We don’t often see genuine Shelby examples go to auction outside of the US so it’s refreshing to see this lovely 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback in Nightmist Blue up for auction on September 7th at The RM Sotheby’s auction in London, England.
Some interesting news out of the United States postal service this week with the announcement the Shelby GT500 will be featured on a postal stam as a part of the ‘Forever’ series in which five iconic automobiles are celebrated: the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT-500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, and the 1970 Chevelle SS.
“Each of these cars represents the adventurous spirit of the muscle-car era. Fast, powerful, and eye-catching, muscle cars roared their way onto America’s roads in the 1960s. Typically equipped with big, powerful engines, the five high-performance vehicles depicted on the stamps represent the era’s adventurous spirit.”
1967 Shelby GT-500
Manufacturer and former racecar driver Carroll Shelby’s version of the Ford Mustang was powered by a 428-cubic-inch, 355-horsepower Police Interceptor engine. The car also featured a rear spoiler and dealer-installed LeMans stripes as an option. The Shelby GT-500 was both striking and rare; only 2,048 were built. A customized or original version of the 1967 Shelby GT-500 has appeared in contemporary movies and magazines, rekindling American pop culture’s fascination with the model.
We look forward to getting some mail from you folks in the US!