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 (the creator of our model) made a video that will walk you through the assembly process.

Papercruiser via BlueSpringFordParts

[VIDEO] The Paper Mustang Artist Jonathan Brand Discusses His Creation

Late last year we reported on Artist Jonathan Brand who, after selling his very own 1969 Mustang to help raise funds for purchasing an engagement ring, decided to rebuild his former Mustang entirely out of paper. The project gained quite a bit of press and was even noticed by Ford.

So intrigued with the project were Ford that they decided to surprise Mr Brand with a trip to the 2012 North American International Auto Show, where he also toured one of Ford’s design studios.

While there, Jonathan spoke of how he designed and built his paper Mustang. Check it out below.

via MustangHeaven