1969 Shelby GT500 

  • $5k built in USA
  • 1969-1970
  • 360 HP 7.0L
  • 124 mph
Despite a 122-horsepower advantage over the previous GT500, the 2013 model is actually easier to drive.
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It is so stable, in fact, that it rewards you for carrying the brakes into the turn.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Shelby GT500


3.5 s

Top speed

124 mph
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198 mph
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195 mph


7.7 s

1/4 mile

11.7 s

Data points Key details of the Shelby GT500


M6 Coupé

Number built

335 cars
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Shelby GT500 Coupe

“All the changes we made reflect a desire for even better handling and outstanding driving dynamics – from weight savings to improved balance.
Slotted brake dust shields were added to improve brake cooling and handling, and a new pedal box improves clutch and pedal efforts even more.

Shelby GT500 Coupe

“Building on what we learned to create the Shelby GT500KR, this new car offers a great combination of power, handling and braking.
Using genuine materials such as real leather in all seats, real aluminum on the instrument panel and Alcantara inserts on the seats and steering wheel gave the appearance a precisely crafted, jewel-like yet functional feel.

Shelby GT500 Coupe

New brake pads that are more aggressive also help the car achieve high deceleration and further robustness for more driver confidence Significant aerodynamic work was done on the new Shelby GT500 to ensure the car has proper downforce for optimum performance at all speeds.
“Nearly every system the driver interacts with can be tailored to his or her situation including the Bilstein electronic adjustable suspension, launch control, AdvanceTrac and steering assist levels.

Shelby GT500 Convertible

More aggressive brake pads also help the car achieve high deceleration and further robustness for more driver confidence.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept also signals the next step in Ford’s global performance vehicle strategy and hints at how a future Fiesta ST model might look when it joins the Focus ST in the global small car portfolio.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Shelby
Price $5,027
Year 1969-1970
Highest auction price $742k, January 2008
Number built 335 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.67 lb/hp
Maximum hp 360 HP @ 3,200 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,400 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 7,000 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.98 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 124 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.5 s
0-100mph 7.7 s


Drivetrain RWD w/traction-Loc LSD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.32:1
  2. 2: 1.69:1
  3. 3: 1.29:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 3.5:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,841 lb
Width 71.9 in
Height 50.6 in
Length 190 in
Front track width 58.5 in
Wheelbase 108 in
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