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Stemming from the immediate inclusion of Ford’s then-new small-block V-8 engine in Carroll Shelby’s Cobra sports car, and extending through the development of the all-conquering GT40, the relationship between Ford and Shelby bore many landmark performance vehicles. Not the least of these was a line of Mustangs that, beginning with the 1965 GT350, handily dominated the top end of the critical “Pony Car” segment throughout the mid- to late 1960s and early 1970s.
This 1968 Shelby GT500KR is an example of the best that Shelby and Ford had to offer at the time. The KR, which stood for “King of the Road,” added such niceties to the standard Mustang as a 428 cid Cobra Jet V-8 engine, heavy-duty suspension, a plethora of spoilers and scoops, including a forced-air-induction fiberglass hood and larger brakes. Showing approximately 89,000 miles from new, this rare convertible version of the ’68 GT500KR is finished in its original color combination of red with black interior and a white top. Benefiting from a recent documented rebuild of its Cobra Jet engine and other service work, this Shelby is ready to provide a new owner with the thrills of the open road at the wheel of an iconic performance machine.