A LITTLE HISTORY
The Shelby Mustang is the ultimate asphalt
warrior from the blue oval stable.
Ford, with assistance from Carroll Shelby,
put forward 'the next hot item in the street
wars' with the 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Cobra
Jet. The mean and powerful look was achieved
by Shelby American through body modifications
including extending the front end by three
inches, adding a fiberglass hood with fully
functioning dual front scoops and hot air
extraction vents. It had a brand-new version
of the 428 Police Interceptor engine fitted
with improved-breathing heads and larger
exhaust manifolds giving birth to the 428 CJ.
The GT500 KR or "King of the Road" powered by
a pavement eating Cobra Jet 428 engine was
deviously rated at only 335 horsepower when
in fact, it pumped out at least 400
horsepower. Powerful enough to send the GT500
KR from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.9 seconds with
a 103-mph quarter-mile speed. Additionally,
the KR had larger brakes, under-hood
suspension bracing, and staggered rear shocks
to reduce axle wind-up and wheel hop. At the
time, Car Life magazine said “The car is so
impressive, so intimidating to challengers,
that there are no challengers”. Limited
production and awesome power makes the 1968
GT500 KR one of the most collectible ’Stangs
of all time.
ABOUT THE CAR
This Factory “I” Code Acapulco Blue with
Deluxe Décor Black Decor interior rolled off
the assembly line at the Metuchen N.J. plant
on May 21, 1968.
•8: 1968 Model Year
•T: Manufactured at the Metuchen, NJ
•02: 2 Door Mustang Fastback
•R: 428 CID 8-Cylinder 4-BC, CJ Engine
•205215 Consecutive Unit Number
This Vehicle was produced on May 20th 1968
•Acapulco Blue Exterior Color
•Black Knitted Vinyl Luxury Trim Bucket Seats
•GT Equipment Group
•XPL Type Automatic Transmission
•3.50 Locking Rear Axle
•Power Disc Brakes
•Interior Décor Group
•AM Radio (upraded to new Ipod stereo)
•Tachometer & Trip Odometer (140-mph
Speedometer and 8000-rpm tachometer)
•Sport Deck Rear Seat
•2 Way Tilt Away Steering Column
ABOUT CAR OWNERSHIP
This owner resides in Ontario Canada, who
purchased his dream car in April 1971. From a
Debeau Kanaveck Auto Dodge Dealership in St
George Quebec. The car was on the used car
sales lot with 50,000 miles reading on the
odometer (just out of warranty).
SHELBY REGISTRY RECORDED HISTORY
On 6/10/68 Shipped to Sud Automobile, Inc.
(Longueil, Quebec, CAN) .
On 6/12/68 claim brief for vehicle loss and
damage for paint of left and right quarter
and trunk and left door at a cost of $39.92
serviced at dealership.
Date of sale 7/20/68.
On 7/30/68 salesmen P. Labreche of Sud Auto
Inc car to original owner as part of a dealer
“Summer Sales Contest” from May 21 thru Oct
On 9/5/68 original owner Marcel Dube
(Montreal, Quebec, CAN) had warranty service
at dealership for seat latch and check
starter control C8AZ11A126A at a cost of
$20.50 with 1820 miles.
On 9/12/68 Marcel Dube had warranty service
at dealership for engine “exploded apart” and
oil pan and gaskets and spark plug at a cost
of $948.57 with 2166 miles.
On 10/16/68 Marcel Dube had warranty service
at dealership for brake pads and starter
relay at a cost of $47.05 with 3226 miles.
Marcel (a school teacher) traded the Shelby
in to the previous owner Debeau Kanavek Auto
Dodge for a 1971 Dodge.
Purchased by present owner Rene Larochelle (
ONT, CAN) in 1971 with 50,000 miles
The 1st owner (a school teacher had traded it
in on a new 1971 Dodge) Thus making Rene the
2nd registered owner.
This fully documented restoration Shelby
according to the Deluxe Marti Report was well
equipped with the GT Equipment Group, Power
Disc Brakes, Tilt-Away Power Steering Wheel,
AM Radio, black Deluxe Mustang GT interior
Décor Group with 140-mph Speedometer and
8000-rpm Tach, Trip Odometer, Sport Deck Rear
Seat, and race inspired Roll Bar with
Shoulder Harnesses. Under the Shelby ram air
induction hood, lies the original 428 Cobra
Jet with a single four-barrel carburetor
mated to a C-6 Select Shift automatic
transmission with a 3.50 ratio conventional
rear axle. Additionally, this Shelby sports
15” wheels. This Shelby is in restored like
new original condition inside and out. The
car maintains its original paint colour,
interior, chrome, drivetrain.
This Shelby is an interesting find to say the
least, as these types of cars rarely come
along. Fully documented by the rebuild team
1968 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR
This Shelby is now restored as built as the
first day it left the factory ** and the
condition is as new, 21st May 1968.
Shelby Wheels & BF GoodRich Radial Tires
Current Day Radio (w/i-pod)
Shift Handle (we are in quest of the wooden
handle with cobra snake)Still looking