1967: Shelby GT350 and GT500 are THE road cars

Carroll Shelby's Los Angeles car company, Shelby American, modified Ford Mustangs for road racing from 1965 through 1969. Unlike most of the powerful-but-ill-handling muscle cars coming out of Detroit at that time, the Shelby GT350 and GT500 were capable of going around a turn at speed (by the standards of 1960s American cars), and today real examples sell for frightening amounts of money. Here's a full-page magazine advertisement for the 1967 models out of Shelby American.

In 1967, the Shelby GT350 came with a 306-horsepower 289 engine (Ford's strongest Mustang 289 made 271hp that year), while the first-year GT500 packed a heavy-but-powerful 428 generating 355 horses. Interestingly, the displacement of the GT500's engine isn't mentioned in the text of this advertisement, and the word "Mustang" is nowhere to be seen.

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