• Shelby 68 GT500 KR Convertible (Lot #5013) is one of only 51 painted in Acapulco Blue and has been driven less than 300 miles since its restoration
  • Lot #5028 is one of 76 Candy Apple Red Shelby GT500 Fastbacks with deluxe red interior built between 1969 and 1970

This Shelby 1968 GT500 KR Convertible is one of several highly collectible Shelbys set to cross the block at the 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 18, 2014Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM, will bring an exciting group of Shelbys based on the Ford Mustang to the stage during its Scottsdale auction Jan. 10-18, 2015, at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. Among the featured Shelbys will be a ’68 Shelby GT500 KR convertible (Lot #5013) that is one of only 51 painted in Acapulco Blue.

“Barrett-Jackson has a deep appreciation for Carroll Shelby and the lasting impact his cars have made on American performance,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The magic he built into the Ford Mustang line over the years is simply legendary. We’re thrilled his namesake will be well-represented with the Shelby Mustangs in Scottsdale.”

A Shelby favorite to cross the Scottsdale auction block will be a ’68 Shelby KR in Acapulco Blue with deluxe black interior (Lot #5013). This King of the Road Shelby Mustang has been refinished to MCA and SAAC standards and includes a 4-speed manual transmission, power steering, power front disc brakes, tilt-away steering column and AM radio. Every component on this Shelby KR, from the correctly dated motor to the original carburetor, is either original or correctly replaced.

“Our Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction will be almost 50 years to the day that Ford first launched the Shelby GT 350 Mustang at Riverside, California,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This will be an exciting opportunity to honor the Ford and Shelby relationship with some exciting Shelbys on the docket.”

Also highlighting the collection of Shelbys on the Scottsdale docket is a Candy Apple Red ’70 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot #5028) with ultra-rare deluxe red interior. Only seven 1970 GT500s were built red with red interior. This particular Shelby is loaded from the factory and includes an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes and deluxe console. It features all matching numbers between the engine, transmission and the rear end, and is fully documented with the original Build Sheet, Eminger Sheet and Marti Report.  

“Carroll Shelby’s” ’69 Shelby GT500 convertible (Lot #2511) and a ’66 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot #2032), from the Ron Pratte Collection, will also cross the auction block in Scottsdale. Owning it for more than three decades, the Shelby GT500 was Carroll Shelby’s personal car since new. It was named the number-one car on Mustang Monthly’s “Top 10 Dream Cars” in July 2001. The Shelby GT350 was fully restored in 2003 in the factory-correct Ivy Green with white LeMans stripes and black interior. Under the hood is the original 306hp, high-output 289 V8 backed by the original 4-speed transmission, both of which have been fully rebuilt within the past 1,000 miles using correct NOS parts.

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery during 36 hours of live, high-definition TV coverage from Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 13-18.

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About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature 100 hours of live television coverage in 2015, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit , or call 480-421-6694.

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