Ford , Shelby G.T. 500 (diecast 1:18, AUTOart)

  • Ford , Shelby G.T. 500 (from 1967)
  • AUTOart
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • red
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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The Origins of the Ford Shelby G.T. 500

The 1/18 scale model car from AUTOart seen in the photos is based on the legendary Ford Shelby G.T. 500. This vehicle belongs to the first generation of Shelbys, manufactured from 1967 to 1970. The Ford Shelby G.T. 500 was specifically designed for performance enthusiasts and marked a significant advancement over its predecessor, the Ford Mustang. The development of this car was significantly influenced by Carroll Shelby himself and engineers such as Fred Goodell and Chuck Cantwell.

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Interesting Data and Facts

The Ford Shelby G.T. 500 was powered by a 428 cubic inch (7.0-liter) "Police Interceptor" V8 engine known for its power and reliability. It had a peak output of approximately 355 horsepower and featured a four-speed manual transmission. The G.T. 500 was also renowned for its special exhaust system that contributed to its distinctive sound. The car had an acceleration time from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just over 6 seconds, impressive for its time. Other technical highlights included high-performance brakes and reinforced suspension.

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The 1/18 AUTOart Model Car

This 1/18 scale model car by AUTOart was meticulously crafted to replicate the original Ford Shelby G.T. 500 and is made of high-quality diecast material. The model collector "Oldtimer" has this piece in his Modelly collection. It stands out for its accurate reproduction of the body style, the distinctive hood air intakes, and the iconic double racing stripes that visually dominate the vehicle. The model's wheels appear to sport BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, enhancing its authentic appearance. The fine interior details and functioning doors and hood are further highlights of this model.

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Significant Historical Events in 1967

The Ford Shelby G.T. 500 made its debut in 1967, and to give you a sense of how long ago that was, here are some historical context examples: This year saw the first successful heart transplant performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard. In the music world, The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" gained immense popularity. These examples help illustrate the time and better understand the era in which the Ford Shelby G.T. 500 model originated.


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