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Brief History of Shelby GT 500 - The Eleanor!
By Geof Ryan
The Shelby GT 500 car was offered in two body styles - 2door fastback and 2-door convertible. The assembly plant of this car was established at Dearborn, Michigan in USA. The Shelby GT 500 was offered with two engine types. One of them was a 390 cid engine and the other was a 428 cid V8 engine. This vehicle was designed and offered in 1967. Now, the latest generation Shelby GT 500: the Eleanor, is all set for release - discover more!
The transmission system provided in the vehicle included 3-speed automatic or 4-speed manual system. This car is known as Eleanor in some of the international markets. The car was equipped with a 2 Holley 4 barrel carbs, 428 Police Interceptor as well as optional header features.
In 1968, Shelby Company offered the Shelby Mustang GT500 model, which was equipped with 428 cubic inch Police Interceptor engine. During the same year, the company launched another model named GT500KR, during the month of February.
This model was known as the "King of the Road". This vehicle was equipped with a 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet V8 engine. The same engine was used in the Shelby Cobra car models, which were predecessor of Shelby GT 500 cars.
The GT 500 KR model could generate 335 hp of power. In 1968, the company had also designed certain GT500 models with 390 cubic inch V8 engine. The wheelbase of GT500 model was about 108 inches in size, whereas the length of this vehicle was about 187.4 inches. The length of the 1969-70 Shelby GT500 models was increased up to extra 4 inches, and they were also given minor face lift too.
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