427-Powered, 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 “Super Snake” Prototype Tribute
Shelby American fabricated a solitary 1967 GT500 “Super Snake” model that was fueled by the very sort of 427 motor that drove the Le Mans-dominating GT40 race vehicles. This thought was established in an arranged limited time program with Goodyear. This thought lead to the trading of the Police Interceptor-based 428 creation motor for the GT500 for the forte, aluminum-head 427 hustling motor. In January 2019, the unparalleled Super Snake sold at sell off for $2.2 million.
The merchant of this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback assembled this vehicle as an accolade for that model, directly down to a double quad 427 in the engine. The vehicle’s fabricate, said to be a four-year project, incorporated some contemporary updates, including a TREMEC five-speed manual transmission, current Wilwood four-wheel plate brakes, full AutoMeter instrumentation, and the sky is the limit from there. The merchant demonstrates just around 100 miles have been driven since its new consummation.
The bodywork and paint were finished in 2019. As per the dealer, the bodywork incorporated all the right Shelby segments—the fiberglass hood, nose, trunk, upper and lower side scoops, and backside covers. The paintwork is custom: splendid white with blue pearl metal chip, decorated with the interesting, three-stripe bend on the Shelby illustrations novel to the Super Snake. The dealer expresses the completion is liberated from imperfections and twirl marks; and the white paintwork reaches out to the underside of the body. Extra outside highlights incorporate substitution glass in general, alongside new seals, moldings, chrome, wiring, lights, latches, and the sky is the limit from there. The vehicle additionally wears Shelby-right taillamps with consecutive signals. This vehicle moves on Shelby-type Magstar 15 x 7-inch wheels on new BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.
The car’s cabin was completely refreshed during the restoration, according to the seller, with a new Deluxe two-tone blue vinyl interior. The new components include the seat covers, carpet, door panels, headliner, wooden steering wheel, dash pad, fold-down rear seat, console, and correct Shelby-style floor mats. There’s also a correct Shelby-style roll bar, Auto Meter Phantom white-face gauges in the instrument panel. There is also an original Ford AM radio in the dashboard. With only approximately 100 miles on the car since the restoration, all of the soft trim appears in essentially new condition with no visible wear. All gauges, interior lighting, and the heater are said to work normally.
Albeit not unique to the vehicle, the 427 motor in the engine of this recognition Mustang depends on a 1967 C7AE-A square projecting. It was over-exhausted 0.030 inch and wears C8AE-H chamber heads, as indicated by the vender. Merchant likewise noticed the camshaft is a conventional strong lifter-type. The acceptance framework comprises of a couple of Holley 600-cfm carburetors mounted on an aluminum consumption complex. Extra motor and related parts incorporate a MSD electronic start, Milodon 8-quart oil dish, CVF aluminum pulley and sections, ACP 24-inch aluminum radiator (with flood tank), and a couple of Flex-A-Lite low-profile electric fans. The motor supposedly turns over and sits effectively and without smoke, with no obvious oil spills.
Supplementing the uniquely assembled 427 is a TREMEC five-speed manual transmission, coordinated with a McLeod grasp and Borgeson power through pressure, a custom driveshaft, and a Ford 9-inch back hub with 3.73 cog wheels. Vender reports there are no breaks from the transmission or hub, and the transmission is said to move easily with simple commitment.
The entire original suspension was removed and replaced, front and rear with new or refurbished parts, including a four-wheel disc brake system from Wilwood, which features a six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers. Other additions include a Borgeson power steering conversion with a Saginaw power steering pump, Viking front and rear adjustable racing shocks, Shelby-correct front and rear stabilizer bars and traction bars, subframe connectors, and new rear leaf springs. There’s also a larger, 22-gallon fuel tank, new brake and fuel lines, and a complete JBA exhaust system featuring 3-inch-diameter tailpipes with chrome tips. Seller reports there are no reported leaks or performance issues with the chassis and suspension components.
There is extensive documentation for this Mustang, according to the seller, including a Marti report and Marti tag, the car’s original buck tag, detailed engine-build specs, documentation of the restoration (with receipts), and multiple awards from the brief show season since completion. There’s also a reproduction Shelby ID plate under the hood, but to be clear, this car is not an original Shelby Mustang. Seller states the car has a clear title.
Authentic or not, this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback restomod has the look and much of the correct equipment of a 1967 GT500 — and the Super Snake graphics and 427 engine elevate it to a higher level.