Shelby Mustang GT500 (1:18, Greenlight)

  • Shelby Mustang GT500 (from 1967)
  • Greenlight
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • black
  • 50844
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 999 pieces
 
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The Story of the Shelby Mustang GT500

The Shelby Mustang GT500 is a legend among muscle cars and was originally produced from 1967 to 1970. This model was designed to elevate the performance and styling of the already impressive Ford Mustang to the next level. The GT500 was equipped with a 428 Cubic Inch (approximately 7.0 liters) V8 engine known for its incredible power. The designer of the original Mustang was Carroll Shelby, a former race car driver and car builder who played a significant role in the development of this model.In 1967, the year the first Shelby Mustang GT500 hit the market, the world was undergoing significant political and cultural changes. The "Summer of Love" movement was at its peak, The Beatles released their groundbreaking album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and the Vietnam War continued to escalate. These examples help us understand the age of the vehicle and its historical context better.

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Technical Data and Special Features of the Original

The technical data of the Shelby Mustang GT500 are impressive. The 428 V8 engine, also known as the "Police Interceptor," officially delivered 355 horsepower, although many experts believe the actual output was closer to 400 horsepower. The GT500 featured front disc brakes and an improved suspension to tame the immense power.The predecessor of the GT500 was the Shelby GT350, powered by a smaller 289 Cubic Inch V8 engine. The GT500 offered significantly more power compared to it and was perceived as more comfortable and luxurious. Designers like Carroll Shelby and engineers like Fred Goodell played essential roles in the development of this iconic vehicle.

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Greenlight's 1/18 Scale Model

The model of the Shelby Mustang GT500 in a 1/18 scale shown here is from the manufacturer Greenlight and is part of the collection of Modelly member "neophyte1410." The 1/18 scale allows for precise reproduction of many details of the original.The miniature's paint job is in a matte black finish, giving the GT500 a robust and elegant look. The body, the typical GT500 stripes, and the distinctive taillights are all faithfully replicated. The wheels of this model could be from a manufacturer like American Racing, adding to the authenticity as well.

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Detailed Analysis and Collector's Value of the Model

The Greenlight model stands out for its detailed reproduction of the Shelby Mustang GT500. Every part of the car, from the headlights and front grille to the taillights and trim, has been meticulously crafted. The matte black paint job gives the model an authentic look that does justice to the legendary original. The emblems and badges, including the iconic Shelby Cobra emblem, are placed exactly where they should be.While the Shelby Mustang GT500 appears in many movies and series as a symbol of power and freedom, this particular model doesn't seem to have a specific film or series connection. However, collectors and enthusiasts will appreciate Greenlight's high level of detail accuracy and quality in manufacturing this model. The 1/18 scale model is a wonderful addition to any collection, offering a deep insight into the design and history of one of the most famous muscle cars of all time.


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