One of the greatest American muscle cars can now be yours

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Pure American muscle
One of the greatest American muscle cars in history will cross the block at a Mecum's Kansas City auction in March: a 1968 Shelby GT-500KR Fastback.

Yup, the one with the 428 "Cobra Jet" engine.

That's pure American muscle right there.

In a collector car market dominated by eight-figure Ferraris, a black Shelby Mustang is a welcome relief. An every-man's hero. A Budweiser in a wine bar.

The auction house does not give a pre-sale estimate. However classic car insurer Hagerty sets a value for this model at $146,000-184,000 in good to excellent condition.

Here it is: a 1968 GT-500KR. That's right: the "King of the Road"

Certainly one of the all-time great muscle cars.

1968 was the only year of the 428 cubic-inch "Cobra Jet" engine ...

... producing more than 335 horsepower ...

... and sporting "Le Mans" on the valve covers — a tribute to Ford's victory at the famous French endurance race.

This model comes with the more desirable 4-speed manual ...

... and it screams late-1960 muscle ...

... from those big hood scoops ...

... to the classic Shelby tail lights.

It's in excellent condition ...

... due to a recent restoration.

The black-on-black paint scheme makes this one mean machine.

We'll take it!


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