’s most popular modifications, but once the opportunity to showcase a car at the 2013 SEMA Auto Show came along, the guys at MMD went back to the drawing board. They commissioned AmericanMuscle to handle the performance aspects of the car while they gave it an appearance overhaul. The end result was a successful appearance at Forgestar’s SEMA booth and a few neck snapping trips in Las Vegas and the surrounding countryside.

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Cover Car – May 2014

Project MMD was designed and built to be a SEMA car, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fully functional street machine—the guys at MMD actually drive it around town and to shows. That’s what pegged the interest of the crew over at MM & FF and once they finally saw Project MMD in person at SEMA, they knew they were looking at a cover car.

Project MMD – Styling

What began as your run-of-the-mill 2014 Oxford White Premium GT received the perfect synergy of classically inspired styling mixed with a bold, attention demanding modern twist. The car takes inspiration from the late ‘60s
Mustangs, such as the GT350 style spoiler and hood scoop. It also employs more recent aesthetics such as a matte white vinyl wrap and an adjustable air ride suspension that lets you drop the car to the ground when parked or at a show, all while still delivering the performance of coil overs. With the fog light deletes, page was taken from the BOSS 302’s playbook, along with the matte black roof decal.

Of the more modern styling, the MMD windshield and side decals offer a stark color contrast while the matte while tail light covers make for a more fluent paint scheme. The rear diffuser is an MMD prototype developed for this car and accounts well for the Ford Racing exhaust dumps.

  • 589 RWHP / 480 TQ @ 10 PSI on a Dynojet 224xLC

Mods

Performance

  • Air Lift Suspension Kit
  • The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft
  • Vortech Supercharger System – Black
  • Snow Performance Stage 3 Boost Cooler
  • Ford Racing Boss Style H-Pipe and Side Exhaust
  • JLT Replacement Air Box Intake – Blow Through Supercharger
  • The Driveshaft Shop Carbon Fiber One Piece Driveshaft

Styling

  • MMD 551C 20 Inch Staggered Wheels
  • Matte Black Boss Style Roof Decal
  • MMD GT350 Style Window Covers – Pre-Painted
  • MMD Hood Scoop – Pre-painted
  • MMD Headlight Splitters – Pre-Painted
  • MMD Ducktail Spoiler – Pre-painted
  • Carbon Fiber Dash Overlay Kit
  • MMD Retro Mirrors – Unpainted
  • MMD Side Scoops – Pre-painted
  • MMD Tail Light Trim – Pre-Painted
  • MMD Boss Style Fog Light Deletes
  • MMD Satellite Radio/GPS Antenna Cover – Pre-painted

[GIVEAWAY] – WIN! – Officially Licensed Mustang Eyewear!

It’s not too often we get to giveaway products here at 67mustangblog though when we do we’re always excited to see the reaction and enthusiasm of our readers. This time our good friends over at Coastal.com have given us some nice new officially licensed Mustang eyewear to giveaway to one lucky reader.

The Mustang eyewear collection has been produced to closely resemble the features of the car we all know and love. Inspiration has been taken from the strong, innovative, masculine, and gritty characteristics of the brand.

All you need to do is enter below. Entries close on June 30th and the winner will be contacted shortly after. Remember, like and share via facebook and twitter for more entries!

Good luck!

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Design Details

Strong, lightweight carbon fiber, commonly used on cars, has been incorporated into the design of each frame. The iconic Mustang logo and pony are featured prominently across the temples, with subtle, sexy angles and details of the cars themselves serving as inspiration.

Official Mustang paint color names (Raven Black, Mineral Gray, Dark Charcoal, Satin Silver) were used in product naming to further bridge the connection from the cars to the eyewear. Flashes of brighter Mustang colors (blue, yellow, and red) are modestly featured along the top or fronts of the 1909 series, and have been used in the temple tips of the 1901 series.

Thunder Bay Museum To Raffle Off 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

It’s not everyday (or even year) someone gives away a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. So this is could be your lucky day because the Thunder Bay Museum in Ontario, Canada is doing just that.

The beautiful 289cid V8 candy apple red car was restored to GT specifications in 2000 and features upgraded springs, 4-barrel Motorcraft AFB carb, headers, working Boss hood scoop, and dual exhaust. “The odometer shows just 110,600 miles. A recent appraisal notes that the hood, doors and trunk are properly fitted and fender areas free of obvious imperfections. The metallic paint is in good condition with no signs of rippling or orange peel. A few, very minor, paint flaws on the hood can only be seen on close inspection.”

Here’s how you can win. To purchase tickets make out a cheque to the Thunder Bay Museum, and send it to 425 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7E 5V1, or use Visa or MasterCard by calling (807) 623-0801, faxing (807) 622-6880, or emailing them at mustang@thunderbaymuseum.com. Please include your name, phone number, charge card number, its expiry date and your mailing address. (Must be 18 or over to purchase tickets. Winner is responsible for picking up the car or arranging for its shipping).

DRAW DATE: September 8, 2014, at 5pm

For full details go HERE.

Here’s the car’s particulars. Now where’s our phone? Good luck to all!

SPECIFICATONS:
• Candy Apple Red exterior metallic paint
• Deluxe interior (door panels and console shift)
• 289 cid V-8 engine (with original 302 block)
• Big block shock towers (from a 1969 Cougar XR7)
• 10.0:1 Compression ratio
• 4 bbl Motorcraft AFB carburetor
• 225 horsepower @ 4,800 rpm, 305 ft-lbs torque @ 3400 rpm
• Dual exhaust with Thrush Mufflers
• Numbers-matching car
• 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic C-4 automatic transmission with floor shifter
• 2.79:1 Axle Ratio
• Rally rims, hubcaps and beauty rings with Cooper Cobra G/T Radial, white letter tires, 235/60 R14 (front and rear)
• Original radio
• Disc brakes, front and rear
• Mach 1 hood scoop
• Weight: 3,400 lbs
• Wheelbase: 108 inches
• Length: 183.6 inches
• Built in Dearborn, Mich: Factory price in March, 1967: $3,306
• Originally purchased in Ontario, stored for most of the 1980s and 1990s, and restored by the 4th owner in 2000
• Data Plate Code: 63A-T-2A-17C-81-0-W

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[VIDEO] Pure Vision’s Martini T-5R Mustang is Loud & Fast Art

We posted about the astonishing Martini Mustang last year and gave you a run down of it’s long specs list. Though what we neglected show you was this fantastic video from Petrolicious.

We may be late to the party here but regardless this video is too good not to document over here at 67mustangblog. If you’ve seen it you’ll know what we’re on about, if not, Enjoy!

[VIDEO] Custom 800hp 1967 Shelby GT500 Unveiled By RK Motors

This past weekend RK Motors Charlotte debut their custom 800hp, 527 cubic inch, 1967 Shelby GT500 at the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration in Charlotte. The car, dubbed the “RK527” certainly looks fantastic, however don’t let that fool you. The subtle looks don’t give much away. So much so she’s being branded the “Shelby Sleeper”. You see, if you simply looked down the body and glanced in the interior you would never guess what was waiting underneath the hood. Instead of following the normal choice of a 428, RK Motors chose to go with a Jon Kaase built all-aluminum 527 cubic inch Boss Nine V8 that churns out a dyno-verified 800 horsepower on pump gas. Trust us, you have never seen a Shelby GT500 tribute like this before.

The RK527 will be driven by Kauffman and co-pilot Johnston on the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. “We’re going to drive it from here to Wisconsin, over 1,400 miles, and then all the way back another 1,400,” said Johnston. For the full story head on over the RK Motors website.

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This Is The Best Vintage Steering Wheel Ever Made!

It’s been some four years since we last shared information about the wonderful European made steering wheels we managed to track down coming out of France. For those uninitiated after the Gone In 60 Seconds movie remake became popular there was a rush to build ‘Eleanor’ clones that were movie correct. Unfortunately shortly after the movie finished the steering wheel factory that made these wheels changed it’s base of operation from France to the US and as a result a drop in quality was noticed. Here’s our initial comparison and here’s our follow up.

After a lot of searching we managed to track down a French operation creating these original wheels and they are of supreme quality and workmanship. Our contact, Dom, not only produces these ‘movie correct’ steering wheels for early Mustangs but he also produces period wheels for all kinds of vintage automobiles. Through the wonders of the internet we can now see and purchase any of Dom’s wheels right HERE! And the rest of his range HERE. Thank us later.