1968

Shelby

Cobra Mustang

GT500 KR

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ENGINE
V8 - 428 Cobra Jet
transmission
Automatic
mileage
N/A (Exempt)
N/A (Exempt)
vehicle location
Buford, GA
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vehicle PRICE
$205,000 USD
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1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500 KR

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Beginning in April 1968, Ford began factory installing a version of the 428 engine known as the "Cobra Jet". The GT500 was subsequently known as the Shelby Cobra GT500 KR. The initials KR stood for "King of the Road." Ford rated the Cobra jet at 335 hp but with 440 lb⋅ft of torque at 3,400 rpm, the horsepower was considered significantly underreported, as it was later found that the car made closer to 435 hp. Shelby's KR engine was left stock adding die-cast aluminum valve covers with "Cobra Lemans" to note Ford's FE engine family victory over Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.

This gorgeous KR, wearing Shelby No. 04110, paired the original matching-numbers 428 Cobra Jet with C-6 Select-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission, its shift lever coming out of the floor through a new-for-1968 Shelby-unique center console & ice cold factory air conditioning. The black deluxe bucket-seat interior is surrounded by tinted glass, Shelby’s autograph adorns the glove box door, and a Philco pushbutton AM radio and tilt steering column are among the other interior amenities. Outside, the Highland Green paint is accented with white rocker panel stripes, and Lucas driving lights are mounted in the grille. This car’s double A-arm front suspension has been rebuilt, and the chassis is equipped with power steering and power brakes.

The KR rolls on Goodyear/Shelby Speedway 350 bias-ply tires and Shelby’s optional 10-spoke aluminum wheels. The history of this Shelby GT500KR is well- documented in the Shelby Registry (SAAC).

While Ford rated the 428 Cobra Jet at 335 HP, less than the 360 HP rating given the 428 Police Interceptor it was replacing in the Shelbys, its true output was believed to be closer to 400 HP. Its 440 lb-ft torque peak also surpassed the Police Interceptor’s 420. All the Cobra Jets in Shelby GT500s were fitted with ram air induction, which meant the distinctive oblong Cobra air cleaner housings gave way to more conventional round air cleaners with rubber gaskets that sealed to the underside of the Shelby’s dual-scooped fiberglass hood.

1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500 KR

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Shelby no. 04110
  • Featured in Mustang Monthly Magazine
  • Build sheet
  • Glovebox door autographed by Carroll Shelby
  • 428 Cobra Jet V-8 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Factory air-conditioning
  • Rebuilt & restored suspension
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Highland Green with white GT 500 KR rocker striping
  • Black bucket seat interior with center console
  • Tinted glass
  • Tilt steering column
  • Philco pushbutton radio
  • Lucas fog lamps
  • Shelby 10-spoke wheels
  • Marti Report
  • Shelby Historical paperwork
  • Owner's manual
  • History listed in the Shelby Registry
  • The “KR” in its name stands for King of the Road, which designated those Shelbys built in mid-1968 with Ford’s new 428 Cobra Jet engine. Legend has it that Carroll Shelby got wind Chevrolet was planning to use the King of the Road name on a version of the Corvette and quickly trademarked it for his more powerful Mustangs before GM knew what was happening.

1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500 KR

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1968
Shelby
Cobra Mustang

$205,000 USD

Engine
V8 - 428 Cobra Jet
Transmission
Automatic
Mileage
N/A (EXEMPT)
N/A (EXEMPT)
LOCATION
Buford, GA
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1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500 KR
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Beginning in April 1968, Ford began factory installing a version of the 428 engine known as the "Cobra Jet". The GT500 was subsequently known as the Shelby Cobra GT500 KR. The initials KR stood for "King of the Road." Ford rated the Cobra jet at 335 hp but with 440 lb⋅ft of torque at 3,400 rpm, the horsepower was considered significantly underreported, as it was later found that the car made closer to 435 hp. Shelby's KR engine was left stock adding die-cast aluminum valve covers with "Cobra Lemans" to note Ford's FE engine family victory over Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.

This gorgeous KR, wearing Shelby No. 04110, paired the original matching-numbers 428 Cobra Jet with C-6 Select-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission, its shift lever coming out of the floor through a new-for-1968 Shelby-unique center console & ice cold factory air conditioning. The black deluxe bucket-seat interior is surrounded by tinted glass, Shelby’s autograph adorns the glove box door, and a Philco pushbutton AM radio and tilt steering column are among the other interior amenities. Outside, the Highland Green paint is accented with white rocker panel stripes, and Lucas driving lights are mounted in the grille. This car’s double A-arm front suspension has been rebuilt, and the chassis is equipped with power steering and power brakes.

The KR rolls on Goodyear/Shelby Speedway 350 bias-ply tires and Shelby’s optional 10-spoke aluminum wheels. The history of this Shelby GT500KR is well- documented in the Shelby Registry (SAAC).

While Ford rated the 428 Cobra Jet at 335 HP, less than the 360 HP rating given the 428 Police Interceptor it was replacing in the Shelbys, its true output was believed to be closer to 400 HP. Its 440 lb-ft torque peak also surpassed the Police Interceptor’s 420. All the Cobra Jets in Shelby GT500s were fitted with ram air induction, which meant the distinctive oblong Cobra air cleaner housings gave way to more conventional round air cleaners with rubber gaskets that sealed to the underside of the Shelby’s dual-scooped fiberglass hood.

SPECIFICATIONS
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  • Shelby no. 04110
  • Featured in Mustang Monthly Magazine
  • Build sheet
  • Glovebox door autographed by Carroll Shelby
  • 428 Cobra Jet V-8 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Factory air-conditioning
  • Rebuilt & restored suspension
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Highland Green with white GT 500 KR rocker striping
  • Black bucket seat interior with center console
  • Tinted glass
  • Tilt steering column
  • Philco pushbutton radio
  • Lucas fog lamps
  • Shelby 10-spoke wheels
  • Marti Report
  • Shelby Historical paperwork
  • Owner's manual
  • History listed in the Shelby Registry
  • The “KR” in its name stands for King of the Road, which designated those Shelbys built in mid-1968 with Ford’s new 428 Cobra Jet engine. Legend has it that Carroll Shelby got wind Chevrolet was planning to use the King of the Road name on a version of the Corvette and quickly trademarked it for his more powerful Mustangs before GM knew what was happening.

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DISCLAIMER:
Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, absolute accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Information is based on data provided by the manufacturers and/or other sources. Therefore exact configuration, color, specifications & accessories should be used as a guide only. Information is presented to the user as is without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. Vehicles are sold “AS IS – WHERE IS.” Price does not include applicable tax, title, license, processing and/or documentation fees, and destination charges.
DISCLAIMER:
Tap to read disclaimer section...
Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, absolute accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Information is based on data provided by the manufacturers and/or other sources. Therefore exact configuration, color, specifications & accessories should be used as a guide only. Information is presented to the user as is without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. Vehicles are sold “AS IS – WHERE IS.” Price does not include applicable tax, title, license, processing and/or documentation fees, and destination charges.
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