As Barrett-Jackson’s series of auctions heads to Las Vegas for another round of automotive excitement, it should be no surprise that a long list of Blue Oval machines will cross the block in Sin City. Among them is a beautifully restored 1968 Shelby GT500KR sprayed in a stunning blue and scheduled for sale at no reserve.
“Handsomely finished in Acapulco Blue with white Le Mans stripes, this 1968 Shelby GT500 KR fastback is the product of a total rotisserie restoration to its factory-original glory. Powered by its original King of the Road 428 Cobra Jet engine, backed by its factory Toploader 4-speed manual transmission, the KR also features a correct date coded ‘N case’rearend,” says Barrett-Jackson. “Sold new in Omaha, Nebraska, this prime-quality example was factory-equipped with power steering, power front disc, and rear drum brakes, and a black deluxe interior with fold-down Sport Deck rear seat and Tilt-A-Way steering column.”
With only 1,053 GT500KR fastbacks constructed in this model year, these elite machines are rare, and this one is sure to hammer for big bucks in Vegas.
“Retaining its original Shelby ID tag, dash VIN tag, and door data tag, this 4-speed 1968 Shelby GT500KR truly epitomizes its bold King of the Road model name in all possible respects...” the company added.
This restored 1968 Shelby GT500KR is one of many elite Ford vehicles up for auction during the Barrett-Jackson auction held inLas Vegas from June 30-July 2, 2022.