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A family tradition for over 50 years, selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world.

Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR NO EXPENSE SPARED RESTORATION
  • ORIGINAL MATCHING-NUMBERS 428 COBRA-JET V-8
  • ONLY 31,985 BELIEVED-TO-BE ACTUAL MILES
  • JUST RELEASED FROM A PROMINENT PRIVATE COLLECTION
  • STUNNING FACTORY ORIGINAL COLOR COMBINATION
  • ONE OF ONLY 1,053 BUILT
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS AS NEW
  • DOCUMENTED IN THE SAAC REGISTRY
  • FULL DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING OWNER'S MANUAL, BUILD SHEET, DELUXE MARTI REPORT, TITLE COPIES AND RESTORATION RECEIPT BINDER
  • Options Include:
  • 10-SPOKE SHELBY WHEELS
  • STEWART WARNER GAUGES
  • PHILCO RADIO
  • SPORT DECK REAR SEAT
  • SHOULDER HARNESSES
  • POWER DISC BRAKES
  • POWER STEERING
  • TILT AWAY WHEEL
  • C-6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • INTERIOR DUAL CORE GROUP
  • GT EQUIPMENT GROUP
  • VISIBILITY GROUP
  • When word trickled down that Ford was going to offer the special, Tasca Ford-developed Cobra-Jet engine as an option for select models, Carroll Shelby made sure it found its way into the GT500. The Cobra-Jet-powered GT500 would be the top-of-the-line Shelby for 1968 — the only question was what to call it. As the story goes, Lee Iacocca had a meeting with Shelby informing him that Chevrolet was about to release a new version of the Corvette called the King of the Road. Shelby had supposedly always wanted to use that name for one of his cars and figured the Cobra-Jet-powered GT500 was the perfect platform. He left the meeting and called his trade dress lawyer in Washington to see if anyone had secured the rights to the name; turns out no one had. Shelby secured the rights and thus, the GT500 KR—the King of the Road—was born.

    The Cobra-Jet 428 engine was rated at “just” 335 horsepower as a ruse to fool the competition and the insurance companies. The engine, in fact, pumped out at least 400 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. The KR included a number of engine modifications over the 428 Police Interceptor engine in standard GT500s, such as: low-riser heads from the famed 427 engine, a beefier crank, rods and pistons. Additionally, the KR had larger brakes, under-hood suspension bracing and staggered rear shocks to prevent axle wind-up and wheel hop, making the KR the best of the best.

    This magnificent 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback was built on 6 June 1968. It was finished in stunning Acapulco Blue over black interior and powered by Ford’s legendary 428 Cobra Jet V-8. The engine was backed by a C-6 automatic transmission which sent power to a 3.50:1 Traction-Lok rear axle. It was further equipped with shoulder harnesses, GT equipment group, visibility group, Sport Deck rear seat, power disc brakes, power steering, tilt-away steering wheel, AM radio, interior décor group, as well as a tachometer and trip odometer. Just released from a prominent private collection this fully restored show quality GT500 KR is readily shown or driven. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the very best GT500 KR’s to be found the market today, for the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who demands the very best.

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    Please note: All of our vehicles receive a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection before leaving our dealership. Kindly allow up to 14 days from the date of sale for your vehicle to be delivered. As we are currently experiencing a high volume of sales, we are doing everything in our power to deliver your vehicle as soon as possible!
    Year:
    1968
    Make:
    Shelby
    Model:
    GT500 KR
    Color:
    Acapulco Blue
    VIN:
    8T02R210195
    Mileage:
    31,985
    Stock Number:
    407587

    Engine:
    428 Cobra-Jet V-8
    Transmission:
    C-6 Automatic
    Style:
    Fastback 2 Door
    NADA Value
    $279,200.00
    DISCOUNT
    $79,300.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $199,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    JD Power Guides

    High Retail: $279,200.00


    Year:
    1968
    Make:
    Shelby
    Model:
    GT500 KR
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Financing

    Finance rates as low as 5.9%.


    We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.


    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


    Terms available up to 144 Months


    If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, (314)291-7000 or credit@schmitt.com


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    * Rates vary depending on year of car, length of term and credit score.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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