1968 Shelby GT500 KR
Shelby GT500 KR . I cant believe it either. But I have this clients 68 KR 500 that actually has only 39,000 original miles on it! 8T02R203114-02332 (Steve Bearden) when he lived in Saint Petersburg Fl, purchased the car from the original owner, Alfred B. Jones of Opa Lock, Fl. Alfred was an airline pilot and put some 38,000 miles on the car. Steve purchased it and set the odometer at 0. Then put only 915 miles on it himself. As you can see the car was last inspected in 1976. The car was then placed in long term storage for 38 years and occasionally moved around and driven. Steve moved to Colorado in the late 70'S and has had this piece of American history ever since. The car has cleaned up nice but could use some more detailing to keep it a survivor car. She sat in a garage for a number of years with the passengers side exposed to the sun through windows. So there is some sun blistering on the passengers side but you only notice it close up or when you run your hand over it. Original Shelby, door, buck and windshield tags are undisturbed. Unfortunately back or before 1976 the smog system, air inlet, S tube and heat shield were discarded. Also belts, hoses, clamps, plugs, wires, shocks and battery cables/ tray were replaced.
Most recently replaced was the master cylinder/ brake booster, carb rebuild, vacuum advance, gas tank, rebuilt calipers, wheel cylinders, brake pads/ shoes, heater core and hoses. This Shelby starts right up! No noises, smoke or leaks. I have had it out running through the neighborhood and on the highway. The clutch and all forward/ reverse gears engage smoothly with no issues. The brakes and power steering work excellent! There are no signs of collision what so ever. Alfred did how ever have the car dealer undercoat with the thick body schultz and I must admit it is not the pretty est.
All of the sheet metal/ fiberglass is original to the car. The only surface rust I have found is on the bottom of the doors and under the lip of both lower quarter skirts and there is nothing bubbling or popping through on the body. There is however some occasional chips and lite scratches and a long one on the drivers rear quarter panel. The interior is all original with the exception of the drivers instrument cluster bezel, wood grain horn pad and Shelby emblem. What is impressive is that the swing away steering wheel option, clock and interior lights still work. I have pictures of the stamped vin number on the block as well as the build date that correlates with the Marti report. I have also found the vin number stamped on the ear of the transmission. There is the original build sheet and some other documents that goes with the car. Please call and ask as many questions as you like about this special find!
Best regards, Rich at The Mustang Ranch.
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