Rediscovering the Icon: Restored 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

In classic muscle cars, the 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback is an emblem of American automotive history.

Known for its impeccable design and engineering, this timeless masterpiece mesmerizes enthusiasts worldwide.

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Today, we embark on a captivating journey as we unveil the story of Shelby no. 00706, meticulously restored to its former glory.

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The restoration saga of this particular Shelby GT500 is a testament to passion and dedication. Initiated before 2017, the project was completed in 2021 under the careful guidance of a dedicated seller.

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Balancing authenticity with revitalization, every aspect of the vehicle was meticulously attended to, resulting in a resurrection of automotive splendor.

Nestled beneath the hood lies the heart of the beastβ€”a formidable 428 cubic-inch V-8 engine. Rejuvenated with replacement heads and a block dating back to January, this powerhouse boasts exclusivity and is crafted by the renowned Barry Rabotnick of Survival Motorsports.

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Complementing this raw power is a 4-speed manual transmission, forging an intimate connection between driver and machine, delivering an exhilarating driving experience with each shift.

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The restoration extended beyond the engine, with Legendary Motorcar ensuring that every curve and line paid homage to the original design.

The exterior exudes elegance and authenticity and is adorned in radiant Nightmist Blue paint with White LeMans stripes.

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Stepping inside, one is greeted by the rarity of a Parchment Comfort Weave interior, a feature gracing only 8% of all Shelby production in 1967.

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Refinished with meticulous attention to factory details, every inch of upholstery narrates a tale of history and craftsmanship.

Preserving authenticity, the original Ford and Shelby VIN stampings, including those on the transmission, are a testament to the vehicle’s heritage.

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Iconic Kelsey Hayes wheels further accentuate the lineage of this Shelby GT500, accompanied by a spare, embodying preparedness amidst thrill.

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Immerse yourself in racing nostalgia with the inclusion of a rollbar and sand-cast air cleaner base and lid, honoring the vehicle’s performance-oriented roots.

Chronicles of ownership come alive through meticulously preserved SAAC Registry Information provided by Dave Mathews, accompanied by comprehensive documentation including a Deluxe Marti Report, window sticker, and dealer invoice.

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The 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback, Shelby no. 00706, transcends being merely a car; it represents a symphony of power, craftsmanship, and history.

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From its rumbling engine to the authenticity embedded in every detail, this restored legend invites enthusiasts on an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of American muscle car history.

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