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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