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Various GT500 in different colors are now making the rounds at US auto shows around the country. We’ve recently shown you the Performance Blue GT500 at the Chicago Auto Show. Now see the Iconic Silver GT500 at the Baltimore Auto Show and the Red Hot Metallic GT500 at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Which is your [&hellip

Final Bodywork Preparation Underway

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

This week saw the body finally move offsite to the bodyshop where it will be receiving the final work done in preparation for paint and then reassembly. Just to remind you about what happened. I made a decision a few years back to essentially scrap the Eleanor idea. Instead, I’ve decided to restore the car back to an original GT500, with a few tweaks. The car is now receiving some last body work and fitment of the GT500 body kit. Something I’ve been through before, years back with the Eleanor kit. Most of the Eleanor parts have been sold off meaning I haven’t lost out too much. Hopefully more frequent updates to come as over the last year we have bought SO many parts including a brand new 390HP Blueprint Crate engine, Tremec 5-Speed, performance fuel tank, MSD digital ignition, Holley Sniper, pulley kits and we even had Autometer create us some custom made Shelby Signature gauges, like the ones used on the original Unique Performance cars. I know I just bought the Classic Instruments versions though when the Autometer opportunity came up I just couldn’t resist! Stay tuned! © 2019, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

It’s been almost five long years since we first heard about the next-generation Shelby GT500 and Ford Motor Company has finally pulled the covers off the 2020 GT500 Mustang! At the heart of the new GT500 is a 5.2-liter V8 engine with Eaton 5.2-liter V8 Engine with Eaton 2.65-liter Supercharger, producing over 700 horsepower and powering [&hellip

Here it is! The 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang!

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

The 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang has just leaked ahead of its reveal in a few hours (Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show) via this posted official brochure! Catch the images and specs inside! Let us know what you think! Be sure to tune in tomorrow as we bring you live coverage of the reveal [&hellip

Here it is! The 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang!

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

The 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang has just leaked ahead of its reveal in a few hours (Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show) via this posted official brochure! Catch the images and specs inside! Let us know what you think! Be sure to tune in tomorrow as we bring you live coverage of the reveal [&hellip

Ford will be auctioning the very first 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 18, with the proceeds to go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Ford has also let known that the winning buyer will be able to choose from all of the available colors and options, but that deliveries [&hellip

We have a date! The 2020 GT500 Mustang will be repealed on January 14, 2019 at the Detroit Auto Show.   This was just officially announced by Mike Levine (Ford North America Product Communications manager) on his twitter account. Along with this, Ford has teased the reveal date with a sneak peek at the upcoming [&hellip

What a difference a week makes. Just a short update to show you what we’ve just got back from the powder coaters. I’ve just got the coated seats back along with the diff and rear seat panels. It’s all coming together quite quickly now. Still a long way to go and a lot of parts needing attention and assembly. As for these seats I’ve got a nice set of 1967 deluxe upholstery that is going to go on them. Also, i luckily managed to buy and store original 1967 hard seat backs in black with the trim, some will know how rare they are especially since they aren’t cracked. The one issue we’ve encountered is the listing wire. The original ones being far too gone to be reused so we’re having to look around to see if we can find any. If you know where to get some 1967 Mustang upholstery listing wires let me know. In the meantime, stay tuned! © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

Good news this past week. The car has been sent out to the body and panel guys for the last bit of work before the long task of putting her together begins. So that means all the smaller jobs need starting, one of which is restoring the old seats. As you can see the original seats aren’t in the best of shape. The frames were bent and broken possibly due to a heavy previous owner perhaps?. So we’ve stripped them all, straightened the frames and welded up the cracks. Once we strip the rear seats they will go off to the powder coaters to get recoated, along with the Diff housing and a few other bits and pieces that need doing. All the tracks will need to be cleaned up as well and painted. Some of the bolts are a bit cross threaded so we’ll replace them and get them recoated as well. After all that we have some nice brand new deluxe upholstery to cover them all. It’s all happening! © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

For the regular readers of this site you will know that the building of my car has been a feat that has taken the better part of a decade. I’ve gone through the Eleanor love story and back again and am now setting my sights on a Shelby GT500 resto mod. Not long ago I received the Shelby GT500 front end. You can see it here. Then I managed to get a custom order Classic Instruments Shelby gauge set from Classic Recreations. Custom in the fact that it is metric (KPH). But now as the year begins we are fitting them up and they look rather good as you can see in the picture above. On a side note I am hoping this year to have things move thick and fast. I’m hoping to have the car finished or near to finished by this time next year. © 2018, 67mustangblog.com. All rights reserved.

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