1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
Carroll Shelby of Texas was a man of many talents; Pilot, during WWII, racing driver, car manufacturer and entrepreneur. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and the Mustang for Ford Motor. He modified Mustangs and sold them as officially sanctioned products through selected Ford dealerships. The first Shelby Mustang was the GT350, arriving in 1965 and powered by a modified version of Ford's 289 block V8, with options of a 340-360bhp unit in competition trim or 400bhp supercharged. In 1967, he pushed the envelope further by installing Ford's 428 cubic-inch (7.0-liter) Cobra Jet V8 to create the GT500. The Shelby Mustang continued to be based on the stock version, receiving the latter's styling changes and mechanical improvements while retaining its own distinctive special features until production ended in 1970. In 1968, a convertible option was added to the Shelby line-up. The High Performance 289 cubic-inch V8 was no longer offered on the Ford or Shelby Mustang. The 302 was standard on the GT350, equipped with an aluminum intake manifold and Holley 600 CFM carburetor capable of producing 250 horsepower. 1968 also marked the year that Ford took over production of the Shelby vehicles with operations moving to Livonia, Michigan.