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June 11, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

Sunlit Gold Shelby GT500 Makes Every Hour The Golden Hour

Traditionally you’d have to wait till just after sunrise or before sunset for the golden hour in photography, but with this 1968 Shelby GT500 any hour you snap a photo it would look good as gold.

One of just 270 finished in Sunlit Gold this ’68 Shelby GT500 is one of just 1,020 fastbacks produced that model year making a serving example incredibly rare. Produced at Ford’s Metuchen, NJ plant the car would then be sent to the A.O. Smith Company in Michigan where it was given the Shelby treatment, 1968 would also be the first year Shelby Automotive would have production there. Shelby upgrades to the car include fiber glass panels, Shelby 10-spoke wheels and like all, a 360hp Police Interceptor big-block engine.

In 1968 the Shelby brand began transitioning away from that of solely performance to a car that offered both performance and luxury. As a result, this ’68 features wood-grain trim, Saddle seats, padded armrests, and a later signed dash by the man himself, Carroll Shelby, for good measure.

One of only 41 in this paint and trim combo, this GT500 will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction running from June 26-29.

[Photography courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.]

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