1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
A piece of automotive history is sure found from front to back in the 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500! Since Carroll Shelby ended his friendship with ford the year before the GT 500 has many places in the history of this line of muscle cars. It was a 2 door fastback and 2 door convertible. The engine wa a V8 428 cubic inch 7.0 L with a 3 speed manual.
Horsepower for the 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 featured the GT 500 Super Cobra Jet that boasted a 335 horsepower at 3,200 rpm. Torque was came in at 440 ft lbs of torque at 3,400 rpm. The transmission as noted earlier was a manual 4 speed or you could get an automatic 3 speed C6. The engine as noted was the V8 438 with stroke of 3.98 inches and cylinder bore of 4.13 inches and compression ratio of 10.6:1.
Ford put these out with fiberglass hoods, on the body, frame, Kelsey-Hays Discs with Power Assist and more. Experts know these specs like the back of their hand. The model was also an upgrade of more comfort and luxury. Other signature features are the legendary ram air scoop that set these cars in the front of the public's minds when they debuted. It has a tilt steering wheel, engine oil cooler, and again, some very luxurious interior design for looks and comfort.
There's so much to say about this signature muscle car that one could go on for days. Fans can remember the amazement in the late 60's early 70's when the popular model kits and Hot Wheels toy line featured the 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500. Even those replicas of this car are just as prized as the real thing!
Since it followed the groundbreaking Mustang line the 1960 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 was almost 4 inches longer and packed more muscle in regards to engine and weight. It's the style of this car that enthusiasts remember and just one look tells you it's a two fisted muscle car meant for eating up the road and looking good while doing it.