|1970 SHELBY GT 500 FASTBACK
Now available is this 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback, serial number 0F02R483204. We have the original build sheet and Marti report. We believe this is one of one built. Here is an overview of the meticulous restoration that was performed on this museum quality Shelby.
The car was completely stripped to bare metal and repainted the original, rare yellow with black body stripes. The original bumpers where “show quality” chrome plated and the bumper brackets were cleaned and painted. The grille emblem and molding, fender emblems, outside door handles, quarter panel emblems and hood molding are new. The grille was cleaned and painted. The fog light assemblies were reconditioned. The front spoiler, hood pins, ram air seal, radio antenna and gas cap are new. The front fender extension moldings and trunk and quarter extension lace are new. All of the outside windshield trim, rear window moldings, drip rails and lock cylinders were polished. All of the weatherstripping, seals, hood and door bumpers, and body plugs are new. A new shaded windshield was installed and the wiper blades are new as well. The hood, door and trunk latches were cleaned and detailed. The hood hinges were cleaned, painted and detailed. The trunk compartment was detailed and the engine compartment painted.
The headlights, headlight switch, backup lights, side light reflectors and bezels, tail light bezels and lenses are new. The park light assemblies have been cleaned and detailed. The electrical system was completely rebuilt and new tail light sequencers installed. The courtesy light switches, turn signal lever, radio speaker and bezel are new. A new backup light switch was installed.
The entire interior was repainted and all of the upholstery, door panels, headliner, vinyl windlace, dash pad, and carpet (floor and fold down) are new. The kick panels were cleaned and detailed. The original seat belts were cleaned, buckles replated and new decals installed. The steering wheel was rebuilt and a new rimblow horn ring installed. The steering wheel pad and trim were cleaned and detailed. The instrument cluster and dash trim were cleaned and detailed, the needles repainted and a new quartz clock installed. A new inside rear view mirror and bracket, lock knobs and sill moldings and emblems were installed. The console was c leaned and detailed. The glove box insert was cleaned and detailed. New pedal pads and trim were installed. The seat tracks were cleaned and detailed. The window regulators and assemblies were cleaned, lubed and adjusted. The heater assembly and cables were cleaned, detailed and a new seal kit installed.
The 428 Cobra Jet engine was completely rebuilt, balanced and detailed. New chrome oil and radiator cap. Spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, points, condenser, rotor and vacuum advance are new. The Holley 4-barrel carburetor was rebuilt. New radiator and heater core were installed. New fan shroud, engine belts, hoses and clamps were installed. Alternator, starter, voltage regulator, and solenoid are new. New fuel and water pumps. New fuel line, hose and filters. New dual exhaust with collector and port. New fuel tank and sending unit. The washer reservoir, hoses and pump are new. New 24F battery, battery tray and hold down. The HD top loader 4 speed transmission was completely rebuilt and the entire clutch system was replaced with all new components. The shifter assembly was cleaned, rebuilt, adjusted and lubricated. The flywheel and ring gear were rebuilt. New universal joints were installed. The differential and housing assembly was cleaned and painted.
The front suspension was completely rebuilt and aligned. New front wheel bearings and front and rear wheel seals were installed. New brakes and hoses, power brake booster, master and wheel cylinders and front calipers were installed. The parking brake assembly was cleaned, detailed and adjusted. The power steering pump seals, cylinder sleeve and hoses are new. The power steering control valve was rebuilt. New BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires were installed on new Shelby 5 spoke wheels with new caps and lug nuts. New shock absorbers. New speedometer cable. In addition to the above, many details too numerous to mention were performed during the restoration process, including new owners manuals, refurbished ash trays, new screws, bushings, wire ends, bulbs, fuses, etc.