The history of the Ford Mustang is spectacular, with millions of units produced and lots of different models, either they are factory stock or modified. The proof of that is this unique Dark Moss Green 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 which has a custom-built engine. However, it looks like it was designed by Carol Shelby, with that engine under the hood. Actually, this kind of Shelby Mustang was built back in the days as an experimental project and there were only two units ever produced so called the “Super Snake”.
This story begins when the current owner bought this 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 in 1977 from the sister of the original owner, which unfortunately never came back from the Vietnam war. After a few years, the current owner sold this car to his friend with a promise to buy it back, and after 35 years he bought this Shelby GT500 back. Right after he got the car, he considered putting two Paxton supercharges. However, putting two superchargers easily can destroy the engine, therefore he removed the original numbers-matching engine, instead, he took another 428 engine and made all the modifications.
The interior is flawless, the same as when he left the factory back in 1977, with few upgrades because of the twin supercharges. This interior has the original roll bar, shoulder harnesses, carpet, and upholstery. Behind the three-spoke steering wheel, there is an aftermarket triple gauge that monitors the fuel pressure, the boost, and the fuel ratio. The classic Mustang interior is considered one of the most persistent and comfortable interiors in American classic muscle cars.
As we mentioned before, this 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 has a unique and interesting setup under the hood. Ford’s 428 big-block FE V8 has been slightly increased to 445 cubic inches. This engine has been boosted with two Paxton superchargers which feed two Holley four-barrel carburetors. With this configuration, this engine is capable of producing more than 700 horsepower. The engine is attached to a four-speed manual transmission system. Also, this Stang has the optional 15-inch Magstar wheels equipped with Michelin Sport XGT front and BFGoodrich Radial back tires. Although it looks like an ordinary ‘67 Shelby GT500, this pony under its skin is a lot better and fun to drive. Enjoy the video below.