2017 Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction
1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback Mustang // Selling Saturday 3:30
1968 Shelby GT500KR "King of the Road"
Current Owner States - In 1977 the car was dropped off at a local repair shop in San Francisco California. At that time the owner told the shop to beef up the engine and trans. That was the last time they ever heard from the owner. The owner never called or made contact with the repair shop and they had no contact info on him. The repair shop assumed he was in the service and would return. The car sat in the shop from 1977 to 2012 all torn apart.
The car was then purchased by the current owner in 2012. After years of rebuilding the car from top to bottom, inside and out and dealing 8 months with the DMV, the Shelby GT500KR is ready to hit the road again.
Engine: Completely rebuilt with new pistons .060 nos cam, lifters, radiator, water pump, fuel pump, rebuilt carb
Trans: Rebuilt C6 new parts, Standard torque converter, Differential: 9" trac lock with 3:50 new ring and pinion and bearing and seals
Brakes: new rotors, drums, shoes, pads, calipers and power brake unit
Springs: New heavy duty rear springs, reused front springs, all shocks replaced, bearings front and rear replaced
Steering: Linkage replaced with new and an exchanged power steering pump
Interior: New bucket seats, console, dash pad, headliner, rear seat cover, carpet, windshield, door panels all bulbs etc...
Exterior: Raven Black color, Since body was in good shape with no rust. The body had the original paint stripped off and any dents had been repaired
Wiring: New engine compartment wiring , Aftermarket sequential light system installed, every light and bulb replaced. Pertronix ignition installed
The original red primer is still on the underside.
Self etching primer was sprayed followed by a primer sealer. Then the base coat was applied with 3 coats of clear.
Wet sanded and polishing culminated the process.