Shelby GT500 KR
Back in late 1967, Carroll Shelby learned that Chevrolet was planning to introduce a special performance version of the Corvette they called, “The King of the Road.” He liked the name, so when he found out they failed to register it, he decided to put his copyright on it. Shelby planned to present a special version of the GT 500, just to spite Chevrolet.
Since Ford had just introduced its legendary muscle engine the 428 Cobra Jet, it was the perfect time to install it into a Shelby. Ford added some performance goodies and go-fast options to create one of the most sought-after muscle cars of all times, the Shelby GT 500 KR, for King of the Road.
They rated the 428 Cobra Jet at 335 HP. However, everybody knew the engine delivered more than 400 HP and had 400 lb-ft of torque. Ford highly limited the production numbers. Also, Ford loaded the GT500 KR with lots of interior trimmings and luxuries.